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Men's Tennis

Player to Watch

TEMPE, Ariz. – Sophomore Axel Geller was selected as the Northwest region's Player to Watch by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.
Stanford's top player was chosen as the ITA's Player to Watch in the Northwest and was one of 12 finalists for the national Player to Watch honor.
A two-time All-Pac-12 selection, the sophomore earned first team honors this past season. He was ranked in the top-15 of the ITA poll in singles all season earning an invitation to the NCAA Singles and Doubles Championships for the second consecutive year. Geller is No. 13 in the most recent rankings. He completed his sophomore campaign on The Farm with a 17-8 overall record and a 10-7 mark in dual action as Stanford's No. 1 player. The sophomore provided the clincher in a pair of road wins at No. 45 Oregon and Washington last month.
He competed at No. 1 doubles all season, primarily teaming with freshman Alexandre Rotsaert. The duo finished the year with a 13-7 overall record.   
Geller earned Pac-12 All-Academic honors as well in his first year of eligibility for the award.
As a team, Stanford completed the 2019 season ranked No. 13 in the ITA poll. The Cardinal advanced to the Super Regional round of the NCAA Championships, dropping a 4-2 decision at No. 5 Virginia on May 11. Stanford finished the season with a 19-7 overall record with a top-25 ranking all season.