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Softball finishes season with tight win against Arizona

Stanford softball (24-31, 3-21 Pac-12) finished a tumultus season Saturday with a close 2-1 victory over No. 9 Arizona (40-14, 13-11) at Smith Family Stadium, vindicating Thursday (0-1) and Friday (0-4) losses and ending a five game losing streak. The comeback marked the Cardinal’s first win against Arizona since 2013, while the three-game series loss marked the ninth in as many years.

Stanford gears up for Payton Jordan Invitational

Stanford No. 9 women’s and No. 18 men’s track and field will host the 23rd annual Payton Jordan Invitational this Thursday at Angell Field, concluding the regular outdoor season in their third and most competitive home meet of the year. In one of the most highly anticipated domestic invitationals, athletes from dozens of schools across the country will compete alongside former Olympians and NCAA titleholders to prove their mettle ahead of championship play.

Men’s tennis posts disappointing Pac-12 finish

Despite being ranked second in the conference and fourth in the nation, Stanford men’s tennis (21-3, 7-1) lost 0-4 on Friday to No. 12 USC (17-8, 6-2) in the Pac-12 championship semifinals in Ojai, California following a difficult 4-2 win against Washington (13-13, 2-6) in the Thursday quarterfinals. The championship loss marks the Cardinal’s sixth appearance in…

Women’s tennis claim third straight Pac-12 Championship

No. 16 Stanford women’s tennis (18-3, 9-0 Pac-12) swept the quarter and semifinals to triumph 4-2 over No. 13 UCLA (20-5, 9-1) in the nail-biting finals of the Pac-12 championships on Saturday in Ojai, California, seizing the crown for the third consecutive year and securing the conference bid to the upcoming NCAA championships. After winning…

Stanford tennis prepares for the Pac-12 Championship weekend

Stanford’s No. 4 men’s and No. 16 women’s tennis teams are set to compete at the Pac-12 championships in Ojai, California this Thursday through Saturday, skipping the Wednesday elimination round. With byes to the quarterfinals, both teams are hoping to bring home conference titles and land the conference’s automatic NCAA bids.

Women’s tennis sweeps Cal for Pac-12 crown

No. 20 Stanford women’s tennis (15-3, 9-0 Pac-12) closed out their regular season with a 4-0 home sweep against No. 42 rival California (11-8, 6-4) on Friday, earning them the Pac-12 conference regular season title and positioning the Cardinal as the No. 1 seed for next week’s Pac-12 championships.

Stanford’s tennis teams prepare for final home matches

Stanford’s No. 4 ranked men’s and No. 20 ranked women’s tennis teams will close out the regular season this weekend with three total home meets and high expectations. On Friday, the women’s team will host No. 42 California at 11 a.m., and the men’s team will face No. 36 Oregon at 2 p.m., both meets held at Taube Family Tennis Stadium. After the men host Washington at 3 p.m. on Saturday, both teams will be busy preparing for the Pac-12 championships the following week.

Women’s tennis smashes Pacific Northwest

No. 22 Stanford women’s tennis (14-3, 8-0 Pac-12) swept their Pacific Northwest tour this weekend, clinching their ninth and 10th consecutive meet wins against No. 37 Washington State (20-5, 5-4) on Friday and the University of Washington (14-10, 4-5) on Saturday. The Cardinal defeated both teams by a 4-2 margin, securing Stanford’s position as the leader of the Pac-12 conference and cementing them as a force to be reckoned with in national competition.

Men’s tennis sweeps Cal for first time since 2012

No. 4 Stanford men’s tennis (18-2, 5-1 Pac-12) swept No. 31 California (10-7, 2-3) 4-0 Friday at Taube Family Tennis Stadium, completing the Cardinal’s first regular season sweep of the Bears since 2012. Senior Tom Fawcett and freshman Axel Geller’s doubles win and singles victories helped Stanford maintain its undefeated 9-0 home record and increase its all-time record against the Bears to 94-23.

Men’s tennis prepares for the “Big Slam”

This Friday on the farm, No. 4 Stanford Men’s Tennis (17-2, 4-1 Pac-12) will face rival No. 31 California (10-6, 2-2) for the second time this season. Fourth in the nation and second in the conference, Stanford is expected to shine against the Bears as they prepare for the Pac-12 championships at the end of the month.

Men’s gymnastics places second at MPSF Championships

In its first postseason event, No. 4 Stanford men’s gymnastics continued its strong year with a second place finish at the MPSF Championships on Saturday in Colorado Springs. Coming out ahead of No. 11 Air Force (392.550) and No.12 California (393.650) with a score of 404.150, the Cardinal finished just behind No. 1 Oklahoma (414.050) who claimed its seventh consecutive MPSF crown.

Price places second in women’s gymnastics opening meet

Following their successful opening meet last week, Stanford Women’s Gymnastics took fourth place at “Elevate the Stage” in Reno on Sunday. Facing No. 2 Utah, No. 4 UCLA, and Washington, senior Elizabeth Price lived up to expectations, placing second in the all-around, and in the top five in every event.

Men’s gymnastics season preview

No. 2 Stanford men’s gymnastics (2-0) began its 2018 season on Saturday with a sweep of the Cal Benefit Cup, as senior Robert Neff won the all-around and the Cardinal claimed three individual and four team events. With 402.150 points, Stanford gymnasts across all class years performed consistently to top No. 10 Cal’s 398.850 and SC United’s 375.650.

Women’s gymnastics season preview

Senior Elizabeth Price headlines the 2018 women’s gymnastics team, as her “perfect 10” on the uneven bars reiterates her status as one of the premier gymnasts in college. However, the team isn’t without change as Samantha Yim was named head coach after long-time head coach Kristen Smyth resigned in August.

Cardinal shine at Texas Invitational

Thanks to victories by sophomore Grant Shoults and junior Abrahm DeVine, No. 7 Stanford men’s swimming (1-0, 1-0 Pac-12) made a substantial splash at the University of Texas’ Invitational in Austin this past Wednesday through Saturday. Shoults took home first in both the 500- and 1,650-yard free, followed closely by his teammates who helped the Cardinal claim four of the top seven spots in each event.

Art Adamson Invitational to host Cardinal women’s swimmers

This Thursday through Sunday, Stanford’s No. 1 women’s swimming and diving will compete against nine other teams at Texas A&M’s Art Adamson Invitational in College Station, TX. The three-day meet, following victories against Utah, OSU, and No. 12 N.C. State, concludes the Cardinal’s fall schedule.

Men’s swimming races triple distance exhibition versus Cal

No. 7 Stanford men’s swimming competed in its annual triple distance meet against No. 2 Berkeley last Friday at the Legends Aquatic Center in Berkeley, CA. Although unscored, the meet format, which required each swimmer to tackle three distances of the same stroke, provided both teams with the opportunity to gauge their strengths in advance of their final fall performances.
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