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Neel Ramachandran

Defense stifles Trojans in 17-3 Stanford victory

Entering this season, Stanford touted a Heisman-contending running back in Bryce Love, an arm with elite potential in K.J. Costello, and a receiving corps with the size and strength to match up favorably against anyone in the country. The biggest preseason question mark was, supposedly, a young defensive unit with limited game experience.

Arcega-Whiteside, Stanford race past SDSU in season opener

No. 13 Stanford (1-0) rode the shoulders of an explosive offensive playmaker, who posted 200-plus yards and entered his name into the early-season Heisman discussion, en route to win over SDSU (0-1) on Friday night. It was a familiar script for the Cardinal, except for the fact that it wasn’t Bryce Love’s name at the top of the stat sheet. Instead, it was wide receiver JJ Arcega-Whiteside who had a career night as No. 13 Stanford shook off early woes on both sides of the ball, easing to a 31-10 victory.

Senior sit down: Taylor Davidson

In this installment of the “Senior Sit Down” series, the Daily’s Neel Ramachandran caught up with Taylor Davidson of the women’s tennis team. A four-year starter for the Cardinal, Davidson played mostly at the Nos. 1 and 2 spots in the singles lineup while also garnering All-American honors for her doubles play. Davidson played an integral role in the team’s tournament run last year, eventually clinching the match against Oklahoma State that secured the program’s 18th NCAA Championship.

No. 16 men’s tennis punches ticket to NCAA Sweet 16

A weekend of packed action came to a fruitful close for Stanford men’s tennis, as the 16th-ranked Cardinal won hard-fought matches over Idaho and No. 17 Michigan in the NCAA Championships to reach the Sweet 16. Taube Stadium was teeming with fans Friday through Sunday with the men’s and women’s teams opening tournament play on…

Pacific Northwest trip ends in upset loss for No. 15 men’s tennis

No. 15 Stanford men’s tennis’ road trip to the Pacific Northwest came to a disappointing end this weekend, falling to Oregon after easily handling Washington on Friday. The Cardinal entered Sunday’s match against No. 23 Oregon riding six wins in their last seven matches -- including a massive upset of No. 5 USC last week -- but that momentum sputtered to a halt against the Ducks in a 4-3 loss.

Men’s tennis earns marquee win over No. 5 Trojans in weekend split

No. 19 Stanford men’s tennis earned the biggest win of its season to date over the weekend, upsetting No. 5 USC 4-1 behind phenomenal singles play at Taube Family Tennis Stadium. The Cardinal men continued the trend of producing their best tennis in the biggest moments, notching their third top-10 win in three tries and extending their win streak to five. Those feats wouldn’t stand for long, however, as the team fell 4-2 to No. 10 UCLA on Sunday.

Veterans Steffens and Stone shine as No. 2 water polo extends winning streak

There were no days off this spring break for Stanford women’s water polo, as the team earned statement wins over MPSF opponents CSU Bakersfield and California. Riding career-best performances from veterans Maggie Steffens and Gabby Stone, the Cardinal women extended their winning streak to five and moved to 16-1 on the season (3-0 MPSF), entering the final stretch of the season in full throttle.

Cardinal clinches monumental Big Slam upset

No. 41 Stanford (7-3) pulled the upset of its young season on Tuesday, beating Cal (9-2) in a 4-3 thriller at Taube Tennis Center. Strong singles play and a back-and-forth three-set clincher from sophomore Michael Genender proved just enough for the Cardinal to slip by the Golden Bears.

Women’s water polo takes on the Barbara Kalbus Invitational

No. 1 Stanford women’s water polo (8-0) makes the short trek to Irvine, California this weekend to compete in the Barbara Kalbus Invitational. The top-seeded Cardinal open tournament play against No. 22 CSUN, with the latter rounds dependent on the team’s early performance. Stanford has gotten off to a breezy start this season with an…

A different track: Steve Solomon finds his way to Rio 2016

Steven Solomon’s leg can’t stop shaking. It’s not a particularly uncommon habit for most teenagers, but Solomon isn’t most teenagers. After all, the 19-year-old is just minutes away from racing in the semifinal of the 400m at the 2012 Olympic Games. “I was nervous to the point where I couldn’t even get my shoe on,”…

Q&A with the Bryan Brothers, tennis’ best duo

In the world of professional men’s tennis, there isn’t much that former Stanford standouts Bob and Mike Bryan haven’t achieved together. The identical twins have won every major doubles title in the sport — 16 Grand Slams, 36 Masters Tournaments, four World Tour finals, a Davis Cup and an Olympic gold medal. The duo began their…

Women’s tennis edges Oklahoma State for 18th national title

Down a set and facing match point, junior Taylor Davidson and the Stanford Cardinal’s hopes of an NCAA title were quickly fading. On Court 2, Oklahoma State’s No. 44-ranked Vladica Babic had a formidable 6-3, 5-4 lead over Davidson, who found herself having to rely on a serve that had been shaky throughout the tournament.…

Women’s tennis: a season in review

Miss out on Stanford women’s tennis’ wild 2015-2016 season? Relive some of the team’s most notable moments here… Dropped under .500 for the first time in program history, at 1-2 in February Dropped to a season-low fifth in the Pac-12 standings midway through the season Dropped to a season-low ranking of No. 23 nationally in…
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