This past weekend, women’s tennis players from across the Pacific Northwest competed at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium on Stanford’s campus. This was the twelve straight time the stadium hosted the event. Players were eligible to compete in the tournament after earning a bid from a prior qualifying tournament. Cal, Cal Poly, Eastern Washington, Fresno State, Gonzaga, Oregon, Pacific, Portland, Sacramento State, Saint Mary’s, San Francisco, San Jose State, Santa Clara, Seattle and UC Davis were all represented at this championship.
This weekend rushes us with the riveting ITA Northwest Regional women’s tennis tournament. The best tennis teams in the nation will be congregating on Stanford, for the 12th consecutive year, to battle it out on the court.
Stanford’s women’s tennis team competed in the 2018 Riviera ITA Women’s All-American Championships last week. This is year is the 34th in a row that the Division I tournament has been held at the Riviera Tennis Club in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Pacific Palisades.
The end of a sports season can be a sad and upsetting time. There are no games to watch, wins to celebrate or losses to mourn. It is an unsettlingly empty feeling. As a Stanford sports fan, what are we to do when no sports seasons are in progress? Are we supposed to reflect on the four national championships we won last year? Reflection only takes us so far before we crave the beginning of a new season. Are we supposed to watch professional sports? In the mid-summer months, we have nothing to watch but meaningless midseason baseball games and the NBA Summer League, the latter of which is an especially miserable way to spend a summer day.
A 20-match win streak ending with the NCAA banner held high is how Stanford women’s tennis will remember the 2017-2018 season. The team saw a tight 4-2 win on Monday in the semifinals against No. 3 Duke, with junior Caroline Lampl stepping up to the plate in a three-set victory that sent the team into the finals.
Junior Caroline Lampl’s comeback in three sets served as the clincher to send 15th-seeded Stanford women’s tennis to the NCAA Championship finale over third-seeded Duke in a 4-2 victory on Monday in Winston-Salem, NC.
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’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.