Roundup: Postseason advancement in tennis, softball and golf
A ton of NCAA championships stuff to get to, so let’s start with the sport that is most advanced in the postseason: tennis. On the women’s side, 15th-seeded Stanford defeated third-seeded Duke 4-2 to advance to the NCAA finals, where it will take on Vanderbilt on Tuesday.
In the men’s bracket, UCLA squeezed past USC 4-3 to get to the NCAA semifinals. The Bruins face Ohio State on Monday at 11 a.m. PT.
Five Pac-12 teams made it to the NCAA Softball Super Regionals, and Arizona State got to the Super Regional round by blanking Ole Miss 9-0 in five innings in the Tempe Regional final. Jeff Metcalfe has the recap for you in the link above as the Sun Devils make it to supers for the first time in five years.
Meanwhile, Arizona defeated Ole Miss 4-3 on Sunday to advance to the Super Regionals. The Wildcats will take on UCLA in the Super Regionals for the right to go to Oklahoma City.
Oregon State softball put up a strong fight over the weekend, winning two games Satuday before falling losing to Alabama in the Tuscaloosa Regional final by a 6-0 final (The Oregonian/OregonLive).
The NCAA Women’s Golf Championships field has been downsized from 24 teams to 15, and USC is in fifth heading into the final round of stroke play. The eight lowest-scoring teams after Monday’s round advance to the match-play portion of the event to determine the NCAA champion.
Washington women’s golf also made the top-15 cut, entering Monday’s round in 14th at 38-over.
While the Buffs were not one of the five Pac-12 teams to make Monday’s cut, Colorado golfer Robyn Choi advanced to Monday’s round as one of the lowest nine individuals not on a top-15 team. Choi entered Monday tied for 24th at 4-over.
Cal rugby lost in the National College 7s final to Lindenwood by a 26-12 margin after blowing past Arkansas 38-7 in the quarterfinals and beating Kutztown 31-15 in the semis.
Former Oregon golfer Aaron Wise earned his first PGA Tour victory by winning the AT&T Byron Nelson, setting a tournament record by scoring 23 under after waiting through a four-hour rain delay (AP).
Former Utah men’s basketball forward Chris Seeley is transferring to Fresno State, he announced Friday night (The Salt Lake Tribune).
Washington State baseball was swept at Stanford, losing the Sunday game 4-2 to drop to 15-31-1 on the season.