STANFORD, Calif.- No. 1 Stanford easily cruised past UC Davis 7-0 on Friday afternoon in the season opener for both teams at Taube Family Tennis Stadium.
Collecting win No. 900 in program history, Stanford (1-0) captured the doubles point to take a 1-0 lead. The Cardinal allowed only three games combined over three doubles courts.
Stanford dominated singles play against UC Davis (0-1), with Ellen Tsay providing the clincher while all three Cardinal freshmen picked up wins in their dual match debuts.
Taylor Davidson put Stanford ahead 2-0 following her 6-0, 6-0 win over Kamila Kecki at the No. 6 spot.
Krista Hardebeck rolled to a 6-0, 6-1 victory on court two, extending Stanford’s advantage to 3-0.
Tsay booked a 6-0, 6-1 win on court five to secure the match, seconds before Caroline Doyle came through with a 6-0, 6-0 victory at the No. 5 position.
Carol Zhao added a 6-2, 6-1 win at the No. 3 spot while Kristie Ahn delivered a 6-3, 6-0 triumph in her third career appearance at the top of the lineup.
Stanford is back in action on Tuesday, Jan. 28, hosting Princeton at 1:30 p.m.
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No. 1 Stanford 7, UC Davis 0
1) No. 15 Ahn/Zhao (STAN) d. Koehly/Sanders (UCD) 6-0
2) No. 16 Davidson/Tsay (STAN) d.Heneghan/Kobayakawa (UCD) 6-1
3) Doyle/Hardebeck (STAN) d. Samantha Martino/Pham (UCD) 6-2
Order of Finish: 1, 2, 3
1) No. 6 Kristie Ahn (STAN) d. Megan Heneghan (UCD) 6-3, 6-0
2) Krista Hardebeck (STAN) d. Layla Sanders (UCD) 6-0, 6-1
3) No. 40 Carol Zhao (STAN) d. Nicole Koehly (UCD) 6-2, 6-1
4) No. 94 Ellen Tsay (STAN) d. Melissa Kobayakawa (UCD) 6-0, 6-1
5) No. 34 Caroline Doyle (STAN) d. Tiffany Pham (UCD) 6-0, 6-0
6) No. 41 Taylor Davidson (STAN) d. Kamila Kecki (UCD) 6-0, 6-0
Order of Finish: 6, 2, 4, 5, 3, 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.