NCAA Womens Tennis

Card Wins Top-10 Battle – Stanford University Athletics

Card Wins Top-10 Battle - Stanford University Athletics

STANFORD, Calif.  No. 5 Stanford women’s tennis continued its strong season, downing No. 9 USC at Taube Family Tennis Center, 4-1. The Cardinal improves to 14-1 on the season and 4-0 in the Pac-12.

The Cardinal opened with a pair of doubles wins to claim an early advantage in the match. Connie Ma and Alexandra Yepifanova scored a top-15 win on court one, winning 6-2, while Katherine Hui and Valencia Xu clinched the point on court three, 6-4.

Stanford won five of six first sets and finished the match in straight sets with wins on courts two, five and three. Ma defeated the nation’s No. 28 player on court two in dominating fashion, 6-0, 6-1, while Hui clinched her match seconds later on court five, 6-2, 6-1. The Trojans pulled back a point on court four, 3-1, before Yepifanova added the clinching point on court three with a 7-5, 6-4 victory.

Continuing Pac-12 action at home, No. 5 Stanford welcomes No. 17 UCLA to Taube on Sunday, March 31 at noon. The match was originally scheduled for Friday, March 29 before rain postponed the contest to Sunday.

#5 Stanford 4, #9 USC 1


1) No. 52 Ma/Yepifanova (STAN) d. No. 15 Cayetano/Charney (USC), 6-2

2) Fairclough/Koenig (USC) led Blake/Houghton (STAN), 5-4 uf

3) Hui/Xu (STAN) d. No. 42 Parker Fry/Piper (USC), 6-4

Order of Finish: 1, 3


1) No. 26 Angelica Blake (STAN) led No. 93 Snow Han (USC), 7-6 (5), 3-1 uf

2) No. 13 Connie Ma (STAN) d. No. 28 Emma Charney (USC), 6-0, 6-1

3) No. 27 Alexandra Yepifanova (STAN) d. No. 61 Grace Piper (USC), 7-5, 6-4

4) No. 108 Eryn Cayetano (USC) d. No. 92 Alexis Blokhina (STAN), 6-3, 6-3

5) Katherine Hui (STAN) d. Lily Fairclough (USC), 6-3, 6-1

6) No. 103 Valencia Xu (STAN) led McKenna Koenig (USC), 7-6 (1), 3-1 uf

Order of Finish: 2, 5, 4, 3

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