Monday, May 7, 2018

Stanford, Cal players earn NCAA berths

   Stanford and Cal each will send three women to the NCAA Singles Championships this month in Winston-Salem, N.C.
   Representing the 15th-ranked Cardinal will be No. 15 Michaela Gordon, a freshman from Saratoga; No. 40 Melissa Lord, a junior from Bloomfield, Conn.; and No. 43 Emily Arbuthnott, a sophomore from England. Gordon will be seeded 9-16.
   Heading to the NCAAs from unranked Cal will be No. 36 Julia Rosenqvist, a freshman from Sweden; No. 45 Anna Bright, a freshman from Boca Raton, Fla.; and No. 50 Olivia Hauger, a junior from Tulsa, Okla.
   On the men's side, No. 4 Stanford and No. 34 Cal each will have one player in NCAA singles. No. 9 Tom Fawcett, a Cardinal senior from Winnetka, Ill., will be seeded 9-16. No. 54 Billy Griffith, a Bears senior from Fresno, will be unseeded.
   NCAA subcommittees selected 64 singles players and 32 doubles teams for both the men and women. The singles and doubles tournaments are set for May 23-28 after the team competitions May 17-22 in Winston-Salem.
   In doubles, No. 3 Arbuthnott and Gordon will be seeded third. No. 32 Fawcett and freshman Axel Geller of Argentina will be unseeded, as will No. 33 Griffith and senior J.T. Nishimura of San Jose.
   Other players from Northern California picked for NCAA singles and/or doubles (with rankings):
Men's singles
   No. 26 Cameron Klinger, Vanderbilt junior from San Jose.
   No. 27 Victor Pham, Columbia junior from Saratoga.
Men's doubles
   No. 11 Klinger and Billy Rowe.
   No. 41 Pham and Jackie Tang (alternates).
Women's singles
   No. 34 Hadley Berg, South Carolina senior from Greenbrae.
   No. 58 Felicity Maltby (alternate), Texas Tech junior from Sunnyvale.

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