Stanford's Davidson delivers dramatic victory in NCAA tennis


Ten hours after the match was originally scheduled to start, senior Taylor Davidson delivered one of the biggest moments of her stellar career, coming from behind to win a third set tie-breaker to clinch No. 7 Stanford's 4-3 victory over No. 3 Ohio State in the NCAA women's tennis championship semifinals at Georgia Tech on Monday.

Davidson and Ohio State's Gabriella De Santis split their first two sets at No. 3 singles.

At the same at No. 4 singles, Stanford's Caroline Lampl and Ohio State's Miho Kowase also split their first two sets.

The Cardinal rallied after losing the doubles point and Ohio State's top-ranked Francesca Di Loreno victory at No. 1 singles.

Emily Abuthnott at No. 5 and Melissa Lord at No. 2 tied the score and Emma Higuchi put the Cardinal ahead 3-2.

Lampl worked hard to stay in her match but fell, 7-5 in the third set. At that point, Davidson was down 6-5 in the third set.

It was a disruptive day for everybody due to inclement weather.

Originally scheduled for an 11 a.m. start, the match was delayed twice before the decision was made to send Stanford and Ohio State to the indoor courts at Georgia Tech, 70 miles away.

— Palo Alto Online Sports/Stanford Athletics


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