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Ahn, Gibbs lead Stanford to NCAA title over Texas A&M

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 Court No. 2 to propel the Cardinal past No. 3 Texas A&M on Tuesday night. “It was so surreal,” Ahn said. “I was having so much fun out there and…

Keeping the streaks alive

The Stanford women’s tennis team entered this year’s NCAA Tournament without much fanfare. Seeded No. 12, expectations weren’t as high for the tight-knit squad of eight girls as they have been in recent years. But the Cardinal has proved everyone wrong with its performance thus far in the tournament.

Rematch with USC looms as women’s tennis cruises into Round of 16

The Stanford women’s tennis team breezed through the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament this weekend, sweeping Miami (OH) (13-13, 7-1 MAC) in the first round and registering another shutout the following day against No. 22 Rice (21-5, 2-1 Conference USA). The No. 12 Cardinal (18-4, 8-2 PAC-12) will get a chance at revenge…

Pac-12 Tournament play underway on Thursday

The postseason has finally arrived for the Stanford women’s tennis team. After dropping a hard-fought battle to No. 9 Cal last Saturday in its final regular season match, the No. 12 Cardinal (16-4, 8-2 Pac-12) traveled to Ojai on Wednesday to prepare for the Pac-12 singles and doubles tournament with new determination. “We actually are…

Gibbs’ return sparks sweep through desert

The Stanford women’s tennis team lost just one individual match this weekend in its quest to take down its southwestern foes. In two crucial Pac-12 matchups, the No. 13 Cardinal (16-3, 8-1 Pac-12) first blanked No. 75 Arizona (9-12, 1-8 Pac-12) on Friday. The momentum continued through Saturday when No. 21 Arizona State (15-5, 5-4…

Without Gibbs, women’s tennis still sweeps Oregon

Even in the absence of junior co-captain Nicole Gibbs, Stanford women’s tennis cruised past the Oregon Ducks (12-8, 1-7 Pac-12) Saturday, blanking them 7-0 in dominant fashion. Gibbs, who watched from the side due to a minor injury, is currently making her way back to the top level at which she’s used to performing. “I’m…

Women’s tennis hosts trio of ranked teams in opening Pac-12 weekend

The Stanford women’s tennis team prepares for an uncharacteristic three-day stretch of matches this weekend as it hosts No. 31 Washington, No. 73 Washington State and No. 38 Texas. The No. 20 Cardinal’s (5-2, 0-0 Pac-12) battles against Washington and Washington State will mark its first two conference matchups of the season. Stanford’s most recent…

Women’s tennis returns home for the Big Slam against Cal

The No. 26 Cardinal (4-2, 0-0 Pac-12) will take on the No. 9 Golden Bears (4-3) in a non-conference meeting. The Pac-12 dual match will take place at Cal on April 19. Though this weekend’s meeting won’t count towards conference rankings, its importance for Stanford cannot be overemphasized.

Women’s tennis sweeps through Southern California to remain unbeaten

Stanford women’s tennis captured consecutive 5-2 victories this past weekend in its Southern California tour, beating both San Diego and Pepperdine to remain undefeated. On Friday against No. 49 San Diego, the top of the singles lineup dominated play. Juniors Nicole Gibbs and Kristie Ahn both posted easy wins, despite having previously lost their doubles…

W. Tennis to be tested by two top-50 teams this weekend

The Stanford women’s tennis team makes its first trek this weekend to southern California to compete in a double-header against No. 49 University of San Diego (1-1) and No. 33 Pepperdine (0-2). The No. 5 Cardinal (1-0) is fresh off its season opener victory over UC-Davis last Thursday.

No. 5 Stanford women’s tennis opens dual-meet season today vs. UC-Davis

The No. 5 Stanford women’s tennis team reappears on the courts today in the season opener against UC-Davis. The small but determined eight-girl squad looks for redemption after losing to USC in last year’s NCAA quarterfinals in May. The new journey begins under the leadership of coach Lele Forood, senior captain Natalie Dillon and junior captains Nicole Gibbs and Kristie Ahn.

W. Tennis: Two of three advance to second round of singles draw

The NCAA singles tournament kicked off with singles play yesterday in Athens, Ga., where juniors Mallory Burdette and Stacey Tan and sophomore Nicole Gibbs represented Stanford in the first round. Burdette and Gibbs, both top-five seeds, moved into the second round with easy wins, while the unseeded Tan fell to Rice’s Natalie Beazant.

W. Tennis: No. 5 Cardinal closes out regular season against Cal

The Stanford women’s tennis team will close out its regular season with a hugely important conference rematch against cross-bay rival California this weekend. The first matchup, which No. 5 Stanford (16-1, 7-1 Pac-12) won 5-2 in early March, did not count toward Pac-12 standings. With the conference title race completely up in the air after UCLA beat Stanford last weekend, No. 10 Cal (17-5, 8-1 Pac-12) will have the chance to avenge its loss and capture its own piece of the Pac-12 title.

W. Tennis: Historic home winning streak snapped

UCLA handed the Stanford women’s tennis team its first loss of the season on Saturday, shattering the Cardinal’s undefeated season with a 5-2 victory. More importantly, the match ended the Cardinal’s regular-season home-winning streak at 157, with the last defeat on the Farm dating back to Feb. 27, 1999.

W. Tennis: No. 6 Stanford looks to remain undefeated against Santa Clara

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.
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