Women’s tennis opens season with 6-1 win against UC-Davis; Wrestling heads to Utah Valley and Boise State looking to build momentum
The No. 5 Stanford women’s tennis team took the first step towards a third straight NCAA tournament finals matchup by defeating Stony Brook and Yale at home in the first two rounds of the tournament. Stanford now travels to Athens, Ga., where it will likely face multiple Pac-12 teams, including the only team to have beaten the Cardinal all year, top-seeded UCLA.
The No. 6 Cardinal (14-0, 6-0 Pac-12) will be aiming high in its final nonconference match of the season against the unranked Broncos. In the past two weeks, Stanford has delivered four straight devastating blows to its opponents. The Stanford women defeated No. 51 UNLV, No. 27 Arizona State, No. 28 Arizona and most recently the unranked Cal Poly Mustangs, all without dropping a match.
With a weekend spent more in transit than on the courts, the No. 11 Cardinal continued to cruise as it flew by No. 7 Cal (6-4) on Friday with a 5-2 beating and finished off business at No. 28 Washington on Sunday with a 6-1 victory.
It may have been just its second match of the year, but the Stanford women’s tennis team was in midseason form against the Oregon Ducks on Saturday.
The Bank of the West (BotW) Classic, hosted at Stanford’s Taube Family Tennis Stadium, puts some of Stanford’s finest on display against the world’s top professional female tennis players.
There has been no stopping this year’s Stanford women’s tennis team. After upsetting the No. 1 seed Baylor Bears in the quarterfinals, the No. 8 Cardinal continued its run by rolling past No. 5 Notre Dame 4-1 to make it to its first NCAA final since 2006…