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Stanford women net a solid tennis victory on the road

 

Caroline Doyle recovered from a first-set loss to clinch No. 8 Stanford's 6-1 non-conference women's tennis victory over host Notre Dame on Friday.

The Cardinal's top three singles players each recorded a three-set victory to lead the way against the 19th-ranked Irish.

Stanford (3-0) stays in South Bend for a neutral court match against Ohio State on Saturday.

Doyle dropped her first set at No. 3 singles to Julie Vrabel and then rallied for a 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 victory that made it 4-1.

Stanford grabbed the early lead following a 7-6 (4) win from its No. 2 doubles team of Doyle and Ellen Tsay after the first two matches split.

Notre Dame evened the match following a 6-2, 7-5 victory from Mary Closs at the No. 4 spot.

No. 1 Carol Zhao and No. 2 Taylor Davidson also recorded three-set wins.

Lindsey Kostas collected her first dual match win in two years when she edged Jane Fennelly 7-5, 7-5 on court six.

Men's volleyball

Setter-turned-hitter James Shaw recorded 18 kills on a hitting percentage of .394 but Stanford dropped a 21-25, 25-22, 25-15, 25-14 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation match to host Pepperdine on Friday night.

The Cardinal (2-5 MPSF, 3-7 overall) plays at Concordia in Irvine on Saturday night.

Kyle Dagostino had 41 assists as Shaw's replacement at setter.

Softball

Stanford dropped a pair of games on the second day of the Kajikawa Classic in Tempe on Friday.

Erin Ashby homered and drove in three runs in the Cardinal's 7-5 loss to Cal State Northridge.

Stanford (1-2) also lost to North Carolina, 7-5, and will take on Bradley and Texas on Saturday.

Jessica Plaza also homered against the Matadors.

Men's golf

Stanford went from fourth to eighth after the second round of the Amer Ari Invitational at the Waikoloa Kings' Course.

The 14th-ranked Cardinal shot a 3-under 285 Friday to stand at 13-under through 36 holes with one round remaining.

Maverick McNealy is the lone Cardinal in the top-10 among individuals, turning in a team-best 3-under in his second round. McNealy eagled the par-5 fourth and added four birdies.

Viraat Badhwar, who is tied for 24th at 3-under, was even with four birdies but as many bogeys.

David Boote was bogey-free and had two birdies to move to 2-under overall and share 39th place. Cardinal teammate Jeffrey Swegle was 4-over and Patrick Grimes shot an even-par 72. Stanford's Dominick Franks was 2-over Friday and 10-over for the tournament.

Mens tennis

tanford cruised past BYU, 6-1, on Friday night for its second consecutive victory and third overall this season.

Originally scheduled for a 2 p.m. start on Saturday at Taube Family Tennis Stadium, the match was changed to a rare 10 p.m. start on Friday and shifted indoors at Bay Club San Francisco Tennis due to inclement weather.

The match finally wrapped up at 12:40 a.m. early Saturday, with No. 39 Stanford (3-2) making quick work of BYU (7-3), which had won five in a row.

The Cardinal easily controlled the doubles point, dropping only three games combined between victories on courts two and three.

David Wilczynski, who improved to 4-0 in duals with victories at four different spots in the lineup, put Stanford in front 2-0 after defeating Andrey Goryachkov, 6-0, 6-1.

Robert Stineman followed with his first dual win of the season, defeating Juan Canales, 6-2, 6-1, at the No. 6 spot.

Cardinal freshman Tom Fawcett provided the clincher with a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Francis Sargeant at the top spot of the lineup.

The Cougars picked up their only point when Jacob Sullivan edged Yale Goldberg 4-6, 7-6 (6), 1-0 (6) at the No. 5 position. Menlo School grad and BYU freshman David Ball made his return to the Bay Area and dropped a 4-6, 6-1, 1-0 (5) decision to Nolan Paige at No. 4 singles.

Stanford returns to action on Tuesday, Feb. 17, hosting Sacramento State at 3 p.m.

— Palo Alto Online Sports/Stanford Athletics

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