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Another Quality Win

Apr 16, 2021

STANFORD, Calif. – No. 29/26 Stanford edged No. 25/22 California 4-3 on Friday afternoon at Taube Family Tennis Stadium.

Stanford (13-3, 8-2 Pac-12), which notched its fifth win of the season over a ranked opponent, extended its winning streak to three with a victory in the regular season finale for both teams.

The Cardinal has won six in a row against the Golden Bears and seven of the last eight overall.

Sara Choy's 6-2, 6-3 victory on court five provided the clincher for Stanford, which has won 78 of its last 83 matches at Taube Family Tennis Stadium and 46 of its last 49 regular-season Pac-12 contests.

Stanford captured the doubles point for a 1-0 lead when Choy and Emma Higuchi posted a deciding 7-5 win on court three.

The Cardinal increased its lead to 3-0 after convincing victories inside the stadium from Michaela Gordon (6-1, 6-1) and Angelica Blake (6-0, 6-2).

California (14-6, 7-3 Pac-12) bounced back with wins at the Nos. 3 and 4 spots before Choy ripped off the final four games to close out her second set.

Stanford now turns its attention to next weekend's Pac-12 Championships in San Diego.

No. 29/26 Stanford 4, No. 25/22 California 3

DOUBLES
1) Giavara/Ivanov (CAL) d. Gordon/Madurawe (STAN) 6-3
2) Arbuthnott/Blake (STAN) d. Bright/Viller Moeller (CAL) 6-3
3) Choy/Higuchi (STAN) d. Bui/Richardson (CAL) 7-5
Order of Finish: 1, 2, 3

SINGLES
1) No. 41 Michaela Gordon (STAN) d. No. 58 Haley Giavara (CAL) 6-1, 6-1
2) Angelica Blake (STAN) d. Valentina Ivanov (CAL) 6-0, 6-2
3) Julia Rosenqvist (CAL) d. Emily Arbuthnott (STAN) 6-1, 6-2
4) Jada Bui (CAL) d. Ana Geller (STAN) 6-4, 6-2
5) Sara Choy (STAN) d. Hannah Viller Moeller (CAL) 6-2, 6-3
6) Anna Bright (CAL) d. Emma Higuchi (STAN) 7-6 (5), 2-6, 1-0 (7)
Order of Finish: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6