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.
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.
Stanford women’s tennis’ quest to win back-to-back national championships fell just short in Athens, Georgia on Tuesday night, as the Cardinal fell to Florida in the NCAA final.
With the score knotted at 3 apiece, senior Taylor Davidson delivered in the clutch as she climbed back from a 1-4 third set deficit to propel seventh-seed Stanford women’s tennis (25-2) over third seed Ohio State (32-2) after a nail-bitting tie-breaker. With the upset, the Cardinal makes its way to a second finals appearance in the same number of years.
Stanford women’s tennis (24-2) rolled past ninth-seeded Michigan (23-6) 4-1 in the round of 16 of the NCAA tournament on Friday morning. The dual saw freshman Emily Arbuthnott provide a team-high ninth clincher this season to propel the seventh-seeded Cardinal to victory.
Seventh-seeded Stanford women’s tennis (23-2) will face No. 10 Michigan (23-5) Friday morning for a spot in the final eight. This season, the Cardinal women are not only attempting to repeat as national champions, but are also looking to bring the school’s 114th crown home in order to put Stanford ahead of UCLA for most ever NCAA titles.
After cruising to an easy sweep in a forfeit-ridden game against Idaho (16-8) on Saturday, sixth-ranked Stanford women’s tennis (23-2) punched its ticket to Athens, Georgia thanks to a hard-fought comeback 4-2 win against the TCU Horned Frogs (14-10). The Cardinal’s weekend started with a shutout of an Idaho team, who had to forfeit one doubles…
No. 6 Stanford women’s tennis (21-2, 10-0 Pac-12) took its 26th Pac-12 title in school history over the weekend in Ojai, California. The Cardinal swept Utah and Oregon before beating No. 16 Cal (17-5, 8-2) 4-1 to claim the title. This year, the tournament was played in team duals, as opposed to the classic singles…