Playing together for only the second time this season, Stanford's Tom Fawcett and Maciek Romanowicz captured the Sherwood Cup doubles title on Monday morning in Thousand Oaks.
Fawcett and Romanowicz defeated USC's Max de Vroome and Roberto Quiroz, 6-4, in the championship match. The Cardinal duo also teamed up at the No. 2 spot against UC Davis last week, booking a 6-4 victory.
It was the second title at the event for Romanowicz, who teamed up with John Morrissey to win the 2014 event. Fawcett claimed his first career doubles crown, to go along with his USTA/ITA Northwest Regional Championships singles title back in October.
Stanford returns to action on Saturday, facing South Carolina in Gainesville, Fla., when ITA Kick-Off Weekend gets underway.
Stanford's Ivana Hong was named the Pac-12 Specialist of the Week, as announced by the conference Monday.
Hong scored a collegiate-best 9.950 on bars and a 9.900 on beam to earn a pair of individual event victories. Her performance on beam was crucial to the team's success because it came after a missed routine by a teammate. Hong's score on beam was just 0.025 off from her career best.
Hong's score of 9.950 on bars helped Stanford generate a score of 49.475 the team's highest score in the event since 2007.
It is the second Pac-12 weekly honor of the season for Stanford after Elizabeth Price was named the Freshman/Newcomer of the Week on Jan. 12.
he No. 12 Stanford men's volleyball team dropped a 25-16, 27-25, 25-19 decision at fifth-ranked USC on Monday in the Galen Center.
The Cardinal (1-1, 2-3) hosts Long Beach State in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation contest on Wednesday at 8 p.m., to be aired on the Pac-12 Networks.
As a team, USC hit .371 while holding Stanford to a .165 clip. The Trojans posted a side out rate of 73 percent, 16 points higher than the Cardinal's 57 percent. USC also outblocked Stanford 8 1/2 to 6.
Stanford was led by redshirt senior Daniel Tublin, who tallied a match-high 11 kills and two service aces. True freshman Evan Enriques totaled a match-best eight digs to go with two kills and three blocks. Junior middle blocker Conrad Kaminski finished with six kills and five blocks.
Junior setter James Shaw turned in 26 assists, four digs and two kills for the Cardinal while guiding the offense. Senior middle blocker Spencer Haly hit .600 (6-0-10).