STANFORD, Calif.- One day after the NCAA team brackets were announced, Stanford was well represented among the singles and doubles selections for the 2014 NCAA Championships.
Just how well represented? The NCAA singles draw more closely resembles a daily practice at Taube Family Tennis Stadium, with the Cardinal’s entire six-member lineup of Kristie Ahn, Taylor Davidson, Caroline Doyle, Krista Hardebeck, Ellen Tsay and Carol Zhao earning an at-large spot in the field.
In doubles, Stanford’s top team of Ahn and Zhao made the cut as an at-large duo.
Only the selections were announced on Wednesday afternoon, while the individual brackets will be released in two weeks.
The individual portion of the NCAA Men's and Women's Tennis Championship is scheduled for May 21-26 in Athens, Ga., with singles play kicking off on May 21 and the doubles competition getting underway on May 22.
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Senior Kristie Ahn
Tabbed an at-large selection ... seeded No. 3 overall … ranked No. 3 nationally ... 26-3 overall ... 14-2 in duals, playing every match at the No. 1 spot ... 12-1 in tournament play ... 17-2 against nationally-ranked opponents ... 9-1 over her last 10 matches ... captured ITA Northwest Regional Championships singles title ... claimed NCTC Classic singles title … provided clinching point in one match.
Freshman Taylor Davidson
Named an at-large selection ... ranked No. 40 nationally ... 22-7 overall and 14-3 in duals, playing most of her matches at the No. 4 position ... 8-4 in tournament play … 7-2 against Pac-12 foes … reached quarterfinals of ITA Northwest Regional Championships.
Freshman Caroline Doyle
Awarded an at-large selection ... ranked No. 52 nationally ... owns team-best 28-5 overall record … 15-2 in duals, playing most of her matches at the No. 6 position (12-1) … 13-3 in tournament play … 8-1 against conference opponents … reached semifinals of Invitational division at Pac-12 Championships … earned runner-up finish at Saint Mary’s Classic Invitational … provided the clinching point in three matches.
Sophomore Krista Hardebeck
Checks in as an at-large selection ... ranked No. 54 nationally ... 15-11 overall record and 10-5 in duals, playing mainly at the No. 2 spot (9-5) ... 4-3 against Pac-12 opponents … has provided the clinching point in three matches.
Junior Ellen Tsay
Named an at-large selection ... ranked No. 49 nationally ... 21-7 overall record and 11-3 in duals, playing mainly at the No. 5 spot (9-3) … 10-4 in tournament play … 5-1 against Pac-12 foes … 5-4 against nationally-ranked opponents … has provided clinching point in team-best five matches … claimed Freeman Memorial Championships singles title.
Freshman Carol Zhao
Tabbed an at-large selection ... ranked No. 23 nationally ... 25-5 overall record and 16-1 in duals, playing the bulk of her matches at the No. 3 spot (13-1) … 9-4 in tournament play … 8-1 against conference opponents … 6-5 against nationally-ranked opponents … 8-2 over last 10 matches … enjoyed 17-match winning streak that spanned from Jan. 19-April 12 … reached quarterfinals of Pac-12 Championships and ITA Northwest Regional Championships … has provided clinching point in three matches.
Senior Kristie Ahn and Freshman Carol Zhao
Tabbed an at-large selection ... ranked No. 9 nationally ... 27-4 overall and 14-1 in duals, playing every match at the No. 1 spot ... 13-3 in tournament competition … 6-1 against Pac-12 foes … 7-3 against nationally-ranked opponents ... reached semifinals of ITA All-American Championships ... runner-up finish at ITA Northwest Regional Championships ... captured title at NCTC Classic ... runner-up finish at Pac-12 Championships.