In a year of great sports moments for Stanford athletes, Jason Collins’ announcement in April 2013 regarding his sexual orientation was tremendously courageous. One can only hope that Collins’ announcement leads to greater acceptance and tolerance of LGBT rights in the sports world.
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.
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.
In the latest release of the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings, the Cardinal retook the top spot by finishing first in women’s tennis, second in… 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.
After a brief hiatus following the end of the regular season and the conclusion of the Pac-12 Individual Tournament, the Stanford women’s tennis team will begin its quest for a national title this Friday against Miami (OH) in its 32nd consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance.
The Stanford women’s tennis team (16-3, 8-2 Pac-12) knows the proper way to finish the regular season — by facing off against big time rival Cal (14-5, 8-1 Pac-12) in the Big Slam.