Palo Alto, Calif.-The Tigers kicked off the match with an uphill battle in the doubles competitions. The Tigers struggled to catch a break and it resulted in the Cardinals pick up the doubles point. However, senior Alex Golding and freshman Sem Verbeek took a stand and picked up a win for the Tigers in the No. 1 position. The final score of the No. 1 doubles match against No. 68 Lin and Morrissey was 8-7(5).
In the singles events, the Tigers battled against nationally ranked individual opponents. Senior Alex Golding faced No. 42 John Morrissey and came back to win the second set however came up short in the first and third which resulted in the fate of the match being favor of Morrissey.
At the conclusion of the match, " Director of Tennis and Head Men's Tennis Coach Ryan Redondo remarked, "Today was a tough match, and there is a lot to take away from it. We had a great win at No. 1 doubles, and some close matchies in four of the singles. We have to learn from today to prepare for the final two Big West matches and get ready for the conference tournament."
The Tigers are now 13-7 and are now 3-1 in the Big West Conference. The Cardinals 11-9 abd 3-3 Pac-12.
1) Golding/Verbeek (PAC) def. No. 68 Denis Lin/Morrissey (STAN) 8-7 (5)
2) Jamin Ball/Ho (STAN) def. Hamilton/Stolyarov (PAC) 8-3
3) Paige/Strobel (STAN) def. Alameh/Cederwall (PAC) 8-5
Order of Finish: 2, 3, 1
1) No. 42 John Morrissey (STAN) def. Alex Golding (PAC) 6-1, 0-6, 6-3
2) No. 109 Nolan Paige (STAN) def. Sem Verbeek (PAC) 6-1, 7-5
3) Robert Stineman (STAN) def. Denis Stolyarov (PAC) 6-3, 6-3
4) Daniel Ho (STAN) def. Daniel Alameh (PAC) 6-0, 6-2
5) Trey Strobel (STAN) def. Ben Mirkin (PAC) 6-4, 6-4
6) Denis Lin (STAN) def. Alex Hamilton (PAC) 6-0, 6-2
Order of Finish: 6, 4, 5, 1, 3, 2
No. 42 Stanford 7, No. 71 Pacific 0