NCAA Mens Tennis

Stanford Soars into Second Round

Stanford Soars into Second Round

FLUSHING, N.Y. – No. 21 Stanford men’s tennis earned a victory in shutout fashion over St. John’s, 4-0, in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament. The Cardinal improves to 15-10 this season.

The Cardinal won the doubles point with wins on courts one and three. Samir Banerjee and Arthur Fery won 6-2 on court one and were followed in rapid succession by Nishesh Basavareddy and Max Basing on court three with a 6-2 result of their own.

The momentum carries into singles play, where all six players won their opening sets. Fery pushed the lead to 2-0 with a 6-1, 6-0 victory in the top position, while Neel Rajesh earned a win on court four, 6-2, 6-3, to push the advantage to 3-0. Samir Banerjee clinched the match for Stanford in the second position, 6-4, 6-2, to send the Cardinal to the round of 32.

The Cardinal improves to 114-26 all-time in the NCAA Tournament, while the win over the Red Storm came in the first meeting between the two schools.

Stanford men’s tennis will see a quick turnaround to the second round, facing the winner of No. 13 Columbia and St. Francis Brooklyn on Saturday, May 6 at 9 a.m. PT.

No. 21 Stanford 4, St. John’s 0


1) Banerjee/Fery (STAN) d. Marques/Vila Antuna (STJ), 6-2

2) Aryan Chaudhary/Kolasinski (STAN) led Dabas/Gustavson (STJ), 5-3 uf

3) Basavareddy/Basing (STAN) d. De Camelis/Kaneda (STJ), 6-2

Order of Finish: 1, 3


1) No. 3 Arthur Fery (STAN) d. Diogo Marques (STJ), 6-1, 6-0

2) No. 56 Samir Banerjee (STAN) d. Axel Vila Antuna (STJ), 6-4, 6-2

3) No. 33 Max Basing (STAN) led Carl Gustavson (STJ), 6-2, 4-1

4) Neel Rajesh (STAN) d. Nisaht Dabas (STJ), 6-2, 6-3

5) Filip Kolasinski (STAN) led Giuseppe De Camelis (STJ), 6-2, 4-2

6) Aryan Chaudhary (STAN) led Ryota Kaneda (STJ), 6-2, 4-2

Order of Finish: 1, 4, 2

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