#1 Stanford Remains Perfect with Win Over Washington
Cardinal top Huskies 7-0 in Pac-10 meeting
Jan. 31, 1998
STANFORD, CA - The top-ranked Stanford men's tennis team downed the University of Washington 7-0 to remain perfect on the young season, improving to 4-0 overall and 2-0 in the Pacific-10 Conference. Stanford has not dropped a single match within its first four contests.
One of the top matchups of the day came at the No. 1 position with Stanford's Ryan Wolters, currently ranked 61st in the nation, taking on Washington's Robert Kendrick, who entered the match with a 14-2 overall record. Wolters opened with an easy 6-2 win before Kendrick ground out a grueling second set 7-6 to force the deciding set. Wolters' strong serve and forehand had worn down Kendrick and he took over the match in the third set, cruising to a 6-0 victory. Stanford's other ranked singles players - No. 1 Bob Bryan, No. 11 Mike Bryan and No. 19 Alex Kim - each won their matches decidedly in straight sets.
In doubles action, the seventh-ranked Bryan twins remained perfect in dual match play with an 8-2 victory over Washington's Kendrick and Eric Drew.
Stanford will resume dual match play on Friday, February 13 when the Cardinal host UC Irvine. The match is slated to begin at 1:30 p.m. at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium.
1. Ryan Wolters (Stanford) d. Robert Kendrick (Washington) 6-2, 6-7, 6-0
2. Bob Bryan (Stanford) d. Eric Drew (Washington) 6-1, 6-1
3. Mike Bryan (Stanford) d. Marius Lunde (Washington) 6-2, 6-0
4. Alex Kim (Stanford) d. Andy Posavac (Washington) 6-2, 6-2
5. Geoff Abrams (Stanford) d. Sasha Rampazzo (Washington) 6-1, 4-6, 6-4
6. Scotty Scott (Stanford) d. Jeremy Berman (Washington) 7-6, 6-3
1. Bryan/Bryan (Stanford) d. Drew/Kendrick (Washington) 8-2
2. Goldstein/Wolters (Stanford) d. Nick Quatrochi/Mark Woolley (UW) 8-1
3. Abrams/Kim (Stanford) d. Posavac/Rampazzo (Washington) 8-4