No. 12 ranked Stanford beach volleyball (16-11, 7-4) very nearly knocked off their rivals, No. 13 Cal (21-6, 4-4) at the Big Spike in Berkeley. Despite falling to an 0-2 start during Saturday’s competition and quickly losing two matches, the team battled back to tie the match before narrowly losing the clinching game at the No. 1 spot.
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 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.
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.
The first annual Stanford First Generation and/or Low Income (FLI) Conference was held this past weekend from March 2 to 4. Around 250 students and school administrators from Stanford and other elite universities including Duke and UC Berkeley participated in the conference, which was based around the theme of “uplifting voices.”
No. 2 Stanford men’s gymnastics kicked off its season with flying colors at the Cal Benefit Cup on Saturday, as the Cardinal (402.150) swept No. 10 Cal (398.850) and SC United (375.650), and senior Robert Neff earned three titles including the all-around.
Stanford women’s volleyball (26-3, 19-1 Pac-12) secured a No. 3 seed in the upcoming NCAA tournament last week with two blowout victories. They dispatched the No. 15 ranked Utah Utes (22-9, 13-7) at home on Wednesday before taking down Cal (13-18, 4-16) across the Bay on Saturday.
This Friday, fulfilling an annual November tradition, No. 4 Stanford men’s swimming will face No. 2 Cal in a triple distance meet in Berkeley, California. This low-stakes opportunity for the rivals to evaluate their relative strengths will challenge both teams as they near the end of highly successful fall seasons.