Stanford University women’s tennis team outlasted Ohio State 4-1 to advance to the NCAA Quarterfinals. With this win, the Cardinal improves to 24-2 overall and has now won 21 straight games. The Cardinal will now travel to Orlando, the final venue of the NCAA Tournament, to face No.
2 Texas A&M in the quarterfinals on Wednesday, May 17. Early on, the Cardinal held 3-0, 4-0, and 4-0 leads in the stadium’s three games, showing what a tall order an upset was going to be for the Buckeyes. Stanford has now won 13 straight doubles points, with Sara Choy and Alexandra Yepifanova finishing first for their third straight win, followed by a 6-2 win by Connie Ma and Valencia Xu on court three, their 11th straight.
No. 16 Angelica Blake and Alexis Blokhina were able to pull off a ranked win on court victory, grabbing the game-winning spot at the same time as court three ended. Blake was unstoppable on court three in singles, earning a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Isabelle Boulais.
The no. The only point for Ohio State came on court two in a top-20 matchup between No. 18 Ma and No. 20 Irina Cantos Siemers, with the latter winning 6-1, 6-4. Valencia Xu and Sara Choy were both up a set on courts five and six, and No.
84 Blokhina fought back 6-0, 4-1 to force a tiebreak in the second set which she won, 7-5. Xu would be the deciding factor, a 7-5, 6-0 victory over No. 89 Shelly Bereznyak, a player who hadn’t lost a game since February. The ranked win is Xu’s third of the season.
1. #16 Angelica Blake/Alexis Blokhina (STAN) d. #37 Irina Cantos Siemers/Sydni Ratliff (OSU) 6-1
2. Sara Choy/Alexandra Yepifanova (STAN) d. Shelly Bereznyak/Isabelle Boulais (OSU) 6-2
3. Connie Ma/Valencia Xu (STAN) d.
Kolie Allen/Lucia Marzal (OSU) 6-2
Order of Finish: 2, 3, 1
1. #29 Alexandra Yepifanova (STAN) d. #30 Sydni Ratliff (OSU) 6-2, 6-1
2. #20 Irina Cantos Siemers (OSU) d. #18 Connie Ma (STAN) 6-1, 6-4
3. #44 Angelica Blake (STAN) d.
Isabelle Boulais (OSU) 6-0, 6-0
4. #84 Alexis Blokhina (STAN) vs. Lucia Marzal (OSU) 0-6, 7-6(5) DNF
5. Valencia Xu (STAN) d. #89 Shelly Bereznyak (OSU) 7-5, 6-0
6. Sara Choy (STAN) vs. Danielle Wilson (OSU) 6-4, 4-5 DNF
About Stanford University
The Stanford University is a private university in the United States of America located in California, in the county of Santa Clara, about sixty kilometers south of San Francisco and adjacent to the city of Palo Alto, effectively extending into the heart of Silicon Valley.
Stanford University opened its doors in 1891, after six years of planning, by the will of benefactors Jane and Leland Stanford who had decided to found a university to educate California boys in memory of their son, who died of typhus in Florence.
The university is also home to the SLAC particle accelerator.
Stanford hosts Stanford Stadium on its campus and has sports teams, called Varsity. There are men’s varsity teams in sixteen disciplines: track and field, baseball, soccer, rowing, cross country, American football, gymnastics, golf, wrestling, swimming and diving, basketball, water polo, volleyball, fencing, tennis, and sailing.
There are nineteen women’s teams: Track and Field, Rowing, Lightweight Rowing, Soccer, Cross Country, Gymnastics, Golf, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Swimming & Diving, Synchronized Swimming, Basketball, Water Polo, Volleyball, Fencing, Softball, Squash, Tennis and sail.