No. 46 Stanford women’s tennis (6-3, 2-0 Pac-12) started out conference play this weekend with two huge victories against No. 13 UCLA (8-3) on Friday and No. 47 USC (7-3) the next morning at Taube Family Tennis Stadium.
Less than two weeks after Stanford men’s swimming and diving upset then-No.1 Cal in a nail-biting victory, the Golden Bears returned the favor during this past weekend’s Pac-12 Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships. There, No. 1 Stanford finished in second place at the conference tournament to their Bay Area rivals.
At the end of the final race, the 200 free relay, in Avery Aquatic Center, few in the crowd knew what just happened. The Cardinal entered the event with a seven-point lead and an opportunity to upset the No.1 ranked team in the nation, but the Bears won the event, and two Cardinal swimmers came in second and third. After a few moments of hushed anxiety, the result was finally known. No. 4 Stanford men’s swimming and diving (6-0, 4-0 Pac-12) had upset No. 1 Cal (5-1, 4-1) 151-149 on Senior Day.
On Thursday, December 28th, the No. 13 Stanford Cardinal (9-4, 7-2 Pac-12) will play the No. 15 TCU Horned Frogs (10-3, 7-2 Big 12) in the 25th Valero Alamo Bowl in San Antonio, Texas. This is Stanford’s first match-up this year versus a Big 12 opponent so it is important to understand what the Cardinal should expect.
On Thursday, No. 3 Stanford Men’s Water Polo (17-3, 2-1 MPSF) stunned No. 1 California (18-2, 2-1 MPSF) in an 11-10 victory during the annual Big Splash at Avery Aquatic Center.
With huge performances from senior Janet Hu and sophomores Katie Ledecky and Katie Drabot, No. 1 Stanford women’s swimming and diving (3-0, 2-0) swept the weekend home stand, beating Oregon State (0-2) by a score of 170-77 and No. 13 N.C. State (3-2) by a score of 189-104 in this year’s two first home meets.
In the second of their back-to-back Pac-12 road games, the No. 18 Stanford Cardinal fell short at No. 25 Washington State on Saturday by a final score of 24-21. The Cardinal came into the day looking for a conference win in their journey towards a Pac-12 Title. The game would also be Stanford’s first game…
No. 4 Stanford Men’s Water Polo team (15-3) finished the weekend on the road 2-0 with victories over No. 7 Long Beach State and No. 6 UC Irvine.