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Men's Tennis

Rotsaert Reaches Sherwood Cup Championship

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Facing off against opponents from No. 11 UCLA, No. 3 USC and No. 9 Texas A&M, sophomore Alexandre Rotsaert won four straight singles matches from Friday to Sunday to reach the Sherwood Cup championship. Rotsaert dropped a tight battle to USC's No. 1 Daniel Cuckierman in the final, 6-2, 4-6, 6-1.

Advancing to the Sherwood Cup title game for the second-straight season, Rotsaert rallied for a three-set 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 triumph over UCLA's Govind Nanda. Junior Axel Geller, who reached the semifinal for the second year in a row, was denied an opportunity for a repeat of an all-Stanford championship, as he was topped by Cuckierman, 6-3, 6-3.

Geller and Rotsaert each tallied wins over top-10 opponents to reach the semifinal, with Geller besting UCLA's No. 10 Hady Habib in straight sets, while Rotsaert outlasted Texas A&M's third-ranked Valentin Vacherot, 6-7 (3), 7-6 (4), 6-2.

In doubles play, Geller and Neel Rajesh cruised to the semifinal with victories over UCLA's Drew Baird and Connor Rapp and Texas A&M's Austin Abbrat and Guido Marson, each by a 6-3 margin. Rotsaert and Tomas Kopczynski advanced past UCLA's duo of Eric Hahn and Blaine Hovenier in the opening round, 7-5, but fell in the quarterfinal in a tiebreak.

Geller and Rajesh were tripped up in the semifinal by USC's duo of Cuckierman and Riley Smith, 7-5.

Six singles players in attendance for the Cardinal men's tennis picked up at least one singles victory to open the tournament, with five student-athletes reaching the round of 16 in the main draw..

Main Draw – Round of 32

Axel Geller (Stanford) defeats No. 107 Austin Abbrat (A&M), 6-3, 6-2
Govind Nanda (UCLA) defeats Kento Perera (Stanford), 6-2, 6-4
No. 37 Stefan Dostanic (USC) defeats Neel Rajesh (Stanford), 6-1, 7-6(5)
Tomas Kopczynski (Stanford) defeats Ben Goldberg (UCLA), 6-4, 6-2
No. 18 Alexandre Rotsaert (Stanford) defeats Bradley Frye (USC), 6-2, 6-0
No. 54 Sangeet Sridhar (Stanford) defeats Stefan Storch (A&M), 6-3, 6-7(4), 6-2
Filip Kolasinski (Stanford) defeats Max Wild (UCLA), 7-5, 6-7(5), 6-0

Main Draw – Round of 16
Axel Geller (Stanford) defeats Patrick Zahraj (UCLA), 6-4, 6-1
No. 37 Stefan Dostanic (USC) defeats Tomas Kopczynski (Stanford), 6-3, 6-4
No. 9 Mor Bulis (USC) defeats No. 54 Sangeet Sridhar (Stanford), 6-3, 6-1
No. 18 Alexandre Rotsaert (Stanford) defeats Eric Hahn (UCLA), 6-3, 6-3
No. 3 Valentin Vacherot (A&M) defeats Filip Kolasinski (Stanford), 7-6(3), 6-2

Main Draw – Quarterfinal
Axel Geller (Stanford) defeats No. 10 Hady Habib (UCLA), 6-3, 6-2
No. 18 Alexandre Rotsaert (Stanford) defeats No. 3 Valentin Vacherot (A&M), 6-7 (3), 7-6 (4), 6-2

Main Draw – Semifinal
No. 1 Daniel Cuckierman (USC) defeats Axel Geller (Stanford), 6-3, 6-3
No. 18 Alexandre Rotsaert (Stanford) defeats Govind Nanda (UCLA), 6-4, 4-6, 6-4

Main Draw – Final
No. 1 Daniel Cuckierman (USC) defeats No. 18 Alexandre Rotsaert (Stanford), 6-2, 4-6, 6-1

Consolation Draw – Round of 16
Kento Perera (Stanford) defeats No. 84 Jake Sands (USC), 6-4, 1-0, ret. inj.
Neel Rajesh (Stanford) received bye to consolation round of 16

Consolation Draw – Quarterfinal
Guido Marson (A&M) defeats Neel Rajesh (Stanford), 7-6 (5), 6-4
Stefan Storch (A&M) defeats Kento Perera (Stanford), 6-7 (5), 7-6 (3), 1-0 (9)

No. 74 Pierce Rollins (A&M) defeats Filip Kolasinski (Stanford), 7-6 (3), 6-4
No. 7 Keegan Smith (UCLA) defeats No. 54 Sangeet Sridhar (Stanford), 4-6, 6-1, 1-0 (13)
Pranav Kumar (A&M) defeats Tomas Kopczynski (Stanford), 5-7, 6-4, 6-4
Kento Perera (Stanford) defeats Pierce Rollins (A&M), 6-7(5), 6-4, 7-6(7)
No. 105 Noah Schachter (A&M) defeats Filip Kolasinski (Stanford), 4-6, 6-3, 6-2

Main Draw – Round of 16

Axel Geller/Neel Rajesh (Stanford) defeats Drew Baird/Connor Rapp (UCLA), 6-3
Tomas Kopczynski/Alexandre Rotsaert (Stanford) defeats Eric Hahn/Blaine Hovenier (UCLA), 7-5
Pierce Rollins/Stefan Storch (A&M) defeats Filip Kolasinski/Sangeet Sridhar (Stanford), 6-3

Main Draw – Quarterfinal
Axel Geller/Neel Rajesh (Stanford) defeats Austin Abbrat/Guido Marson (A&M), 6-3
Mor Bulis/Ryder Jackson (USC) defeats Tomas Kopczynski/Alexandre Rotsaert (Stanford), 7-6 (5)

Main Draw – Quarterfinal
Daniel Cuckierman/Riley Smith (USC) defeats Axel Geller/Neel Rajesh (Stanford), 7-5

Bryce Pereira/Patrick Zahraj (A&M) defeats Filip Kolasinski/Sangeet Sridhar (Stanford), 6-3
Filip Kolasinski/Sangeet Sridhar (Stanford) defeats Noah Schachter/Valentin Vacherot (A&M), 6-0
Tomas Kopczynski/Kento Perera (Stanford) defeats Hady Habib/Pranav Kumar (A&M), 6-3