Friday, May 19, 2017

Stanford women reach NCAA quarters; Cal loses

   The Stanford women, seeded No. 7 and the defending champions, beat No. 10 Michigan 4-1 today to reach the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championships in Athens, Ga.
   Emily Arbuthnott, a freshman from England, clinched the victory with a 3-6, 6-0, 6-4 victory over Mira Ruder-Hook on Court 5.
   The Cardinal (24-2) will face No. 2 North Carolina (33-2) on Sunday at 9 a.m. PDT. The Tar Heels blitzed No. 15 Duke 4-0.
   Stanford, which has won a record 19 national team championships (18 NCAA, 1 AIAW), is trying to become the first team to repeat since the Cardinal won three consecutive titles from 2004 through 2006.
   No. 13 seed Cal lost to No. 4 Vanderbilt, the 2015 champion, 4-1. Maya Jansen won on Court 5 for the Bears (19-6), beating Georgina Sellyn 6-4, 6-3.
   The men's quarterfinals are set for Saturday. No. 2 seed and two-time defending champion Virginia (31-1), with junior Collin Altamirano of Sacramento, will face No. 10 Texas (22-8) at 9 a.m. No. 4 UCLA (22-5), with junior Logan Staggs of Tracy, will meet No. 13 and host Georgia (21-7) at 1 p.m.           
   Video streaming and live scoring of the tournament are available here.

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