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Men's Tennis

Big Slam

No. 4 Stanford Cardinal (17-2, 4-1 Pac-12)
No. 31 California Golden Bears (10-6, 2-2 Pac-12)

Friday, April 13 • 3 p.m. PT 
Taube Family Tennis Stadium • Stanford, Calif.
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STANFORD, Calif. – No. 4 Stanford men's tennis hosts its Bay Area rival in No. 31 California in the Big Slam on Friday at 3 p.m. PT at Taube Family Tennis Stadium.
The Cardinal, boasting a 17-2 overall record, has matched its best start in 16 seasons. Stanford sits in second place in the Pac-12 standings at 4-1 in the conference with two weekends remaining in the regular season. California is 10-6 overall with a 2-2 mark in the Pac-12, tied for fourth in the conference standings.
Stanford and Cal have met once already this season, with the Cardinal posting a 4-1 victory over the Bears in Berkeley on Feb. 24. Stanford captured the doubles point with wins by Tom Fawcett and Axel Geller at No. 2 (6-3) and Timothy Sah and David Wilczynski at No. 3 (6-2). The Cardinal sealed the victory with wins by Geller at No. 2 (7-6 (9), 2-6, 6-3), Wilczynski at No. 5 (6-2, 6-2) and William Genesen at No. 6 (6-3, 4-6, 6-3).  
Fawcett is No. 8 in the latest Oracle/ITA national rankings for singles. The senior has won his last four matches, boasting an 18-4 overall record and a 9-3 mark in dual play. He enters Friday's match with 51 career dual victories, No. 28 on Stanford's all-time dual wins list.
Geller (No. 57) and Sameer Kumar (No. 87) are also ranked in the ITA's latest poll, released earlier this week. Geller owns the most wins in dual action with a 14-3 record. He has played all 17 of his matches at either the No. 1 or No. 2 spot. Kumar owns the second-most wins in dual play with a 10-3 mark, playing all his matches at either No. 1, No. 2 or No. 3.  
Wilczynski has won his last three matches and is 8-5 in dual action this season. The senior's 43 career dual victories is 33rd on Stanford's all-time dual wins list.
Stanford, which plays both a conference and nonconference match against California during the regular season, owns a 93-23 all-time record against the Bears. The Cardinal is looking for its first regular-season sweep of Cal since 2012.