Men’s Tennis Wraps Up Opening Weekend
SAN FRANCISCO – The collegiate tennis season opened on Sept. 21, with Stanford men's tennis joining programs from around the country at the Battle in the Bay Classic.
Neel Rajesh went 1-1 in singles, advancing to the round of 16 in doubles while facing a pair of ranked opponents. The Oyster Bay, New York native downed No. 61 Pablo Masjuan (UC Santa Barbara) in straight sets in the round of 32, 6-4, 6-3, before dropping a three-setter to the nation's No. 11 player, Karlis Ozolins (Illinois) in the round of 16, 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-2. The win was the fourth of Rajesh's career over a ranked foe.
Anders Matta saw his first action of the season, falling in a pair of doubles matches to No. 43 Sebastian Gorzny (TCU) and Alex Chang (California). Matta and Rajesh formed a tandem in doubles, but dropped their opening match in a tiebreaker, 8-7 (1), to TCU's duo of Lui Maxted and Jack Pinnington.
Stanford returns to action at the ITA All-American Championships, held Oct. 2-8 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and the ITA Northwest Regionals, hosted Oct. 5-9 in Berkeley.