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Men's Tennis

NCAA Tournament Bound

STANFORD, Calif. – Making its 14th consecutive NCAA Tournament, Stanford men's tennis will begin its quest for its 18th title this weekend against Mississippi State on Harvard's campus. The host Crimson are the No. 14 seed, and take on Monmouth in the first round.

The Cardinal is 3-0 all-time against Mississippi State, with the last meeting coming back in 1998. Stanford is 9-1 all-time against Harvard and has never faced Monmouth in program history.

The Cardinal enters the tournament ranked 16th in the ITA poll, holding a 17-5 overall record with a 6-2 mark in Pac-12 play. The Cardinal boasts five wins over top-25 opponents, and has had six singles players and three doubles pairs ranked at different points during the season.

Arthur Fery enters the event as the No. 11 ranked singles player nationally, and rose to No. 1 in the country from Feb. 9-23, going 20-6 overall this season. Max Basing co-leads the team with 20 singles wins, going 20-4 overall, and is ranked No. 68. Alexandre Rotsaert (74) and Axel Geller (113) also enter the event with national rankings, while both pair with Arthur Fery for rankings as doubles teams, slotting 23rd and 51st, respectively. Finally, the tandem of Geller and Tomas Kopczynski enters the event as the No. 43 doubles pair. Geller was also honored in April as the Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

NCAA first and second round competition features four teams playing in a single-elimination format. Following super regionals on campus sites, the final eight teams will advance to compete for the national championship May 19-28 at the University of Illinois' Atkins Tennis and Khan Outdoor Tennis Complex.