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Tsodikov Caps Stanford Rally
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 04/11/2014

STANFORD, Calif.- Anthony Tsodikov outlasted Viktor Farkas 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (13) at the No. 5 position, rallying No. 43 Stanford to a thrilling 4-3 victory over Washington on Friday afternoon at Taube Family Tennis Stadium.

In a competitive back-and-forth match that lasted just over four and a half hours, Stanford (11-4, 3-2 Pac-12) completed its comeback despite losing the doubles point and trailing 3-2.

Fueled by a gutsy performance on the back courts, the Cardinal picked up its second win over Washington (10-11, 1-4 Pac-12) this year and 10th in a row overall.

Stanford’s leader with 17 overall victories, Tsodikov was in position to clinch the match only after Nolan Paige battled back for a 3-6, 7-6 (6), 6-3 victory next door at the No. 4 spot.

The Cardinal, which has made a habit of grinding out tight matches all season, has now won eight of its last 10, with the only losses coming on the road against No. 2 USC and No. 3 UCLA.

Early momentum in Friday’s match shifted to Washington, which led 1-0 after claiming the doubles point. After the first two matches split, the Huskies prevailed 8-7 on court three.

John Morrissey evened the match at 1-1, following a 7-6 (1), 7-6 (1) triumph over Emmett Egger in a battle at the top spot of the lineup.

Robert Stineman contributed a 6-1, 4-6, 6-1 victory on court six, extending Stanford’s lead to 2-1.

Washington then moved in front 3-2, collecting a pair of wins inside the stadium at Nos. 2 and 3.

Once Paige and Tsodikov were each pushed to a third set after winning the first, the Huskies seized even more confidence.

Paige’s victory knotted the match at 3-3 before Tsodikov sealed the win.

Stanford returns to action tomorrow in a Senior Day match against No. 39 Oregon at 1 p.m.

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No. 43 Stanford 4, Washington 3

DOUBLES
1) Egger/Hawke (WASH) d. Ho/Stineman (STAN) 8-6
2) Ball/Morrissey (STAN) d. Farkas/Manthou (WASH) 8-2
3) Chamerski/Watanabe (WASH) d. Yale Goldberg/Paige (STAN) 8-7
Order of Finish: 2, 1, 3

SINGLES
1) John Morrissey (STAN) d. No. 114 Emmett Egger (WASH) 7-6 (1), 7-6 (1)
2) Max Manthou (WASH) d. Daniel Ho (STAN) 7-5, 7-5
3) Gal Hakak (WASH) d. Trey Strobel (STAN) 7-5, 4-6, 6-2
4) Nolan Paige (STAN) d. Jeff Hawke (WASH) 3-6, 7-6 (6), 6-3
5) Anthony Tsodikov (STAN) d. Viktor Farkas (WASH) 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (13)
6) Robert Stineman (STAN) d. Michael Chamerski (WASH) 6-1, 4-6, 6-1
Order of Finish: 1, 6, 2, 3, 4, 5


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