Five Pac-12 teams are currently on the cut line to qualify for the NCAA Championships later this month, as USC, Stanford, Oregon, Arizona State and UCLA are all tied for eighth or better heading into tomorrow's final round. Arizona is not far behind either, currently in tenth place and three strokes off the cut line.
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Five Pac-12 men’s tennis teams began play in the sport’s Big Dance Friday. Three of them played in California, one in Ohio, and one in Florida. UCLA, USC, and Stanford hoped the home coast would prove advantageous while Washington (in Columbus) and California (in Gainesville) left for unfamiliar territory. Alas, the friendly confines proved unkind to Stanford as the Cardinal dropped its opening round match, 4-2, to the LSU Tigers. Stanford's season ends with a record of 12-12.
Two of the five Pac-12 women's tennis teams participating in the NCAA tournament took to the court Friday. Both the California Golden Bears and Stanford Cardinal hosted their opening round matches and won, advancing to the tournament's second round.
In a season that has produced some remarkable moments and terrific individual accomplishments, it will be hard to match the lure of the pitching matchup Friday night at Sunken Diamond.
In the first game of a pivotal series between No. 6 Oregon State and No. 25 Stanford, two of the top starting pitchers in the country will square off in Palo Alto. The Cardinal will go with powerful right-hander Mark Appel, the projected No. 1 pick in the 2013 MLB Draft, who is 8-3 with a 1.56 ERA this season. Oregon St. will counter with lefty Matt Boyd, who is 9-2 with a 1.88 ERA.
Three Pac-12 teams are in the top five of their respective 24-team groups after the first day of the NCAA women's golf regionals. USC is currently in second place and Oregon is in fourth in the West regional at Stanford Golf Course, while UCLA also finished fourth in its Thursday round in the East regional at Auburn University Golf Club. The top-8 teams and top-2 individuals from each regional will qualify for the NCAA women's golf championships, which will be held May 21-24 in Athens, Ga.
USC's Annie Park not only takes the individual championship, but also leads the Trojans to the 2013 Pac-12 Women's Golf team championship.
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