NCAA Mens Tennis

Stanford Hands No. 17 Men’s Tennis First Pac-12 Loss

Stanford Hands No. 17 Men's Tennis First Pac-12 Loss

TEMPE – No. 17 Arizona State men’s tennis (13-7, 1-1 Pac-12) lost their first conference match of the season, 4-0, to No. 33 Stanford (11-4, 3-0 Pac-12) on Friday. The Cardinal have now taken seven of their last eight matches against ASU dating back to 2018, when their men’s program was reinstated.

This was just the second time the Sun Devils have been defeated at Whiteman Tennis Center this season. 

Stanford took a 1-0 lead after winning the opening doubles point. Sun Devil partners Jacob Bullard and Murphy Cassone were ahead 6-5 on court two, but Stanford won the doubles match with victories on courts one and three.

The Cardinal extended their lead to 3-0 with singles victories on courts five and three. Stanford won on court six to clinch the victory. At the time of completion, Murphy Cassone and Max McKennon were ahead in their matches on courts one and two.

Singles Competition: 

  1. #3 Murphy Cassone (ASU) vs. #23 Nishesh Basavareddy (Stan), 7-6 (9-7), 6-5 (unfinished)
  2. Max McKennon(ASU) vs. #51 Samir Banerjee (Stan), 4-6, 6-4, 4-2 (unfinished)
  3. Max Basing (Stan) def. Jacob Bullard (ASU), 6-4, 7-6 (6-3)
  4. Kyle Kang (Stan) vs. Roi Ginat (ASU), 7-6 (7-5), 3-6, 5-2 (unfinished)
  5. #89 Neel Rajesh (Stan) def. Nicola Cigna (ASU), 6-3, 6-4
  6. Hudson Rivera (Stan) def. Constantinos Koshis (ASU), 6-3, 7-6 (8-6)

Order of finish: 5, 3, 6, 1*, 2*, 4*

Doubles Competition: 

  1. Nishesh Basavareddy/Samir Banerjee (Stan) def. Max McKennon/Constantinos Koshis (ASU), 6-2
  2. Jacob Bullard/Murphy Cassone (ASU) vs. Aryan Chaudhary/Harsh Hemang Parikh (Stan), 6-5 (unfinished)
  3. Neel Rajesh/Kyle Kang (Stan) def. Nicola Cigna/Daniel Phillips (ASU), 7-5

Order of finish: 1, 3, 2*

Up Next: 

The Sun Devils will look to bounce back on Easter with a match against No. 59 Cal (7-7, 2-1 Pac-12) on Sunday, Mar. 31 at Whiteman Tennis Center at 1 p.m. MST. Admission is free to fans and follow @SunDevilMTennis on Instagram, X (Twitter), and Facebook for match coverage and updates. Live stats are also available here.

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