It's No. 4 Stanford, No. 6 California Fighting For Pac-10 Title
April 17, 2008
STANFORD, Calif.- No. 4 Stanford (18-4, 6-1 Pac-10) hosts No. 6 California (15-4, 6-1 Pac-10) on Saturday afternoon at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium with the winner earning at least a share of the conference title.
Stanford, California and UCLA are all currently tied for first place in the conference standings. The Golden Bears host Sacramento State on Friday afternoon in a non-conference match before facing the Cardinal. Also on Friday, UCLA hosts USC (17-6, 5-2 Pac-10). If USC defeats UCLA, the winner of the Stanford/California match will claim the title outright. The Cardinal has won 21 straight conference titles dating back to 1988.
Stanford defeated both UCLA and USC by identical 4-3 margins two weeks ago in Pac-10 counting matches and while the Golden Bears stunned the Cardinal 6-1 in Berkeley back on Feb. 20, that match did not count in the conference standings.
Saturday's match will count though, and here are a few other reasons to catch the regular season finale for both teams:
Stanford travels to Ojai, Calif., next weekend for the Pac-10 Championships. NCAA Tournament first and second round competition is scheduled for May 9-10 at select campus sites. The final 16 teams advance to Tulsa, Okla., the following week for the NCAA Championships.