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Stanford women swing a Pac-12 tennis win over Huskies

 

The 19th-ranked Stanford women's tennis team returned to the win column Friday, beating host Washington, 6-1, to begin its Pacific Northwest road swing.

The Cardinal (11-5, 6-1 Pac-12), which still has an outside shot at the Pac-12 regular-season title with No. 1 California scheduled to visit next weekend, quickly wrapped up the doubles point and dominated singles competition.

Stanford is focused on closing strong down the stretch and strengthening its case to host the first and second rounds of NCAA Championships next month.

Leading 1-0, Carol Zhao easily put away Stacey Fung 6-2, 6-1 at the No. 1 spot of the lineup.

The Cardinal moved in front 3-0 following Krista Hardebeck's 6-2, 6-2 victory over Sophia Bott on court four.

Hardebeck won her career-high 13th consecutive match, the longest by a Stanford player since Zhao won 15 straight before falling in last year's NCAA singles final.

Caroline Lampl provided her team-high fourth clincher, powering past Kenadi Hance 6-1, 6-1 at the No. 5 position.

Washington (12-9, 3-5 Pac-12) collected its only point at the No. 6 spot.

Stanford concludes its trip at Washington State on Saturday at 10 a.m.

Women's lacrosse

Kelsey Murray scored five goals and added a pair of assists to help 10th-ranked Stanford beat host Oregon, 14-2, Friday in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation contest.

The first half saw Murray rip off a hat trick with her first goal coming 11 seconds into the game on a wicked assist from Elizabeth Cusick.

The Cardinal (8-2, 4-0 MPSF) dominated the half, barely giving Oregon a chance at an offensive opportunity outdrawing the Ducks (8-4, 3-3 MPSF) 8-to-1 while dropping eight goals on UO, two from Kelly Myers to head into the break up 8-0.

The second half saw more from Stanford's offense as it continued on its path to outshooting Oregon 31-to-13. Two more Stanford goals opened up the half, before Oregon scored the first of its two goals four minutes into the half. Anna Salemo joined the offensive melee in the half with two goals of her own while Monika Sivillitopped it all off with less than a minute to go after a dish from Charlotte Ward.

The Cardinal returns home on Monday where it will host California at 5 p.m. in Stanford Stadium. The Cardinal will also take the field in support of One Love.

Men's tennis

Racing the rain, an amped-up head-to-head that came down to the final match went the way of No. 42 Stanford Friday afternoon as the Cardinal took a 4-2 win from No. 36 Oregon at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium.

With weather impending, the match only played singles on the day which the Cardinal (11-8, 3-2 Pac-12) came out hot in, taking straight set wins in the Nos. 6 and 5 with points being delivered by Maciek Romanowicz and Sameer Kumar.

The Ducks (16-4, 2-2 Pac-12) came back with a win at No. 3 from Thomas Laurent, and at No. 4 from Jayson Amos, but eighth-ranked Tom Fawcett came through again at No. 1 winning a three-set battle against No. 120 Daan Maasland to make it 3-2.

David Wilcyznski gave the crowd a thriller at No. 2 to decide it as he and Simon Stevens both claimed tiebreak wins in the first two sets before Wilcyznski turned on the heat in set three to rip off with a 6-3 win to clinch the match.

Stanford continues its Pac-12 slate as it hosts No. 30 Washington Saturday afternoon. Match time is set for 1 p.m. at Taube Family Tennis Stadium.

— Stanford Athletics

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