Sunday, April 17, 2016

Stanford women hand No. 1 Cal first loss of season

   Leave it to archrival Stanford to hand the top-ranked Cal women their first loss of the season.
   In a matchup of freshmen, Caroline Lampl defeated 114th-ranked Olivia Hauger 5-7, 6-4, 6-3 on Court 5 to give No. 17 Stanford a dramatic 4-3 victory over visiting Cal on Saturday.
   Lampl leads the Cardinal with five clinching wins this season.
   No. 87 Caroline Doyle, a junior from San Francisco, had given Stanford a 3-2 lead with a 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (6) win over No. 68 Lynn Chi, the 2014 NCAA runner-up, on Court 3. Doyle trailed 5-4 and 6-5 in the third set and escaped five match points in the tiebreaker.
   Cal's Karla Popovic then beat Melissa Lord 7-6 (1), 7-5 on Court 6 to knot the match at 3-3.
   The Bears ended the regular season at 19-1 overall and 7-1 in the Pacific-12 Conference.
   Stanford (13-5, 8-1) might have one more regular-season match. If No. 23 UCLA (14-5, 6-2) beats No. 21 USC (11-4, 6-0) today at USC, the Cardinal will win its first Pac-12 crown since 2012. A Trojans victory would force a make-up match against Stanford on Wednesday in Ojai, Calif., before the Pac-12 Championships begin.
   UCLA defeated USC 5-2 on Feb. 25 at UCLA.
   No. 16 Cal men 4, No. 29 Stanford 1 in Berkeley -- The Bears (15-5, 5-2) ended the three-match win streak of the Cardinal (13-9, 4-3).
   Stanford's point came from Brandon Sutter on Court 6. The junior from El Dorado Hills in the Sacramento area defeated Mads Engsted 6-4, 6-3.
NO. 17 STANFORD WOMEN 4, NO. 1 CAL 3
At Stanford
Doubles
   1. No. 10 Maegan Manasse and Denise Starr (Cal) def. No. 4 Taylor Davidson and Caroline Doyle, 6-4.
   2. Klara Fabikova and Olivia Hauger (Cal) def. Melissa Lord and Carol Zhao, 7-5.
   3. No. 49 Krista Hardebeck and Caroline Lampl (Stanford) led Lynn Chi and Maria Smith, 6-5, unfinished.
   Order of finish: 1, 2
Singles
   1. No. 56 Carol Zhao (Stanford) def. No. 10 Maegan Manasse, 6-1, 6-4.
   2. No. 12 Klara Fabikova (Cal) def. No. 33 Taylor Davidson, 6-4, 6-4.
   3. No. 87 Caroline Doyle (Stanford) def. No. 68 Lynn Chi, 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (6).
   4. No. 102 Krista Hardebeck (Stanford) def. No. 73 Denise Starr, 6-2, 6-3.
   5. Caroline Lampl (Stanford) def. No. 114 Olivia Hauger, 5-7, 6-4, 6-3.
   6. Karla Popovic (Cal) def. Melissa Lord 7-6 (1), 7-5.
   Order of  finish: 1, 4, 2, 3, 6, 5
NO. 16 CAL MEN 4, NO. 29 STANFORD 1
In Berkeley
Doubles
   1. No. 11 Filip Bergevi and Florian Lakat (Cal) led No. 41 Tom Fawcett and Maciek Romanowicz, 4-3, unfinished.
   2. Andre Goransson and Oskar Wikberg (Cal) def. Nolan Paige and David Wilczynski, 6-2.
   3. Mads Engsted and J.J. Nishimura (Cal) def. Yale Goldberg and Sameer Kumar, 6-1.
   Order of finish: 3, 2
Singles
   1. No. 30 Florian Lakat (Cal) def. No. 10 Tom Fawcett, 7-6 (2), 6-3.
   2. No. 27 Andre Goransson (Cal) def. No. 72 David Wilczynski, 3-6, 7-5, 6-1.
   3. No. 68 Billy Griffith (Cal) led Michael Genender, 6-4, 6-7 (6), unfinished.
   4. Filip Bergevi (Cal) def. Nolan Paige, 6-0, 7-6 (3).
   5. Sameer Kumar (Stanford) led No. 103 Oskar Wikberg, 4-6, 7-5, 4-1, unfinished.
   6. Brandon Sutter (Stanford) def. Mads Engsted, 6-4, 6-3.
   Order of finish: 4, 6, 1, 2 

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