Cody Glenn
Men's Tennis

Tripped Up By Texas

MADISON, Wis. – Bringing a close to the ITA Indoor Tennis Championships, No. 8 Stanford men's tennis was edged by No. 4 Texas, 4-2.

Alexandre Rotsaert and Filip Kolasinski picked up singles wins for the Cardinal (7-3), the 13th of the year for both student-athletes. Both players finished undefeated in singles play at the event.

Axel Geller and Neel Rajesh picked up an early win in doubles, cruising to a 6-3 result on court one. Timothy Sah and Sangeet Sridhar were locked in a battle on court two, but fell in a tiebreaker to give Texas (7-2) the early lead.

Stanford took five of six first set in singles play as it looked to mount its comeback. Rotsaert leveled the score, 1-1, with a straight-set win at No. 2 singles, and Kolasinski brought the match to a draw again at 2-2 with his victory on court five, also in two sets.

The three remaining bouts each took a third set to determine the outcome, with Texas picking up wins on courts one and four to claim the win.

Stanford continues its spring slate on Friday, Feb. 21 at home against San Diego State. First serve is set for 3 p.m.

1) Geller/Rajesh (STAN) d. Huang/Sigsgaard (TEX), 6-3
2) Bullard/Spizzirri (TEX) d. Sah/Sridhar (STAN), 7-6 (4)
3) Harper/Ito (TEX) d. Kolasinski/Rotsaert (STAN), 6-4
Order of Finish: 1, 3, 2

1) No. 2 Yuya Ito (TEX) d. No. 16 Axel Geller (STAN), 6-3, 5-7, 3-6
2) No. 21 Alexandre Rotsaert (STAN) d. No. 12 Christian Sigsgaard (TEX), 6-4, 6-4
3) Timothy Sah (STAN) vs. Eliot Spizzirri (TEX), 6-3, 5-7, 4-5, unfinished
5) Chih Chi Huang (TEX) d. No. 98 Neel Rajesh (STAN), 6-4, 4-6, 6-3
5) Filip Kolasinski (STAN) d. Jacob Bullard (TEX), 6-4, 7-6 (4)
6) Cleeve Harper (TEX) d. Kento Perera (STAN), 4-6, 2-6
Order of Finish: 2, 6, 5, 1, 4