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Stanford players take their shots at NCAA individual honors

 

While the team portion of the season is over for the Stanford men's and women's tennis teams, the Cardinal nonetheless will have a presence when the NCAA Singles and Doubles Championships get underway this week at Baylor University in Waco, Texas.

The singles competition begins Wednesday with doubles play following on Thursday.

Here's a list of Stanford players competing:

Taylor Davidson, sophomore:

All-Pac-12 First Team honoree . . . ranked No. 19 nationally . . . 29-8 overall . . . 18-3 in duals, playing mainly at the No. 2 spot (16-3) . . . 11-5 in tournament play . . . 11-6 against nationally ranked opponents . . . 8-2 over past 10 matches . . . making second career appearance at NCAA Singles Championship, reaching second round as a freshman.

Caroline Doyle, sophomore:

All-Pac-12 Second Team recipient . . . ranked No. 25 nationally . . . 28-6 overall . . . 18-3 in duals, playing primarily at the No. 3 position (16-3) . . . 10-3 in tournament play . . . 10-5 against nationally ranked foes . . . had won eight in a row prior to loss against Georgia on Sunday . . . making second career appearance at NCAA Singles Championship, reaching second round as a freshman.

Carol Zhao, sophomore:

ITA Northwest Region Player to Watch . . . All-Pac-12 First Team honoree . . . No. 2 overall seed in tournament . . . ranked No. 2 nationally . . . claimed USTA/ITA Northwest Regional Championships title in October . . . 30-4 overall . . . 21-2 in duals, playing all of her matches at the No. 1 spot . . . 9-2 in tournament play . . . 17-2 against nationally ranked players . . . has won 10 in a row, with her last loss coming on March 22 . . . making second career appearance at NCAA Singles Championship, reaching round of 16 as a freshman.

Taylor Davidson/Carol Zhao:

Pac-12 Doubles Team of the Year, earning Stanford's first honor since Alice Barnes and Anne Yelsey in 2006 . . . No. 2 overall seed in tournament . . . ranked No. 2 nationally . . . captured Pac-12 Championships title on April 26 . . . claimed NCTC Classic crown in January . . . 32-7 overall . . . 16-5 in duals, all at the No. 1 spot . . . 17-4 vs. nationally ranked duos . . . had won seven in a row before loss to Georgia on Sunday . . . making first appearance in NCAA Doubles Championship.

Caroline Doyle/Ellen Tsay:

Ranked No. 10 nationally . . . pocketed Freeman Invitational Championships crown in January . . . 28-8 overall . . . 15-5 in duals, all at the No. 2 spot . . . 13-3 in tournament play . . . 8-5 against nationally ranked tandems . . . three-match winning streak . . . have won eight of past 10 matches . . . making first appearance in NCAA Doubles Championship.

Tom Fawcett, freshman:

ITA Northwest Region Rookie of the Year . . . ranked No. 26 nationally . . . claimed USTA/ITA Northwest Regional Championships title in October, becoming first Cardinal player to win the event since Ryan Thacher (2011) and first Stanford freshman since KJ Hippensteel (1998) . . . 26-11 overall . . . 14-7 in duals, playing all his matches at the No. 1 spot . . . 12-4 in tournament play . . . 7-8 against nationally ranked players . . . making first career appearance at NCAA Singles Championship.

Senior John Morrissey/Senior Robert Stineman:

Ranked No. 9 nationally . . . 15-4 overall and in duals, with every match coming at the No. 1 spot . . . 6-3 against nationally ranked duos . . . 9-1 over past 10 matches . . . making first appearance in NCAA Doubles Championship.

— Stanford Athletics

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