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2017 Pac-12 Tennis Championships

Event: April 26-29 | Ojai, CA
Ojai Valley Athletic Club

Stanford Captures First Ever Pac-12 Women’s Tennis Championship

Apr 29, 2017

OJAI, Calif. - No. 1 STANFORD captured the inaugural 2017 women’s tennis team championship with a 5-1 win over No. 2 California at Libbey Park in Ojai, Calif. The regular season champions secured the first ever conference team title and an automatic NCAA bid in the victory.

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The evening started with the team of Emma Higuchi and Caroline Lampl taking the first victory on court three (6-2), then the duo of Emily Arbuthnott and Taylor Davidson secured the doubles point for Stanford on court one (6-3). California answered in singles play with a win by Karla Popovic on court two (6-3, 6-3). But then Stanford answered with victories by Taylor Davidson on court three (6-4, 6-3) and Emily Arbuthnott on court five (6-1, 7-6). Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the year Caroline Doyle then clinched the match for the Cardinal on court one (4-6, 6-3, 6-3).

Stanford captured an automatic bid, and will be making its 36th consecutive postseason appearance, to the 2017 NCAA Championships to be held in Athens, Ga. May 18-29. The selections will be announced on May 2. Full results and coverage from the 2017 Pac-12 Women’s Tennis team championship can be found at

No. 1 Stanford 4, No. 2 California 1

1. Emily Arbuthnott/ Taylor Davidson (STAN) def. Maegan Manasse/Maya Jansen (CAL), 6-3
2. Olivia Hauger/Karla Popovic (CAL) vs. Caroline Doyle/Melissa Lord (STAN), 4-3 suspended
3. Emma Higuchi/ Caroline Lampl (STAN) def. Stephane Lin /Denise Starr (CAL), 6-2
Order of Finish: 3, 1

1. Caroline Doyle (STAN) def. Maegan Manasse (CAL), 4-6, 6-3, 6-3
2. Karla Popovic (CAL) def. Melissa Lord (STAN), 6-3, 6-3
3. Taylor Davidson (STAN) def. Denise Starr (CAL), 6-4, 6-3
4. Caroline Lampl (STAN) vs Olivia Hauger (CAL), 6-7, 6-2, 1-0 suspended
5. Emily Arbuthnott (STAN) def. Maya Jansen (CAL), 6-1, 7-6
6. Maria Smith (CAL) vs. Emma Higuchi (STAN), 4-6, 6-0, 2-1 suspended
Order of Finish: 2, 3, 5, 1