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Men's Tennis

Best Regular Season in 17 Years

STANFORD, Calif. – On a day of recognition for standout seniors Tom Fawcett and David Wilczynski, the No. 4 Stanford men's tennis team punctuated its best regular-season in 17 years and its first undefeated regular-season at home in 12 years with a 4-0 victory over Washington Saturday at Taube Family Tennis Stadium.  
Stanford completed the regular season 20-2 overall for its best regular season since 2001, when the Cardinal finished 21-1. At 11-0, Stanford posted its first undefeated regular season at home since 2006. The Cardinal finished second in the Pac-12 standings and will enter next week's conference tournament as the No. 2 seed.
Saturday's match began with a Senior Day ceremony as both Fawcett and Wilczynski were honored for their tremendous accomplishments in their Stanford careers.
"Tom and David are two young men who I am very fond of how they carry themselves on and off the court," said Stanford's Taube Family Director of Men's Tennis, Paul Goldstein. "They are very kind, thoughtful, caring people, who I envision having lifelong friendships with. Their freshman year was my first year. To see where we are as a program now compared to where we were as a program when we both started here; I think so much of that credit goes to Tom and David. I want to thank them for their service not only to the Stanford tennis program, but also to the Stanford community."    

The Cardinal fed off the emotion of its Senior Day ceremony as Fawcett and teammate Axel Geller cruised to a 6-0 win at No. 2 doubles Moments later, Sameer Kumar and Michael Genender clinched the doubles point for the Cardinal for the second day in a row with a 7-5 win at No. 1.  

Genender put Stanford up, 2-0, with a 6-2, 6-2 win at No. 6 for his fifth dual victory in seven decisions.   
A day after surrendering just two games in a victory over Oregon, Wilczynski continued to look sharp on Saturday with a 6-3, 6-2 win against Washington's Alexis Alvarez at No. 5. The senior has won his last five decisions, surrendering more than two games in a set just once during that span.
Serving from the same spot he did the day before, Eric Fomba recorded the same result as he did the day prior. The graduate student clinched it for the Cardinal with a 6-3, 6-4 win at No. 4. He extended his match winning streak to six with his fifth clinching point of the season.

Fawcett, playing his 15th match against a ranked opponent this season, rebounded from an opening-set loss with a 5-4 advantage in the second set, when his match was abandoned.
Both Geller and Kumar had won a set and were leading the decisive third set in their matches when they were abandoned.  
Saturday marked Stanford's 10th victory of the season without surrendering a point to its opponent.
Stanford will compete as the No. 2 seed in the Pac-12 Championships this coming week in Ojai, California. The full bracket along with match schedules will be announced on Monday.
No. 4 Stanford 4, Washington 0
1. No. 50 Sameer Kumar/Michael Genender (STAN) d. Kawika Lam/Enzo Sommer (WASH) 7-5
2. No. 24 Tom Fawcett/Axel Geller (STAN) d. Jack Davis/Mitch Stewart (WASH) 6-0
3. Eric Fomba/David Wilczynski (STAN) led Piers Foley/Jake Douglas (WASH) 6-5
Order of Finish: 2,1
1. No. 62 Jake Douglas (WASH) led No. 8 Tom Fawcett (STAN) 6-4, 4-5
2. No. 70 Axel Geller (STAN) led No. 84 Mitch Stewart (WASH) 3-6, 6-1, 3-1
3. No. 90 Sameer Kumar (STAN) led Enzo Sommer (WASH) 6-1, 2-6, 4-1
4. Eric Fomba (STAN) d. Jack Davis (WASH) 6-3, 6-4
5. David Wilczynski (STAN) d. Alexis Alvarez (WASH) 6-3, 6-2
6. Michael Genender (STAN) d. Sebastian Hawken (WASH) 6-2, 6-2
Order of Finish: 6,5,4