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Men's Tennis

Staying Sharp At Home

STANFORD, Calif. - No. 4 Stanford blanked No. 32 Utah 4-0 on Saturday afternoon in conference play at Taube Family Tennis Stadium.

Stanford (17-2, 4-1 Pac-12) inched closer to its first 20-win campaign in six years, improving to 8-0 at home in the first of a four-match homestand to close out the regular season.

The Cardinal claimed a hard-fought doubles point and then coasted in singles play, improving to 36-1 all-time against Utah (19-3, 2-1 Pac-12).

After the first two matches were split, doubles was decided at the No. 1 spot, where Michael Genender and Sameer Kumar prevailed 6-4 to give Stanford a 1-0 lead.

Axel Geller made it 2-0, breezing past David Micevski 6-0, 6-1 for his fifth win in six matches.

The Cardinal moved in front 3-0 following Sameer Kumar's 6-4, 6-1 triumph over Egbert Weverink on court three.

David Wilczynski provided the clincher, notching a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Randy Cory at the No. 5 position.

Stanford returns to action on Friday, April 13, hosting California at 3 p.m. The Cardinal defeated the Golden Bears 4-1 in Berkeley back on Feb. 24 in the non-counting Pac-12 match between the rivals.

No. 4 Stanford 4, No. 32 Utah 0

DOUBLES
1) No. 66 Genender/Kumar (STAN) d. Weverink/Joe Woolley (UTAH) 6-4
2) Russell Benkaim/Cory (UTAH) d. No. 23 Fawcett/Geller (STAN) 6-3
3) Timothy Sah/Wilczynski (STAN) d. Azat Hankuliyev/Little (UTAH) 6-2
Order of Finish: 2, 3, 1

SINGLES
1) Dan Little (UTAH) led No. 6 Tom Fawcett (STAN) 6-3, 3-4, unfinished
2) No. 56 Axel Geller (STAN) d. David Micevski (UTAH) 6-0, 6-1
3) No. 78 Sameer Kumar (STAN) d. Egbert Weverink (UTAH) 6-4, 6-1
4) Eric Fomba (STAN) led Santiago Sierra (UTAH) 6-2, 4-3, unfinished
5) David Wilczynski (STAN) d. Randy Cory (UTAH) 6-1, 6-2
6) Michael Genender (STAN) led Slava Shainyan (UTAH) 6-4, 0-1, unfinished
Order of Finish: 2, 3, 5