The highest-ranked Stanford ladies’s tennis crew dropped a 4-Three resolution to No. Five Georgia on Monday morning within the semifinals of the ITA Nationwide Group Indoor Championships in Seattle.
Stanford (5-1) skilled its first loss since a 4-Three defeat to Florida on Feb. 24, 2018. It snapped a 25-match unbeaten streak that integrated the Cardinal’s 19th NCAA identify ultimate Would possibly.
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The back-and-forth contest ended when Katarina Jokic, ranked No. 2 within the nation, outlasted Michaela Gordon 4-6, 6-1, 6-Three on the peak spot of the lineup.
Monday represented the primary time Stanford misplaced a tournament after profitable the doubles level for the reason that loss in opposition to Florida.
Trailing 1-0, Georgia accrued uncommon victories on the Nos. Four and six spots, as juniors Emily Arbuthnott and Emma Higuchi entered the tournament with best 10 twin losses mixed since their arrival on The Farm.
The Bulldogs then moved one step nearer to clinching, grabbing a 3-1 lead when Marta Gonzalez defeated Melissa Lord 7-5, 6-2 on courtroom 3.
Stanford fought again to even the tournament at 3-Three after Janice Shin and Caroline Lampl transformed victories.
Within the 3rd set of the deciding tournament, Jokic gained the general 3 video games to narrowly defeat Gordon in a rematch of ultimate 12 months’s NCAA quarterfinal that went unfinished.
The Cardinal used to be taking part within the ITA Nationwide Group Indoors for the primary time since 2011, when it posted victories over Arkansas, Michigan and North Carolina sooner than defeating Florida within the ultimate. Previous to that, the Cardinal had now not captured an indoor match identify since 2006.
Stanford returns house to host Santa Clara on Friday at midday.
Menlo School’s Edin Ibrahimovic earned the Golden State Athletic Convention Attacker of the Week honor for the second one time in 4 weeks. A Menlo participant has gained the award thrice within the 4 weeks thus far.
Ibrahimovic persevered to polish within the crew’s first highway travel of the season over the weekend. The Brcko, Bosnia-Herzegovina local recorded back-to-back 21 kill fits because the Oaks break up the street travel.
Menlo fell to GSAC foe No. nine Hope Global on Friday however defeated Westcliff in 4 units on Saturday afternoon.
Ibrahimovic is recently fourth within the nation in kills consistent with set and within the top-20 general in overall kills. Additionally spectacular, he hit .405 all through Saturday’s win over Westcliff.