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W.Tennis: Play time is over as Stanford hosts NCAA Championships

As the Stanford women’s tennis team heads into its 30th straight appearance in the NCAA Tournament this weekend, the 2010 NCAA title isn’t the only thing it will be defending. The No. 2 Cardinal will look to extend its NCAA-record home winning streak to an eye-popping 180 consecutive matches when the first and second rounds of the NCAAs commence this weekend at the Taube Family Tennis Center.

W. Tennis: Card individuals try for Pac-10 title

Stanford will be sending a sizeable contingent to Ojai, including freshmen Kristie Ahn and Nicole Gibbs, sophomores Mallory Burdette and Stacey Tan and junior Veronica Li in the singles main draw. Stanford also has two doubles teams in the main draw, including Ahn/Gibbs and a pairing of Tan and senior Carolyn McVeigh. The Invitational division will include freshmen Elizabeth Ecker and Amelia Herring, sophomore Natalie Dillon and McVeigh in singles. In Invitational doubles, Stanford will send Burdette/Dillon and Herring/Li.

W.Tennis: Barte leads Stanford rout of St. Mary’s

With a 6-1 win over St. Mary’s at the Taube Tennis Stadium on Thursday afternoon, the No. 2 Stanford women’s tennis team increased its record-breaking NCAA home winning streak to 179 victories, the longest string of home wins in all of Division I athletics. The Cardinal (22-0, 7-0 Pac-10) has also won forty-one straight matches, with its last defeat dating back to February 2010 against UCLA.