No. 20 Stanford Tops No. 31 UW In Pac-12 Opener
March 8, 2013
STANFORD, Calif. - No. 31 Washington began the Pac-12 season with a tough assignment, facing No. 20 Stanford on its home court. The Cardinal took care of business, knocking off the Huskies, 7-0.
Washington fell behind 1-0 after dropping the doubles point. Kristie Ahn and Nicole Gibbs defeated the Husky duo of Elianne Douglas-Miron and Riko Shimizu, 8-2. Moments later, Stacey Tan and Ellen Tsay defeated Natali Coronel and Grace Ysidora, 8-3, clinching the point for the Cardinal.
In singles, Washington lost all six matches in straight sets, beginning with No. 14 Krista Hardebeck knocking off Douglas-Miron, 6-0, 6-2. In all, the Cardinal has five ranked singles players and each was able to take care of its opponent from the Huskies.
No. 48 Ahn knocked off Ysidora, 6-0, 6-4, followed by No. 103 Tan beating Lukac, 6-2, 6-2 for the clincher.
The teams played on after Stanford clinched and it was the defending NCAA Champion Gibbs defeating No. 124 Andjela Nemcevic, 6-4, 6-0. It was the first loss in the three tries for Nemcevic since being moved to No. 1.
Finishing off the afternoon was No. 31 Ellen Tsay defeating Coronel, 6-2, 6-2, followed by Lindsey Kostas knocking off Shimizu, 7-5, 7-5.
The Dawgs will face a quick turnaround as it continues its Bay Area trip with No. 18 California on Saturday. Washington will face its second Pac-12 opponent of the year when it takes on the Bears at noon in Berkeley.
Washington Women's Tennis
No. 20 Stanford 7, No. 31 Washington 0