After two rounds of exceptional play, No. 17 Stanford men’s tennis’ first postseason jaunt came to an end on Friday with a sweep loss to No. 5 UCLA in the Pac-12 Championships in Ojai.
With the regular season in the books, Stanford men’s tennis will open its postseason on Wednesday in Ojai, taking on Arizona in the first round of the Pac-12 Championships.
Second-ranked Stanford women’s water polo (18-2, 5-1 MPSF) wrapped up its home slate on Saturday, cruising to a 17-3 win over No. 16 San Jose State (10-17, 1-5) and honoring its six seniors playing in their final game at Avery Aquatic Center.
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.
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.
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.
Senior Maggie Steffens reached a historic career milestone and No. 2 Stanford women’s water polo recovered its mojo this weekend in the desert, routing opponents No. 7 ASU, La Verne and No. 23 Marist by a combined score of 49-7.
Stanford track and field closed the first portion of its season at the NCAA Indoor Championships with top-10 finishes from Harrison Williams, Vanessa Fraser and the women’s distance medley relay team.