THREE WHO WILL MAKE AN IMPACT
Senior Kristie Ahn
2013-14: 11-1 record to date, capturing singles titles at the USTA/ITA Northwest Regional Championships and NCTC Classic … has won nine in a row ... 2012-13: All-American in singles and doubles ... NCAA All-Tournament Team selection (No. 2 singles) ... All-Pac-12 Second Team selection ... earned final No. 19 national ranking ... 30-7 overall and 22-3 in duals, playing the majority of her matches at the No. 2 spot (17-3) ... 13-6 against nationally-ranked opponents ... provided the clinching point in three matches, most notably Stanford's 4-3 victory over Texas A&M (May 21) in the national championship ... successful return to the court after missing all but three matches last season due to injury and having her freshman year cut short in the postseason ... in doubles, paired with Nicole Gibbs as Stanford's No. 1 team to compile an 18-6 record (18-5 in duals).
Junior Ellen Tsay
2013-14: 11-3 record so far, collecting five more victories after winning the Freeman Memorial Invitational singles crown … 2012-13: Pac-12 All-Academic First Team selection ... finished with a 32-10 overall record, ranking second on the team in wins ... 19-6 in duals, including a 14-5 mark at the No 5 position ... clinched a team-best seven matches ... earned final No. 101 national singles ranking ... provided the clinching point in Stanford's 4-3 upset of No. 5 USC in the NCAA round of 16 with a 5-7, 7-5, 6-3 win over Gabriella DeSimone ... captured singles consolation title at the Riviera/ITA All-American Championships ... 31-9 record in doubles, playing exclusively with Stacey Tan as Stanford's No. 2 doubles team ... duo was 22-3 in duals, participated in the NCAA Doubles championship and claimed two titles (ITA Northwest Regional Championships, Freeman Memorial Invitational).
Freshman Caroline Doyle
2013-14: Owns a 10-3 record entering dual match play … shared team lead in victories at 8-2 in fall season … added two more wins at the Freeman Memorial Invitational, reaching the quarterfinals … chalked up a runner-up finish in the Red Division at the Saint Mary’s Invitational in October … followed that up with a solid effort at the USTA/ITA Northwest Regional Championships, reaching the semifinals … attended St. Ignatius College Prep as a freshman, trained at the USTA Training Center in Boca Raton, Fla., for 1.5 years, graduated from Halstrom High School in Carlsbad, Calif.
“Kristie has obviously excelled in singles early on, and she and Carol are playing very good doubles. I think Krista’s game is starting to come together and she should be an anchor near top of the lineup. Ellen has improved her strength off the ground and isn’t relying on coming to the net as much, really looking like a much different player than even at the end of last year. Lindsey is coming off a good tournament at NCTC. Amelia brings a lot of experience and is someone who will help us in doubles as well. The freshmen are very skilled and mature, so it’s going to be all about getting stronger. Carol has the most developed all-court game, possesses experience from international and junior competitions and is an extremely good doubles player. As she adopts more structure in singles, we’re going to see her take off. Caroline’s injury set her back last year, so she was a little rusty in the fall but caught up quickly. Her forehand is huge and as a lefty with a very good serve, she has the weapons to be an attacking player. Taylor has very solid, big ground strokes and can really dominate most players at this level off the ground. She is very nifty with volleys and as we discovered this fall, a skilled doubles player.”