Stanford rowers get a chance at World Championships


Stanford grads Grace Luczak and Erika Roddy, senior Dean Walker, junior Alec McCrae and sophomore Kristy Wenzel are one step closer to qualifying for a spot in the U23 World Rowing Championships as part of the U.S. Rowing National team.

During Tuesday's time trials in West Windsor, N.J., the women's pair, the U23 Women's Selection Camp took both first and second. The "A" boat, comprised of Luczak and Felice Mueller, took first in 7:29.51, while the "B" boat, featuring Chrissy Holm and Wenzel, finished in second after crossing the line in 7:51.40.

In the women's four, the U23 Women's Selection Camp "A" boat took first in 6:43.77. The boat was comprised of Roddy, Jenifer Forbes, Maureen McAuliffe and Olivia Coffey.

Penn AC posted the fastest time in the trial for the men's four with coxswain with a 6:12.38. The lineup included Pat Kenny, Walker, Kyle Brown, Justin Jones and coxswain Keanan Clark finished ahead of second place US Rowing Development Camp.

Penn AC's Dan Gengler, Matthew Jackson, Jameson Harper, McCrae and coxswain Chris Lawrence finished third with a 6:19.52.

The finals will be conducted Wednesday.

USA baseball

Stanford junior Mark Appel continued his success with the U.S. Collegiate National Team, pitching a scoreless inning in CNT's 8-4 win over the host Newport Gulls on Tuesday.

Cardinal sophomore Brian Ragira entered the game as a defensive replacement at first base and was 0-for-1 with a run scored.

In another New England Collegiate Baseball League game, Stanford players Brett Doran and Christian Griffiths each went 1-for-4 in helping the Mystic Schooners beat the visiting New Bedford Bay Sox.

The Collegiate team (4-1) plays at New Bedford on Wednesday night.


Stanford senior Bradley Klahn dropped a 7-6 (7-3), 6-2 decision to Canada's Phillip Bester in the first round of the $50,000 Nielsen Pro Tennis Championships in Winnetka, Ill., on Tuesday.

At the Sargent & Collins LLP $10,000 Championships in Buffalo, Stanford recruit Ellen Tsay lost her first-round match, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4, to Danielle Rose Collins.

Cardinal sophomore Nicole Gibbs, the fifth seed in Buffalo, meets qualifier Olivia Janowicz in Wednesday's first round.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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