Roundup: Runners-up in women's tennis singles and doubles
No new individual hardware for the Pac-12 in tennis, as Stanford’s Carol Zhao lost the NCAA women’s tennis singles final to North Carolina’s Jamie Loeb in three sets (6-2, 4-6, 6-1).
After Zhao went down in singles, Cal’s Klara Fabikova/Zsofi Susanyi lost in the NCAA women’s tennis doubles final to the defending champs, Alabama’s Maya Jansen/Erin Routliffe, in three sets (6-2, 6-7(5), 6-3). Also, you should probably read this quick little post from Nicole Auerbach of USA Today on Missy Franklin speaking about the sexualization of female athletes.
Arizona women’s golf advanced to match play at the NCAA championships. Also moving on in the top eight from the Pac-12 are Stanford, USC and Washington. Unfortunately the Pac-12 squads were paired up against each other and the Cardinal knocked off the 'Cats, while the Trojans took care of the Huskies in the morning's quarterfinals.
Here’s the GoHuskies.com breakdown of how Washington women’s golf advanced to match play Tuesday morning. The Dawgs secured the eighth and final spot before falling to USC.
Meanwhile, UCLA women’s golf finished 15th at the NCAA championships, missing out on the match-play portion of the championships.
It didn’t count, but did you see James Harden’s full-court shot at the end of the first half against Golden State? Didn’t matter anyways; Harden dropped 45 on the Warriors to help Houston force a Game 5 Wednesday.
Chantel Jennings suggests you check out videos made by USC quarterback Conner Sullivan that give fans a new look at the Coliseum and USC football.
Jason Quick of The Oregonian features Oregon State baseball left fielder Kyle Nobach, who had his differences with head coach Pat Casey before the season but put together a stellar season for the Beavs. Very intriguing read right here.
Looking for a replacement for Will Oliver, Colorado football coach Mike MacIntyre is not worried about the kicking game, writes Kyle Ringo. Chris Graham, Diego Gonzalez and Alex Kinney will get the opportunity to take the departing senior’s job.
The Salt Lake Tribune’s Kurt Kragthorpe is of the opinion that Utah should improve, but not enlarge, Rice-Eccles Stadium.
Jim Wyatt of the Tennesseean writes that there is no quarterback competition in Tennessee; Marcus Mariota will be the Titans’ starting quarterback.
Washington State athletics and the Brayton family are hosting a “Celebration of Life” for Bobo Brayton, the former Cougar baseball coach of 33 years who led the team to 21 conference titles, 10 NCAA postseason appearances and two College World Series trips. Brayton passed away March 28; the event is open to the public and will go down Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in the Bohler Athletic Complex in Pullman.
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