Men's Tennis

Year in Review: Men's Tennis

Stanford won its second Pac-12 title in the last four seasons

STANFORD, Calif. – Stanford men’s tennis closed another successful season on the Farm in 2023-24 as it earned the program’s 19th Pac-12 Championship and advanced to the NCAA Super Regionals for the third consecutive season. Paul Goldstein finished his 10th season as the Taube Family Director of Men’s Tennis.

The Cardinal wrapped up the campaign with a 19-7 overall record, including a 7-1 mark in Pac-12 play to earn a share of the conference championship along with Arizona. The title was the first for Stanford since winning outright in 2021.

The Cardinal advanced to the Pac-12 Tournament Championship game, but fell to the Wildcats in Ojai. On the season Stanford had 12 ranked wins, including five over top-25 competition, and ended the year ranked No. 17 from the ITA.

Stanford reached the NCAA Super Regionals for the third straight season and the sixth time in the last eight tournaments after wins over SMU and Oklahoma in the regionals in Norman, Oklahoma. Additionally, this marked the third consecutive season that Stanford won its regional on the road, previously winning at Harvard in 2022 and at Columbia in 2023. The Cardinal has reached the Supers stage on the road in four of the last eight seasons, while no other program has more than one over that stretch.

NIshesh Basavareddy, Samir Banerjee and Neel Rajesh co-led the team with 16 singles victories each, and all three players ended the campaign ranked in singles. Basavareddy ended at No. 12, Banerjee at No. 53 and Rajesh at No. 113. Max Basing (12), Kyle Kang (12) and Hudson Rivera (11) each finished with double-digit wins, while Nico Godsick finished at 8-2 overall.

The duo of Banerjee and Basavareddy tallied a team-leading 11 doubles wins while the pairs of Basing and Godsick and Aryan Chaudhary and Harsh Hemang Parikh scored nine apiece. Basing and Godsick led the way with seven wins in the top position.


For the second consecutive season, Nishesh Basavareddy was named an All-American by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association while also earning second team Academic All-America honors for the first time from College Sports Communicators. Neel Rajesh joined Basavareddy with Academic All-America honors, earning a third team nod.

Stanford led the Pac-12 with six honorees with all-conference recognition, led by Singles Player of the Year Nishesh Basavareddy. In addition to his All-America and Academic All-America honors, he was also named the ITA Northwest Region Player to Watch. The Carmel, Indiana native finished the year at 16-2 overall and 14-1 in dual play, all at No. 1 singles, with a 13-6 mark in doubles. He went 11-2 in singles against ranked competition with eight top-50 wins.

Samir Banerjee earned his second consecutive nod to the All-Pac-12 first team, adding onto his Freshman of the Year accolade from 2023. He finished with a 16-12 singles record overall with nine dual wins and seven ranked victories, while he went 15-9 in doubles overall. Banerjee also had a successful fall season, where he reached the round of 16 at the ITA Fall Championship and the round of 32 at the ITA All-American Championship.

Max Basing, Kyle Kang and Neel Rajesh earned All-Pac-12 second team honors while Nico Godsick was named honorable mention. Basing went 12-7 in singles and 9-4 in doubles, and he became the program’s 43rd player to reach 40 career dual singles victories. Kang was also the ITA Northwest Region Rookie of the Year, going 12-6 in singles, while Rajesh went 16-4 overall, including a 12-match winning streak that lasted more than three months, and was the ITA Northwest Region Most Improved Player. Godsick finished the campaign ranked No. 67 in doubles alongside Basing, while the pair was ranked as high as No. 21 during the season.