Monday, March 24, 2014

Ex-Stanford star Gibbs loses in final of $25K

Nicole Gibbs lost to fellow American Grace Min in the final
of the $25,000 Innisbrook (Fla.) Women's Open. 2012 photo
by Paul Bauman
   At least Stanford upset No. 2 seed Kansas to reach the Sweet 16 in the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament.
   Former Cardinal star Nicole Gibbs lost to Grace Min 7-5, 6-0 on Sunday in the final of the $25,000 Innisbrook (Fla.) Women's Open.
   In a matchup of unseeded young Americans, Min won her fourth singles title on the ITF Women's Circuit. She also triumphed at Innisbrook in 2012.
   Min, 19, captured the 2011 U.S. Open girls singles title without dropping a set and qualified for last year's French Open and U.S. Open in women's singles before losing in the first round of each.
   Gibbs, 21, became the fifth woman in history and fourth from Stanford to win back-to-back NCAA singles titles (2012 and 2013) and led the Cardinal to its 17th NCAA team championship last year. She then turned professional, forgoing her senior season, and won a $50,000 tournament in Yakima, Wash., last July.
   Entering Innisbrook, Min was ranked No. 183 in the world and Gibbs No. 192.
   No. 4 Stanford 4, No. 27 Utah 0:
   No. 16 Cal 7, No. 64 Colorado 0:
   No. 17 Cal 4, No. 46 Pepperdine 3:

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