Everything must come to an end. Sometimes that’s a good thing, and sometimes it’s not so good. For most of the members of the No. 11 Cal men’s tennis team, this just means the end of another regular season and start of postseason. For the senior Bears, however, this means something more.
On Saturday, Cal hosts No. 15 Stanford in the seniors’ last regular season match as a Bear.
Throughout the entire regular season, No. 14 Florian Lakat, No. 49 Andre Goransson and Filip Bergevi have all displayed the dedication and leadership that should be expected of every senior. That attitude is part of why those three are the main components to Cal’s success this spring.
With the most exciting match of the season on the line, those players will get a chance to once again show why they are such integral parts of the team. The Cardinal has been looking strong this season as well, with the Bears losing 4-3 in the last matchup
“Stanford is very tenacious,” said Cal head coach Peter Wright. “They’re a very well coached team. We know we have to execute in certain areas and come out strong in doubles to start out the match. I think the biggest thing is to continue to improve and develop our aggressive tendencies as we get into the rest of the season.”
The highest-profile player on Stanford is No. 11 Tom Fawcett, whom Lakat has been facing on court one in their rival matchups. In addition to Fawcett, the Cardinal has one other ranked singles player in No. 117 sophomore Michael Genender. The rest of Stanford’s singles…
click here to read more.