Sunday, May 21, 2017

Stanford women upset UNC, gain NCAA semis

   Emily Arbuthnott came through again for the Stanford women.
   The freshman from England won the clinching match for the 10th time this season, a team high, as the No. 7 seed and defending champion Cardinal topped No. 2 North Carolina 4-2 today in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championships in Athens, Ga.
   Arbuthnott oustlasted freshman Makenna Jones, ranked 100th, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 on Court 5 to improve to 6-0 in three-setters this season. Jones' father, Kelly Jones, climbed to No. 1 in the world in doubles in 1992 and now coaches the men's team at Furman in Greenville, S.C. Her mother, Tami Whitlinger-Jones, reached No. 73 in the world in singles in 1997 and was a two-time All-American at Stanford.
   Here are the full results of the Stanford-North Carolina match.
   Stanford (25-2) will face No. 3 seed Ohio State (32-2) on Monday at 11 a.m. PDT. The Buckeyes, with top-ranked Francesca Di Lorenzo, overwhelmed No. 6 Texas Tech 4-0.
   The Red Raiders' Felicity Maltby, a sophomore from Sunnyvale in the San Francisco Bay Area ranked 58th, lost on Court 2 in singles and doubles.
   In the other semifinal, No. 1 seed Florida (27-3) will meet No. 4 Vanderbilt (24-5).
   The men's semifinals are scheduled for Monday at 7 a.m. No. 2 and two-time defending champion Virginia (32-1), with junior Collin Altamirano of Sacramento, will play No. 3 Ohio State (33-3). No. 9 North Carolina (28-4) will take on No. 13 and host Georgia (22-7).
   Video streaming and live scoring of the tournament are available here

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