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Morrissey Takes Three-Setter
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 04/08/2014

STANFORD, Calif.- No. 43 Stanford continued this season’s theme of pulling out tight matches, defeating Cal Poly 4-2 on Tuesday afternoon at Taube Family Tennis Stadium.

Stanford (10-4, 2-2 Pac-12) rebounded nicely after getting swept on the road last week at No. 2 USC and No. 3 UCLA, representing its only back-to-back losses of the year.

John Morrissey’s 6-7 (7), 6-0, 6-4 victory over Marco Comuzzo at the top spot of the lineup preserved the match despite a late charge from Cal Poly (7-12, 2-1 Big West).

Competing in only its second home match in two weeks, Stanford surrendered only four games combined en route to capturing the doubles point for a 1-0 lead.

Anthony Tsodikov followed with a 6-3, 7-5 win on court five, but Cal Poly countered with its first point thanks to a 6-3, 6-2 victory from Ben Donovan at the No. 2 spot.

Robert Stineman added a 7-5, 6-1 triumph at the No. 6 position to extend Stanford’s lead to 3-1.

However, Cal Poly had already booked the first set in each of the remaining three matches. The Mustangs closed to within 3-2 when Jurgen De Jager pocketed a 7-6 (6), 7-6 (2) victory at the No. 3 spot.

With the final matches already into split sets, Morrissey shook off a first-set tiebreaker loss and rallied to a clinch the match.

Stanford hosts Washington (Friday, April 11 at 1:30 p.m.) and No. 39 Oregon (Saturday, April 12 at 1 p.m.) later this week.

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No. 43 Stanford 4, Cal Poly 2

DOUBLES
1) Ho/Stineman (STAN) d. Comuzzo/Thomson (CP) 8-1
2) Ball/Morrissey (STAN) vs. Barber/Pang (CP) 6-6, abandoned
3) Goldberg/Paige (STAN) d. De Jager/Donovan (CP) 8-3
Order of Finish: 1, 3

SINGLES
1) John Morrissey (STAN) d. Marco Comuzzo (CP) 6-7 (7), 6-0, 6-4
2) Ben Donovan (CP) d. Daniel Ho (STAN) 6-3, 6-2
3) Jurgen De Jager (CP) d. Trey Strobel (STAN) 7-6 (6), 7-6 (2)
4) Corey Pang (CP) led Nolan Paige (STAN) 7-6 (6), 4-6, 4-2, abandoned
5) Anthony Tsodikov (STAN) d. Matt Thomson (CP) 6-3, 7-5
6) Robert Stineman (STAN) d. Naveen Beasley (CP) 7-5, 6-1
Order of Finish: 5, 2, 6, 3, 1


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