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Stanford Sweep

Oct 26, 2021

STANFORD, Calif. - For the third consecutive season, Stanford swept both the singles and doubles titles at the ITA Northwest Regional Championships.

The Cardinal featured both sets of opponents in both the singles and doubles championships - the first school to do so since at least 2003.

Hosting the event at Taube Family Tennis Stadium for the 14th straight time, a pair of freshmen burst on the scene for the Cardinal, as Connie Ma defeated fellow rookie Alexandra Yepifanova in singles, before teaming up with Angelica Blake to take down Yepifanova and Niluka Madurawe in doubles.

Ma never gave up more than four games in any set in her seven victories, defeating one ranked opponent en route to the trophy.

Stanford has produced the tournament singles champion in 10 of the last 11 years: Connie Ma (2021), Michaela Gordon (2019, 2018, 2017), Taylor Davidson (2015), Carol Zhao (2014), Kristie Ahn (2013, 2010), Krista Hardebeck (2012) and Nicole Gibbs (2011).

It is the second straight regional doubles crown for Blake, who last won in 2019 with Emily Arbuthnott. 

Ma, Yepifanova, Madurawe and Blake will all advance to the ITA Fall National Championships in San Diego from Nov. 4-7.
Friday, Oct. 22
Singles First Round
Niluka Madurawe (STAN) d. Jade Quintana (SEATTLE) 6-0, 6-1
Alexandra Yepifanova (STAN) d. MiaAngelina Ruja (UOP) 6-3, 6-1
Valencia Xu (STAN) d. Irena Muradyan (SJSU) 6-3, 6-2
#87 Angelica Blake (STAN) d. Iva Zelic (PORT) 7-5, 6-1
India Houghton (STAN) d. Alexis Sam (UOP) 6-0, 6-1
Ana Geller (STAN) d. Ella LeRoy (UOP) 6-4, 6-1
Connie Ma (STAN) d. Eliza Bates (Cal Poly) 6-1, 6-0

Singles Second Round
Alexandra Yepifanova (STAN) d. Renata Gabuzyan (EWU) 6-0, 6-3
Valencia Xu (STAN) d. Dalia Ahmed (FSU) 6-3, 6-3
#87 Angelica Blake (STAN) d. Julia Ronney (SMC) 6-3, 5-7, 6-1
Connie Ma (STAN) d. Sara Tsukamoto (UCD) 6-2, 6-1
#57 Mariia Kozyreva (SMC) d. Ana Geller (STAN) 2-6, 6-2, 6-3
Matilde Magrini (FSU) d. India Houghton (STAN) 7-5, 3-6, 6-4
Lillian Mould (ORE) d. Niluka Madurawe (STAN) 6-3, 6-4
Saturday, Oct. 23
Doubles First Round
Angelica Blake/Connie Ma (STAN) d. Jana Tanevska/Annika Alcon (PORT) 6-1
Niluka Madurawe/Alexandra Yepifanova (STAN) d. Ashley Chang/Zoey Weil (UW) 6-3
Sara Choy/Valencia Xu (STAN) d. Misaki Kobayashi/Madisen Olsen (ORE) 7-5
Allison Mulville/Sophie Luescher (ORE) d. India Houghton/Ana Geller (STAN) w/o (illness)

Doubles Second Round
Angelica Blake/Connie Ma (STAN) d. Kimberley Bhunu/Emily Ackerman (Cal Poly) 6-2
Niluka Madurawe/Alexandra Yepifanova (STAN) d. Paige Alter/Alexis Johnson (SACST) 6-0
Sara Choy/Valencia Xu (STAN) d. Pang Jittakoat/Dalia Ahmed (FSU) 6-4

Singles Third Round
Alexandra Yepifanova (STAN) d. Jovana Babic (SJSU) 6-0, 6-4
Valencia Xu (STAN) d. Caragh Courtney (USF) 7-5, 6-2
#87 Angelica Blake (STAN) d. Erin Richardson (CAL) 6-0, 6-0
Connie Ma (STAN) d. Ares Teixido Garcia (ORE) 6-2, 6-1

Singles Round of 16
Alexandra Yepifanova (STAN) d. Maria Martinez Vaquero (USF) 6-2, 6-1
#87 Angelica Blake (STAN) d. Savanna Ly-Nguyen (WSU) 6-1, 7-6(6)
Connie Ma (STAN) d. Simran Chhabra (USF) 6-1, 6-0
Jessica Alsola (CAL) d. Valencia Xu (STAN) 7-5, 6-2
Sunday, Oct. 24
Doubles Round of 16
Angelica Blake/Connie Ma (STAN) d. Jovana Babic/Raquel Villan Pereira (SJSU) 6-1
Niluka Madurawe/Alexandra Yepifanova (STAN) d. Laura Bente/Melissa LaMette (Cal Poly) 6-1
Jessica Alsola/Erin Richardson (CAL) d. Sara Choy/Valencia Xu (STAN) 6-2
Monday, Oct. 25
Doubles Quarterfinals
Angelica Blake/Connie Ma (STAN) d. Mariia Kozyreva/Jocelyn Massey (SMC) 8-6
Niluka Madurawe/Alexandra Yepifanova (STAN) d. Maria Martinez Vaquero/Rita Colyer (USF) 8-7(7)

Doubles Semifinals
Angelica Blake/Connie Ma (STAN) d. Jessica Alsola/Erin Richardson (CAL) 8-7(7)
Niluka Madurawe/Alexandra Yepifanova (STAN) d. Julia Ronney/Jordan Harris (SMC) 8-6

Singles Quarterfinals
Alexandra Yepifanova (STAN) d. #14 Vanessa Wong (UW) 6-4, 7-6(3)
Connie Ma (STAN) d. Kimberley Bhunu (Cal Poly) 6-0, 6-2
Jessica Alsola (CAL) d. #87 Angelica Blake (STAN) 1-6, 6-2, 6-0
Tuesday, Oct. 26
Singles Semifinals
Alexandra Yepifanova (STAN) d. Jessica Alsola (CAL) 6-2, 7-5
Connie Ma (STAN) d. #57 Mariia Kozyreva 6-4, 6-4

Singles Championship
Connie Ma (STAN) d. Alexandra Yepifanova (STAN) 6-4, 6-1

Doubles Championship
Angelica Blake/Connie Ma (STAN) d. Niluka Madurawe/Alexandra Yepifanova (STAN) 8-7(1)