Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Stanford men crack Top 25 after big upsets

   The Stanford men reached the Top 25 in the nation for the first time this season, according to the  new rankings released today.
   The Cardinal (15-4, 6-0 Pacific-12 Conference) rose 12 spots to No. 24 after upsetting UCLA and defending NCAA champion USC -- then ranked 15th and fifth, respectively -- last weekend at Stanford.
   Stanford swept its Southern California rivals for the first time since 2009 to extend its winning streak to nine matches. The Cardinal made it 10 straight today with a 4-2 victory at home over No. 55 USF today.
   Meanwhile, the UC Davis men (15-4, 3-0 Big West Conference) improved 15 places to No. 53 after defeating Cal Poly and No. 65 UC Santa Barbara in Davis. The Aggies had never beaten the Gauchos.
   On the women's side, Cal dropped one notch to No. 4, and Stanford rose two places to No. 11.
   Two of the top three players in women's singles are from Stanford or Cal. The Cardinal's Carol Zhao, a senior from Canada, is second, and the Bears' Maegan Manasse, a sophomore from Los Angeles suburb of Redondo Beach, is third.
   Other college matches -- The Sacramento State women won the Big Sky Conference regular-season title, drubbing Weber State 6-1 at the Rio Del Oro Racquet Club in Sacramento.
   The Hornets (16-9, 11-0), who completed their 13th undefeated conference season since joining the Big Sky in 1997, will be seeded first in the Big Sky tournament, April 24-26 at the Gold River Racquet Club in the Sacramento area.
   Weber State fell to 11-6 overall and 6-3 in the Big Sky.
   On Monday, the Fresno State men edged No. 65 UC Santa Barbara 4-3 in Fresno. The Bulldogs improved to 15-9, and the Gauchos dropped to 11-9. 
COLLEGE RANKINGS
(Top 10 and Northern California; previous ranking in parentheses)
Men's team
1. Oklahoma (1)
2. Baylor (2)
3. Illinois (3)
4. Virginia (4)
5. Georgia (8)
6. Texas A&M (7)
7. TCU (10)
8. Duke (6)
9. USC (5)
10. Texas (9)
24. Stanford (36)
28. Cal (27)
53. UC Davis (68)
55. USF (58)   
Men's singles
1. Alex Alvarez Llamas, Oklahoma
2. Julian Lenz, Baylor
3. Mackenzie McDonald (Piedmont resident), UCLA
4. Ryan Shane, Virginia
5. Soren Hess-Olesen, Texas
6. Andrew Harris, Oklahoma
7. Sebastian Stiefelmeyer, Louisville
8. Gonzales Austin, Vanderbilt
9. Quentin Monaghan, Notre Dame
10. Romain Bogaerts, Wake Forest
31. Tom Fawcett, Stanford
35. Andre Goransson, Cal
60. John Morrissey, Stanford
77. Collin Altamirano (Sacramento resident), Virginia
91. Filip Bergevi, Cal 
Men's doubles
1. Austin Smith and Ben Wagland, Georgia
2. Gonzales Austin and Rhys Johnson, Vanderbilt
3. Roberto Quiroz and Yannick Hanfmann, USC
4. Kevin Metka and Ralf Steinback, Ohio State
5. Luca Corinteli and Ryan Shane, Virginia
6. Mikelis Libietis and Hunter Reese, Tennessee
7. Julian Cash and Florian Lakat, Mississippi State
8. Axel Alvarez Llamas and Dane Webb, Oklahoma
9. Mackenzie McDonald (Piedmont resident) and Martin Redlicki, UCLA
10. Christian Seraphim and Skander Mansouri, Wake Forest
22. John Morrissey and Robert Stineman, Stanford
44. Gregory Bayane and Chase Melton, Cal
73. Andre Goransson and Oskar Wikberg, Cal
83. Bernardo Saraiva and Nils Skajaa, USF 
Women's team
1. North Carolina (2)
2. USC (1)
3. Florida (6)
4. Cal (3)
5. UCLA (4)
6. Georgia (5)
7. Texas A&M (10)
8. Baylor (7)
9. Vanderbilt (8)
10. Oklahoma State (9)
11. Stanford (13)
43. Fresno State (39)
45. Saint Mary's (41)
58. USF (--)
62. San Jose State (58)
Women's singles
1. Robin Anderson, UCLA
2. Carol Zhao, Stanford 
3. Maegan Manasse, Cal
4. Julia Elbaba, Virginia
5. Brooke Austin, Florida
6. Jamie Loeb, North Carolina
7. Lauren Herring,Georgia
8. Stephanie Wagner, Miami
9. Sydney Campbell, Vanderbilt
10. Josie Kuhlman, Florida
13. Giuliana Olmos (Fremont resident), USC 
18. Taylor Davidson, Stanford
20. Caroline Doyle, Stanford
24. Klara Fabikova, Cal
40. Zsofi Susanyi, Cal
48. Denise Starr, Cal
56. Lynn Chi, Cal
82. Sophie Watts, Fresno State
89. Karla Popovic, Cal
96. Krista Hardebeck, Stanford
112. Ellen Tsay, Stanford
125. Andrea Ka, USF
Women's doubles
1. Maya Jansen and Erin Routliffe, Alabama
2. Taylor Davidson and Carol Zhao, Stanford 
3. Beatrice Gumulya and Jessy Rompies, Clemson
4. Catherine Harrison and Kyle McPhillips, UCLA
5. Maegan Manasse and Denise Starr, Cal
6. Pleun Burgmans and Emily Flickinger, Auburn
7. Brooke Austin and Kourtney Keegan, Florida
8. Lina Lileikite and Stephanie Wagner, Miami
9. Ema Burgic and Blair Shankle, Baylor
10. Klara Fabikova and Zsofi Susanyi, Cal
14. Caroline Doyle and Ellen Tsay, Stanford
17. Giuliana Olmos (Fremont resident) and Zoe Scandalis, USC
40. Hadley Berg (Greenbrae resident) and Caroline Dailey, South Carolina
53. Joanna Smith and Kassidy Jump (Granite Bay resident), Arizona State
64. Parminder Kaur and Jana McCord, Saint Mary's
67. Hadley Berg (Greenbrae resident) and Elixane Lechemia, South Carolina

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