This weekend, the No. 19 Stanford women’s tennis team (12-5, 7-1 Pac-12) traveled to the Pacific Northwest and took on No. 47 Washington (12-10, 3-6) and No. 57 Washington State (17-8, 2-7) in its last road matches of the regular season. Both matches ended in dominant wins for Stanford, as the Cardinal cruised 6-1 against Washington and 5-2 against Washington State.
The Cardinal came out to a slow start and had no response to the red-hot Washington Huskies, which won a 85-76 decision over Stanford to earn their first-ever Final Four berth. The Huskies’ victory marked the first time in 12 years that a seven seed made it to the Final Four, a feat accomplished through Washington’s upset wins over No. 2 Maryland, No. 3 Kentucky and No. 4 Stanford.
On Saturday night, Stanford (13-12, 6-8 Pac-12) fell 64-53 to the Washington Huskies (16-11, 8-7), who snapped a four-game losing streak behind a dazzling performance from freshman Dejounte Murray.
After 46 seasons as a collegiate coach and six years at Stanford, Randy Hart, one of the most distinguished and experienced defensive line coaches in the nation, announced his retirement from coaching on Tuesday.
After playing a six of its first eight conference games on the road and suffering a tough loss to UCLA last week, No.16 Stanford women’s basketball (16-6, 7-3) rebounded with two home wins over No. 25 Washington (15-5, 6-3) and Washington State (12-9, 3-7) this weekend. Stanford first took down Washington 69-53 on Friday before dispatching Washington State on Sunday by a nearly-identical 69-52 margin.
Facing off against some of its toughest competition of the season, No. 12 Stanford women’s gymnastics (7-4, 1-2 Pac-12) came in fourth in the field of five teams at the Metroplex Challenge on Saturday in Fort Worth, Texas. Stanford finished behind No. 2 Oklahoma, No. 6 LSU and Washington, while No. 16 Missouri finished in last.
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As No. 4 Stanford women’s soccer (14-2, 7-0 Pac-12) closes its regular season, head coach Paul Ratcliffe will be looking to find small ways to improve a red-hot Cardinal team that has blitzed through conference play. A win over No. 24 USC (12-4-1, 7-1 Pac-12) on Thursday would effectively seal the Cardinal’s first conference title…