ATHENS, Ga. -- Top-seeded Stanford coasted through the round
of 16 in the NCAA women's tennis championships, shutting out
Vanderbilt on Friday.
Host Georgia also advanced, as did Georgia Tech, which reached
the quarterfinals for the first time in school history.
Winning for the 23rd time in 24 matches this season, Stanford
handed Vanderbilt its first loss of the season after 19 straight
The Cardinal advanced to Sunday's quarterfinals against
ninth-seeded Miami, which edged No. 8 Southern California 4-3.
No. 2 Georgia moved on with a 4-1 win over 15th-seeded William &
Mary. The Bulldogs reached the quarterfinals for the eighth time in
nine years and set up a match with California, which blanked
Senior Darya Ivanov and freshman Yvette Hyndman posted
dominating victories in both singles and doubles to lead the
Third-seeded Georgia Tech held off No. 14 Fresno State for a 4-2
victory. Alison Silverio defeated Renata Kucerkova at No. 2 singles
7-6, 6-4 in the clinching match.
Amanda McDowell, Christy Striplin and Tarryn Rudman also won
singles matches to send the Yellow Jackets to the quarterfinals
against No. 6 Notre Dame, which advanced with a 4-3 victory over
11th-seeded North Carolina.
Stanford started with a doubles win, then stormed out to big
leads on several singles courts. Both Celia Durkin and Jessica
Nguyen polished off their opponents in straight sets, each losing
only a single game.
Theresa Logar clinched on court one with a 6-3, 6-1 win over
Miami rallied from a 3-1 deficit against the Trojans. Audra
Cohen, the nation's top-ranked singles player, finished the
comeback with a 5-7, 7-5, 6-3 win over fifth-ranked Lindsey Nelson.
In the other matches, No. 4 Florida held off 13th-seeded Baylor
4-2, and No. 12 UCLA surprised fifth-ranked Northwestern 4-0. The
Gators will meet the Bruins in the quarterfinals.