It was announced Wednesday that former Cardinal tennis star Nicole Gibbs had been awarded one of eight wild-card entries into the main draw of the U.S. Open. Gibbs’ entrance into the tournament represents an opportunity for her to re-establish herself on an international stage after a discouraging early exit from the Bank of the West Classic almost a month ago.
All of Stanford’s current and former student athletes have officially been eliminated from the Bank of the West Classic, as Nicole Gibbs, who chose to leave Stanford early to go pro after winning two straight NCAA singles titles in 2012 and 2013, fell in a back-and-forth marathon match against fourth-seeded and World No. 29 American Jamie Hampton.
Nicole Gibbs is now the only Stanford-affiliated athlete remaining in the Bank of the West Classic tournament after the conclusion of the first rounds of both the singles and doubles brackets after a tough loss (2-6, 6-3, 10-8) by former Cardinal standout Mallory Burdette and partner Sorana Cirstea in their first match of the doubles tournament.
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 »