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Men's Tennis

Big Slam Hits Berkeley

No. 12 Stanford (13-5, 2-3 Pac-12) at No. 41 California (11-9, 3-2 Pac-12)
Saturday • 1:00 p.m. • Berkeley. Calif. • Live Video/Scoring
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STANFORD, Calif. - No. 12 Stanford continues Pac-12 play on Saturday, traveling across the Bay to face California at 1 p.m. in the second edition of the 2019 Big Slam at Hellman Tennis Complex.
Stanford and Cal are set to meet for the second time this season. The Cardinal captured a 4-2 victory over the Golden Bears on The Farm on Feb. 24.
Fans unable to make it to Berkeley on Saturday can follow along online through the live stream at https://calbears.com/sports/2013/4/17/208195810.aspx. Live scoring will also be available through the same link. Fans can keep up-to-date with the men's tennis program by following the social media accounts on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.  
Stanford enters Saturday's match ranked No. 12. The Cardinal has been ranked in the top-12 all season. California is ranked No. 41 in the latest Oracle/ITA national poll, released on Tuesday.
Three members of the Cardinal are ranked in the latest ITA singles poll. Axel Geller is No. 13, Alexandre Rotsaert is No. 45 and Sameer Kumar is No. 91. Geller and Rotsaert are ranked No. 21 in the latest doubles poll.
California does not have an individual currently ranked in the ITA in singles, however the Golden Bear doubles team of Yuta Kikuchi and Jacob Brumm is ranked No. 23.
Sanford enters the match 13-5 overall with a 2-3 record in Pac-12 play. California is 11-9 overall with a 3-2 mark in conference play. Both teams have earned wins over Arizona and Arizona State in conference play. Cal defeated Utah, while the Cardinal lost to the Utes on the road last weekend.   
Stanford has won its last three matches against California and four of its last five against the Golden Bears overall. The Cardinal earned a 4-2 victory earlier this year at home and swept the two matches against the Bears last season.
Despite losing the doubles point, No. 6 Stanford bounced back in singles to defeat No. 40 California 4-2 on Feb. 24 at Taube Family Tennis Stadium. The Cardinal fell behind 1-0 after a hard-fought doubles point as California grabbed the early lead with a 7-6 (5) victory at the No. 2 spot. The Cardinal stormed back in singles, ripping off three straight victories to take a 3-1 advantage. Axel Geller, William Genesen and Michael Genender all posted convincing straight-set wins, setting up Sameer Kumar for the 6-2, 6-4 clincher on court three.