NATIONAL SOCCER CHAMPS . . . The Stanford Typhoon Under-11 soccer team under coaches Carlos Merlo and Brig Ord won the 1997 Triple Crown Youth Soccer National Finals last week in Denver and earned a trip to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico in November for the Crown Jewel World Tournament. The Typhoon won the round-robin tournament by beating Lincoln, Neb., 3-0 last Friday and outscored its opponents in the tournament, 18-3. The Typhoon finished with 39 points in the six-team tournament with runner-ups Nebraska and Folsom, Ca. finishing with 32 points. Members of the Typhoon include Michael Bianchi, Todd Campbell, Joey Ensign-Lewis, Alex Fincher, Ryan Greenfield, Timmy Hoffart, Andrew Jacobson, Patrick Lawler, Spencer Lucian, Matt Marquess, Justin Nolley, Ryan O'Farrell, Blair Ord, Andrew Pearl, Will Snyder, Jared Spires and David Zweig.
STARS AT STANFORD . . . Two of the top-ranked women's tennis players in the world, Martina Hingis and Monica Seles, head the field for the 1997 Bank of the West Classic, beginning Monday and running through July 27 at Stanford's Taube Family Tennis Stadium. Hingis, still ranked No. 1 in the world following her championship at Wimbledon, beat Seles in last year's Bank of the West Classic final. Seles currently is ranked No. 3 in the world. Now in its 27th year, the $450,000 tournament is moving to Stanford for the first time. The field includes 28 of the top women's tennis players in the world, plus 16 doubles teams. Day matches begin at 10 a.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. on Friday and noon on Saturday, July 26. Night matches are at 7:45 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The final will be noon on July 27. For ticket prices and more information, call City Box Office at 392-4400 or Bass Tickets are (510) 762-BASS or (408) 998-BASS. A qualifying tournament will be held Saturday and Sunday, to fill wild-card berths in the main draw. Recent Stanford graduate Katie Schlukebir will be in the qualifying tourney this weekend. Schlukebir recently teamed with Stanford teammate Julie Scott to win the doubles title in a $10,000 tournament in Oklahoma City. Scott also beat Schlukebir in the singles finale.
SAILING CHAMPS . . . Stanford dominated 11 of the country's premier college sailing teams at the 1997 ICYRA Ronstan Team Sailing National Championships recently in Portland, Ore. Plagued by rain and lack of wind, this year's championship was shortened to one round-robin of races. Stanford wound up 11-0 in the competition, defeating St. Mary's of Maryland in an early match that proved to be a key triumph. Equal talent spread among Stanford's three-boat squad left few week spots for opponents to exploit. Members of the winning team were: John Meade ('98) and Jessica Knape ('99); Danny Zimbaldi ('98) and Betsy Carmichael ('98); and Steve Kleha ('99) and Adrienne Stoltz ('99). Four-time defending national champion Tufts University was favored to repeat until suffering losses to Stanford, St. Mary's and Boston University.
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