Stanford tennis players advance at USTA championships


Stanford sophomore Nicole Gibbs and incoming freshman Ellen Tsay each advanced into the round of 64 at the USTA National Championships 18 singles at the Barnes Tennis Center in San Diego.

The fourth-seeded Gibbs, who reached the NCAA singles semifinal match in May, beat Dubuque's Sarah Dalton, 6-0, 6-2 on Monday. She will meet Walnut's Lorraine Guillermo pon Tuesday.

The 10th-seeded Tsay reached the round of 64 with a 6-3, 6-1 victory over Katherine Desloge of St. Louis. Tsay meets Ojai's Tess Bernard-Feigrnbaum on Tuesday.

In girls' 16 action, Menlo Park's Mary Closs reached the Round of 32 with an upset over 1t7th-seeded Manon Peri, 6-4, 6-3, on Monday. Closs, a junior at St. Francis, and doubles teammate Hadley Berg reached the round of 16 in doubles competition.

Closs opened the tournament with a 6-2, 6-0 victory over Rachel McNeeley and followed that with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Alexandra Solovyev. Shde meets No. 8 seed Keisha Clousing on Tuesday.

Track and field

Stanford grad Lauren Fleshman won the 5,000 in 15:00.57 for Team USA on the final day of the Diamopnd League Aviva London Grand Prix on Saturday.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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