April 28, 2012
OJAI, Calif.- Stanford will be well-represented in Sunday's singles and doubles title matches at the Pac-12 Championships.
Nicole Gibbs will play in both the singles and doubles finals, bidding to become the first Stanford player to capture both titles since Marissa Irvin accomplished the feat in 1999.
Gibbs, the tournament's No. 1 seed and a semifinalist last year, defeated teammate Stacey Tan 6-0, 6-0 in one semifinal match. The possibility of an all-Stanford singles final was negated when California's Anett Schutting upended Mallory Burdette 1-6, 6-3, 6-2. It was Burdette's first loss since Jan. 15, snapping a streak of 21 consecutive victories.
Gibbs and Schutting will square off at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow in the singles final.
In doubles play, Burdette and Gibbs posted two victories on Saturday to reach the championship match. After taking down California's team of Jana Juricova and Zsofia Susanyi 8-5 in the quarterfinals, Burdette and Gibbs put away USC's Valeria Pulido and Zoe Scandalis 8-3 in the semifinals.
Burdette and Gibbs will battle USC's Kaitlyn Christian and Sabrina Santamaria at 12:30 p.m. tomorrow in the doubles final.
SINGLES CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISION FIRST ROUND
No. 3 Nicole Gibbs (STAN) d. No. 93 McCall Jones (UCLA) 5-7, 6-3, 6-2
No. 5 Mallory Burdette (STAN) d. Andjela Kankaras (WSU) 6-3, 6-1
No. 57 Stacey Tan (STAN) d. Kim Stubbe (ARIZ) 7-6 (1), 6-4
No. 65 Ellen Tsay (STAN) d. Julia Metzger (ORE) 6-1, 6-1
SINGLES INVITATIONAL DIVISION FIRST ROUND
Alison Ramos (USC) d. Amelia Herring (STAN) 6-1, 6-1
Carling Seguso (UCLA) d. Natalie Dillon (STAN) 6-4, 6-4
SINGLES CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISION ROUND OF 16
No. 3 Nicole Gibbs (STAN) d. No. 55 Tayler Davis (CAL) 6-0, 6-0
No. 5 Mallory Burdette (STAN) d. Patricia Skowronski (ORE) 6-0, 6-4
No. 57 Stacey Tan (STAN) d. No. 7 Jana Juricova (CAL) 2-6, 6-4, 7-5
No. 4 Robin Anderson (UCLA) d. No. 65 Ellen Tsay (STAN) 6-3, 6-2
SINGLES CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISION QUARTERFINALS
No. 3 Nicole Gibbs (STAN) d. No. 83 Annie Goransson (CAL) 6-2, 6-0
No. 5 Mallory Burdette (STAN) d. No. 14 Zsofia Susanyi (CAL) 7-6 (4), 6-2
No. 57 Stacey Tan (STAN) d. No. 13 Zoe Scandalis (USC) 6-4, 6-4
SINGLES CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISION SEMIFINALS
No. 3 Nicole Gibbs (STAN) d. No. 57 Stacey Tan (STAN) 6-0, 6-0
No. 96 Anett Schutting (CAL) d. No. 5 Mallory Burdette (STAN) 1-6, 6-3, 6-2
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DOUBLES CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISION ROUND OF 16
No. 2 Burdette/Gibbs (STAN) d. Googe/Kankaras (WSU) 8-1
No. 60 Hager/Skowronski (ORE) d. No. 25 Tan/Tsay (STAN) 8-5
DOUBLES CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISION QUARTERFINALS
No. 2 Burdette/Gibbs (STAN) d. No. 18 Juricova/Susanyi (CAL) 8-5
DOUBLES CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISION SEMIFINALS
No. 2 Burdette/Gibbs (STAN) d. No. 54 Pulido/Scandalis (USC) 8-3
DOUBLES INVITATIONAL DIVISION ROUND OF 16
du Toit/Metzger (ORE) d. Dillon/Li (STAN) 8-6