Men's Tennis

Season Ends in Supers

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The season for No. 19 Stanford men's tennis came to a close in the NCAA Super Regionals, as the team fell on the road at No. 6 Wake Forest, 4-1.

Wake Forest claimed the doubles point with wins on courts one and three. The tandem of Samir Banerjee and Nishesh Basavareddy opened doubles play with a 6-1 win on court two, but the Demon Deacons outlasted the Cardinal to take the early advantage.

A tightly-contested singles battle, Basavareddy continued his winning streak with a top-25 win on court one, 7-5, 6-3, but the Demon Deacons picked up wins on courts five and two to take a 3-1 advantage. Needing to push to three sets on the three remaining courts, Wake Forest picked up a win on court four to close the night.

The Cardinal ends the year at 19-7 overall, and reached the round of 16 for the third straight season on the road. Basavareddy and Banerjee will compete in the NCAA singles championship in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

No. 6 Wake Forest 4, No. 19 Stanford 1

1) No. 2 Ekambaram/Koons (WF) d. No. 62 Basing/Godsick (STAN), 6-4
2) No. 85 Banerjee/Basavareddy (STAN) d. Moroni/Thomson (WF), 6-1
3) Pow/Tacchi (WF) d. Kang/Rajesh(STAN), 6-3
Order of Finish: 2, 3, 1

1) No. 16 Nishesh Basavareddy (STAN) d. No. 25 Filippo Moroni (WF), 7-5, 6-3
2) No. 79 DK Suresh Ekambaram (WF) d. No. 55 Samir Banerjee (STAN), 2-6, 6-1, 6-4
3) Max Basing (STAN) led Matthew Thomson (WF), 6-3, 6-7 (3), 2-1 uf
4) No. 124 Luciano Tacchi (WF) d. Kyle Kang (STAN), 7-5, 7-5
5) Luca Pow (WF) d. Neel Rajesh (STAN), 7-5, 6-2
6) Nico Godsick (STAN) led Holden Koons (WF), 6-4, 5-7, 1-0 uf
Order of Finish: 5, 2, 1, 4