Former Stanford tennis player Bradley Klahn ’12 pulled one of the upsets of the U.S. Open so far on Wednesday.
W. Tennis: Burdette in singles action today at U.S. Open; will also join partner Gibbs against Williams sisters
Senior Mallory Burdette and junior Nicole Gibbs are both in action at this week’s U.S. Open, with the duo facing Serena and Venus Williams this afternoon following Burdette’s second-round singles match against the Czech Republic’s Lucie Hradecka.
Senior Mallory Burdette won the second WTA title of her career on Saturday, dominating American Jessica Pegula 6-3, 6-0 in the finals of the Odium Brown Vancouver Open. With the win, she also secured a wild card spot in the main draw of the U.S. Open, which begins on Aug. 27.
Stanford senior Mallory Burdette nearly pulled out a set against the 10th-ranked player in the world, Marion Bartoli, at the Bank of the West Classic Thursday, but dropped the second-round match 7-5, 6-0.
In each of the past two seasons, the No. 5 Stanford women’s tennis team has reached the finals of the NCAA tournament, but the Cardinal will not complete the trifecta, as its season came to an end after a 4-2 loss to USC in the quarterfinals in Athens, Ga.
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 women’s tennis team completed its seventh shutout victory in a row on Saturday, defeating Santa Clara 7-0 without any player dropping a set.
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.