Stanford's Kumar, Goldberg grab regional doubles title


The Stanford doubles team of Sameer Kumar and Yale Goldberg survived a long weekend of rain delays to play their way into the finals of the ITA Northwest Regional doubles main draw in Berkeley and then beat Oregon's Jayson Amos and Simon Stevens to earn a spot in the ITA Indoor championships in November.

The Ducks' second-seeded duo blanked the Cardinal, 6-0, before Kumar and Goldberg out-lasted their counterparts to take the second set, 7-6 (2).

Stanford won it in the tiebreak, 1-0 (10), giving the Cardinal a second consecutive individual title at the USTA/ITA Northwest Regional following David Wilczynski's singles title last year.

With the win, the ninth-seeded pair qualifies for the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate championships at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, New York beginning Nov. 4.

In the quarterfinals of the singles event, Stanford's Michael Geneder dropped a 6-4, 6-0 decision to top-seeded Andre Goransson of Cal.

Women's golf

Stanford freshman Andrea Lee is the nation's top-ranked collegiate player in the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings released Monday.

Lee won her first collegiate tournament and then finished in a second-place tie Sunday at the Stanford Intercollegiate.

UCLA's Bronte Law, a three-time champion of the Stanford Intercollegiate, is ranked second.

Stanford's Casey Danielson is No. 11 in the rankings and Quirine Eijkenboom is No. 50.

Men's golf

Stanford senior Maverick McNealy, the medalist at the Nike Swoosh Invitational in Fort Worth earlier this month, also opened the season ranked first in the nation.

The Cardinal travel to Georgia to participate in the U.S. Collegiate Championships beginning Friday.

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