Thacher, Gibbs win ITA regional singles titles


Stanford junior Ryan Thacher recorded his first career singles title, beating California's Ben McLachlan, 6-2, 2-6, 7-5, Tuesday in the championship match of the ITA Northwest Regional in Seattle.

Thacher, seeded first in the tournament, earned a spot in the ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships, scheduled to begin Nov. 4 in Flushing Meadows, N.Y.

In doubles, Stanford's duo of Walker Kehrer and Robert Stineman lost, 9-8 (8), to California's Carlos Cueto and McLachlan.

The Cardinal doubles team could receive an at-large bid to join the party in New York.

Women's tennis

Stanford sophomore Nicole Gibbs earned the first singles title of her career Tuesday, defeating teammate Mallory Burdette, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (3), at the ITA Northwest Regional Championships at Taube Family Tennis Center.

Gibbs, a runner-up in last year's event, reached the semifinals of the NCAA singles tournament last year.

Gibbs and Burdette advance to the ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships, set to begin Nov. 4 in Flushing Meadows, N.Y.

They will be joined by Stacey Tan and Ellen Tsay, who won the doubles title with a victory over a team from Sacramento State.

Men's golf

Stanford finished seventh at the Isleworth Collegiate Invitational in Florida after shooting a round of 301 Tuesday.

The Cardinal finished with a three-day total of 891. Texas won the team title with an 856.

Stanford freshman Patrick Rodgers shot a 74 on the final day for a three-day total of 216, good for fourth place. Andrew Yun finished in a sixth-place tie with his total of 218.

Cameron Wilson also recorded a top 10 finish, tying for 10th overall with a three-day total of 221 after shooting a 72 on the final day.

Men's soccer

Menlo College senior Matheus Barbosa scored three goals in two wins last week and earned Cal Pac Conference Offensive Player of the Week honors.

Barbosa is third in the conference in shots per match (2.78) and in game winning goals per match (.22) and fourth in goals per match (.44).

Menlo College junior Alex Palomerez recorded five saves in the two wins last week. His performance earned him the Cal Pac Conference Defensive Player of the Week award.

Palomarez ranks first in the conference in goals allowed per match (1.19), second in shutouts per match (.27) and fifth in saves per match (4.36).

Women's volleyball

Menlo College senior Amanda Sutter accumulated 29 kills in two matches last week to earn Cal Pac Conference Volleyball Player of the Week.

Sutter, who also had 24 digs as the Oaks won twice last week, is sixth in the conference in hitting percentage (.181).

— Palo Alto Online Sports


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