The Stanford men’s and women’s tennis teams take on top opponents this weekend after a week of preparation back on campus.
Tonight No. 9 Stanford men’s volleyball (7-3, 0-0 MPSF) travels to Los Angeles to take on No. 4 University of California, Los Angeles (8-2, 0-0 MPSF) for both team’s first conference game of the season. The Cardinal enter the game on a two-game losing-streak after dropping a double-header in Hawaii and must bounce back quickly to remain relevant this season.
The No. 9 ranked Cardinal men’s tennis team (4-1) took its first loss of the season this past Saturday to the No. 2 Ohio State Buckeyes (6-0) in a crushing 1-6 rout. The loss represented Stanford’s largest margin of loss since April 2016’s hammering by USC.
Despite their third consecutive loss to Pac-12 competition in Friday’s Pink Night — a meet intended to raise awareness for breast cancer — No. 24 women’s gymnastics showed improvement on the beam and floor, two events head coach Tabitha Yim said the team fell short on in last week’s meet against No. 3 UCLA.
Over the weekend, the No. 3 Stanford women’s swimming and diving team (6-0, Pac-12 6-0) collected two more convincing wins against ranked opponents. Friday afternoon saw the downfall of No. 20 UCLA (8-2, 4-2), 163-128, while on Senior Day, No. 14 USC (6-2, 4-2) was trounced 187-107.
The Stanford women’s swimming and diving team (4-0, Pac-12 4-0) will play host for the final time this season against UCLA (8-0, 4-0) this afternoon and No. 7 USC (6-0, 4-0) on Saturday. Before Saturday’s meet, the team’s three seniors, Ella Eastin, Leah Stevens and Kim Williams, will be recognized after almost four standout years on the team.
Last night No. 21 Stanford’s women’s gymnastics (0-2, 0-2 Pac 12) fell short to No. 2 UCLA (2-0, 2-0 Pac 12) 195.125 – 197.225 in the Cardinal’s home opener. An inconsistent balance beam performance by Stanford proved to be the deciding factor, but the exhilarating sold out crowd foreshadowed a promising season to come.
Swinging full speed forward from their two consecutive wins these last two weekends against No. 9 California (twice) and No. 19 NorCal United, No. 1 Stanford men’s gymnastics look to land a third win against No. 9 California for the third time this season this Sunday at 6pm at Berkeley.