Gibbs named Pac-10 Player of the Week for women's tennis


Stanford freshman Nicole Gibbs was named Pac-10 Women's Tennis Player of the Week it was announced Monday.

The honor is the first of Gibbs' career and the third for a Stanford player this year, joining Hilary Barte and Mallory Burdette.

Gibbs, currently ranked 12th in the nation in singles, won both of her dual matches last week at the No. 3 spot as Stanford maintained an unbeaten record. She beat St. Mary's Anna Chkhikvishvilli, 6-1, 6-0, and then clinched the Cardinal win over host California, beating Anett Schutting.

Gibbs leads Stanford in victories, owning an overall record of 34-4 while compiling a 22-mark in duals.

Women's golf

Stanford shot a team score of 298 Monday and is tied for second place in the Pac-10 Championships in Tempe, Ariz.

Freshman Marissa Mar and Sally Watson remain in the title chase for medalist honors, as both players are part of a six-way tie for fourth place at 143.

Men's tennis

Eighth-ranked Stanford won its eighth straight Monday, beating visiting USF, 6-1, in a nonconference match at the Taube Family Tennis Stadiumm.

Stanford (16-5) dropped the doubles point but rallied back in singles for a win over San Francisco (10-9).

Alex Clayton blanked Richard Bucalem 6-0, 6-0 on court three before Bradley Klahn wasted little time defeating Ola Bakke 6-2, 6-0, resulting in a 3-0 Stanford lead.

Denis Lin provided the clincher with a 6-3, 6-0 triumph over Jacob Hartwig on court four.

Stanford returns to play visiting BYU Tuesday at 1:30 p.m.


Stanford won its fourth-straight Pacific Coast Conference Team title, defending its home shores with a win on Sunday, while the women's team placed third amongst the nation's top three teams at the Emily Wick Women's Regatta in Connecticut.

It was the fourth consecutive year the Cardinal have won the team PCCSC title and second-straight weekend it has won a conference title. Stanford won the coed title last weekend and return to Santa Barbara next weekend to defend its title in the women's conference race, when the Cardinal swept all three divisions.

In preparation for the women's race, The Cardinal, ranked No. 12 nationally among the women, finished behind No. 2-ranked Boston College (120 points) and No. 1-ranked Brown (127 points) with 165 points. No. 3-ranked Yale was fourth with 168 points.

Sally Mace and Katie Ricklin had the second-best A Division score with 70 points to Boston College's 60. The duo finished in the top-three in nine of the 16 races, winning three times and finishing second in another four races.

The B Division team of Molly McKinney and Iris Clayter tied for the fourth-best divisional score with 95 points. McKinney skippered the Cardinal to nine top-six finishes.

The team PCCSC title was skippered by Mateo Vargas, Kevin Laube and Oliver Toole, who after going 7-1 on day one, went 4-0 on day two in the double round robin and then swept through the final four with a perfect 3-0 mark.

Among the final four teams of UC Irvine (10-5), Hawai'i (9-6) and UC Santa Barbara (6-9), the Cardinal swept through all three teams for a 14-1 combined record over the two days

Men's crew

Stanford earned splits in their races this weekend at the Stanford Invitational at Redwood Shores.

Despite rowing without senior captain and U.S. Under-23 team member Sebastian Peterlin due to a mild concussion sustained in a bike accident on campus Friday, the Cardinal I Eight recorded a three-second win over Pac-10 opponent Oregon State Saturday before falling to Wisconsin Sunday.

Women's crew

Fifth-ranked Stanford completed a successful weekend at the Lake Natoma Invitational, topping the "A" Group Sunday thanks in part to victories by the I and II Eights.

The wins capped an undefeated weekend for both boats, while the Cardinal Four took second place in Sunday's "A" Group Final. The novice eight took fourth in its Grand Final.

— Palo Alto Online Sports/AP

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