STANFORD, Calif.- No. 1 Stanford posted its second straight shutout, blanking No. 69 Princeton 7-0 on Tuesday afternoon at Taube Family Tennis Stadium.
Stanford (2-0) quickly captured the doubles point before Ellen Tsay’s 6-0, 6-3 victory at the No. 3 spot clinched the match.
Princeton (1-1), coached by former Cardinal standout Laura Granville, was coming off a 6-1 victory over Temple in its season opener.
Tsay, making her fourth career appearance on court three, secured the match.
Stanford hits the road later this week for matches at Texas (Friday, Jan. 31) and Rice (Saturday, Feb. 1).
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No. 1 Stanford 7, No. 69 Princeton 0
1) No. 15 Ahn/Zhao (STAN) d. Graff/Goepel (PRIN) 6-2
2) No. 16 Davidson/Tsay (STAN) d. Muliawan/Wolff (PRIN) 6-3
3) Doyle/Hardebeck (STAN) d. Hahn/Tang (PRIN) 6-3
1) No. 6 Kristie Ahn (STAN) d. Lindsay Graff (PRIN) 6-1, 6-4
2) Krista Hardebeck (STAN) d. Amanda Muliawan (PRIN) 6-4, 6-4
3) No. 94 Ellen Tsay (STAN) d. No. 62 Alanna Wolff (PRIN) 6-0, 6-3
4) No. 40 Carol Zhao (STAN) d. Emily Hahn (PRIN) 6-2, 3-6, 1-0 (10-6)
5) No. 41 Taylor Davidson (STAN) d. Katie Goepel (PRIN) 6-3, 6-1
6) No. 34 Caroline Doyle (STAN) d. Dorothy Tang (PRIN) 6-1, 6-1
Order of Finish: 6, 5, 3, 2, 4, 1
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Matches over the next month will be played under the experimental rules format. For women’s matches, the rules are as follows:
The dual match will consist of three doubles matches played first (worth a total of one point), followed by six singles matches, each individual match worth one point. Four points are required to win the team match.
The three doubles matches will each consist of one set, with regular scoring and a tie-breaker at 6 all. Once a team has won two doubles matches, the remaining doubles match shall not be completed.
Six singles matches will follow the doubles. Each singles match is two out of three sets, with each set using regular scoring, and a match tie-breaker in lieu of the third set.
All singles matches will be played to completion unless both coaches agree to do otherwise.
There will be no warm-up against opponents before the first point is played in doubles and singles: players will be expected to warm- up with their own team prior to the scheduled match time.