Five current and former members of the NCAA Champion Stanford Women’s Tennis squad were named to the playing field of the Bank of the West Classic, which kicked off on Monday at Taube Tennis Center.
Freshman Krista Hardebeck debuted as the Cardinal’s No. 3 singles player this season for the women’s tennis team and made an instant impact, rising to as high as No. 14 in the national rankings. But she saved her biggest win for last, bouncing back from a 1-6, 1-5 deficit in the deciding match of the national semifinal against Florida to send Stanford to the finals. She spoke with The Daily about her freshman season and about winning the team national championship.
Junior Nicole Gibbs captured the NCAA singles title over Nebraska’s Mary Weatherholt 6-2, 6-4 on Monday, successfully defending her title to become the first repeat… Continue Reading »
Back in March, I wrote that college tennis is the ultimate intersection of team and individual sports. That statement has never felt more true.
With the entire stadium watching, junior co-captain Kristie Ahn clinched No. 12 Stanford women’s tennis’ 17th NCAA Championship with a 7-5, 4-6, 6-2 victory on… Continue Reading »
With every player and coach from both sides watching on, freshman Krista Hardebeck battled back from the brink of defeat for a miraculous comeback victory… Continue Reading »