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Brennan, Fendick-McCain pace Stanford on All-Century tennis

 

Stanford was well-represented on the Pac-12 Women's Tennis All-Century Team, revealed on the Pac-12 Networks' flagship show, 'Pac-12 Sports Report' on Monday night.

The Cardinal led all schools with seven of the 12 overall selections, including the Player of the Century Patty Fendick-McCain and Coach of the Century Frank Brennan.

Members of the team combine for a total of 26 national championships (AIAW and NCAA) and 21 NCAA titles. The team also boasts a combined six WTA tour singles crowns, six Grand Slam titles (doubles) and two Federation Cup winners.

The roster, compiled as part of the Pac-12's centennial celebration, was chosen from a field of players nominated by each Pac-12 institution. Voting was conducted by a panel of former and current head coaches.

In alphabetical order, Stanford's honorees are:

Sandra Birch / 1988-91

1989 NCAA singles champion

1991 NCAA singles champion

Four-time All-American (1988-91)

Two-time Pac-10 Player of the Year (1989, 1991)

Three-time All-Pac-10 selection (1989, 1990, 1991)

Member of four NCAA championship teams (1988, 1989, 1990, 1991)

Member of four Pac-10 championship teams (1988, 1989, 1990, 1991)

Two-time Honda Broderick Award winner (1989, 1991)

Member of Stanford Athletics Hall of Fame

Frank Brennan / 1980-2000

Winningest coach in school history, compiling a 510-50 overall record (.911) in 21 seasons

Led the Cardinal to 10 NCAA championships, including six in a row from 1986-91

Directed Stanford to 13 straight Pac-12 titles from 1988-2000

Four-time ITA/Wilson Intercollegiate Coach of the Year (1982, 1987, 1988, 1989)

Eight-time Pac-12 Coach of the Year (1989, 1990, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000)

NCAA and ITA Coach of the Decade – 1980's

Under his guidance, Stanford produced four perfect seasons (1982, 1984, 1989, 1990)

Coached 41 All-Americans, nine NCAA singles champions and three NCAA doubles champions

Patty Fendick-McCain / 1984-87

1986 NCAA singles champion

1987 NCAA singles champion

Four-time All-American (1984-87)

1987 Pac-10 Player of the Year

Member of three NCAA championship teams (1984, 1986, 1987)

Member of 1987 Pac-10 championship team

1987 Honda Broderick Award winner

Member of Stanford Athletics Hall of Fame

1988 WTA Rookie of the Year

Five-time Grand Slam champion (five in doubles)

Member of U.S. Federation Cup and U.S. Wightman Cup

Linda Gates / 1982-85

1984 NCAA doubles champion

1985 NCAA singles champion

1985 NCAA doubles champion

Four-time All-American (1982-85)

Member of two NCAA championships teams (1982, 1984)

1985 Honda Broderick Award winner

Member of Stanford Athletics Hall of Fame

1985 Australian Open doubles quarterfinalist

Nicole Gibbs / 2011-13

2012 NCAA singles champion

2012 NCAA doubles champion

2013 NCAA singles champion

Three-time All-American (2011-13)

2012 Pac-12 Player of the Year

Three-time All-Pac-10/12 selection (2011, 2012, 2013)

Ranks third all-time in single-season dual wins (27-0 in 2011)

Member of 2013 NCAA championship team

Member of two Pac-10/12 championship teams (2010, 2011, 2012)

2013 Honda Cup recipient for women's tennis

Laura Granville / 2000-01

2000 NCAA singles champion

2001 NCAA singles champion

Two-time All-American (2000-01)

2001 Pac-10 Player of the Year

Two-time All-Pac-10 selection (2000, 2001)

2001 Honda Broderick Award winner

Member of 2001 NCAA championship team

Member of two Pac-10 championship teams (2000, 2001)

Member of Stanford Athletics Hall of Fame

Nine-year WTA player, reaching the third round or better at the Australian Open, US Open, French Open and Wimbledon

Won nine ITF titles and achieved highest WTA singles ranking of No. 28 in June 2003

Kathy Jordan / 1978-79

1978 AIAW doubles champion

1979 AIAW singles champion

1979 AIAW doubles champion

Two-time All-American (1978-79)

Member of 1978 AIAW championship team

Member of Stanford Athletics Hall of Fame

Seven-time Grand Slam champion (five in doubles, two in mixed doubles)

1983 Australian Open singles runner-up

Reached highest WTA singles ranking of No. 5 on March 19, 1984

Member of U.S. Federation Cup and U.S. Wightman Cup

Amber Liu / 2003-06

2003 NCAA singles champion

2004 NCAA singles champion

Four-time All-American (2003-06)

2003 Pac-10 Freshman of the Year

Four-time All-Pac-10 selection (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006)

Member of three NCAA championship teams (2004, 2005, 2006)

Member of four Pac-10 championship teams (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006)

— Stanford Athletics

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