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Last Tune-Ups in the Books

Jan 17, 2022

LAS VEGAS/SAN DIEGO - Stanford competed in its final tune-up tournaments before the start of the spring, dual match season over the weekend, highlighted by a run to the championship match in doubles at the Freeman Memorial and four ranked wins at the Torero Tennis Classic.

Angelica Blake and Connie Ma, the nation's No. 38 ranked doubles pair won three matches to earn a runners-up finish in Las Vegas, defeating teams from Oklahoma State, UNLV and a ranked duo from Pepperdine.

In singles, No. 9 Ma and Ana Geller both won their first round matches, including a three-set win over No. 30 Victoria Flores from Pepperdine for Geller, but Stanford was dispatched in singles in the round of 16. Blake picked up two singles victories herself in added matches, defeating No. 87 Emma Shelton of Florida on Saturday and No. 36 Savannah Broadus of Pepperdine on Sunday.

In San Diego, freshman Valencia Xu and sophomore India Houghton both finished with perfect records in singles play, including two ranked victories for Xu. No. 21 Alexandra Yepifanova won two of her three matches in singles, all against ranked opponents as well, while Sara Choy picked up another singles victory for the Cardinal.

Stanford opens dual match play on Thursday, Jan. 20, hosting UC Davis at the Taube Family Tennis Center.

Friday, Jan. 14 - Freeman Memorial
Singles First Round
#9 Connie Ma (STAN) d. Dariya Detkovskaya (OKST) 6-3, 6-1
Ana Geller (STAN) d. #30 Victoria Flores (PEPP) 6-7, 6-2, 6-2
Elysia Bolton (UCLA) d. Angelica Blake (STAN) 6-2, 6-2
Carly Briggs (UF) d. Niluka Madurawe (STAN) 6-4, ret.

Singles Round of 16
Nikki Redelijk (PEPP) d. #9 Connie Ma (STAN) 6-1, 7-5
Zita Kovacs (UNLV) d. Ana Geller (STAN) 2-6, 6-4, 6-4

Doubles First Round
#38 Angelica Blake/Connie Ma (STAN) d. Oona Orpana/Sofia Rojas (OKST) 6-3
#46 Alicia Dudeney/Bente Spee (UF) d. Ana Geller/Niluka Madurawe (STAN) 7-5
Saturday, Jan. 15 - Freeman Memorial
Extra Singles Matches
Angelica Blake (STAN) d. #87 Emma Shelton (UF) 6-2, 6-0
#30 Victoria Flores (PEPP) d. #9 Connie Ma (STAN) 4-6, 6-4, 7-6

Doubles Quarterfinals
#38 Angelica Blake/Connie Ma (STAN) d. Molly Helgesson/Zita Kovacs (UNLV) 6-2
Sunday, Jan. 16 - Freeman Memorial
Extra Singles Matches
Angelica Blake (STAN) d. #36 Savannah Broadus (PEPP) 6-2, 0-6, 6-0

Doubles Semifinals
#38 Angelica Blake/Connie Ma (STAN) d. Savannah Broadus/Janice Tjen (PEPP) 7-5

Doubles Championship
#46 Alicia Dudeney/Bente Spee (UF) d. #38 Angelica Blake/Connie Ma (STAN) 6-4
Torero Tennis Classic
Torero Singles Draw
#21 Alexandra Yepifanova (STAN) d. #22 Petra Hule (FLAST) 6-3, 6-1
#21 Alexandra Yepifanova (STAN) d. #44 Solymar Colling (USD) 6-4, 6-2
#46 Margarita Skriabina (TTU) d. #21 Alexandra Yepifanova (STAN) 6-4, 6-2

Cardinal Singles Draw
Sara Choy (STAN) d. Claudia de las Heras (USD) 4-6, 6-4, 10-6
#109 Malkia Ngounoue (KU) d. Sara Choy (STAN) 7-5, 3-6, 10-4

Rebel Singles Draw
Valencia Xu (STAN) d. Elizabeth Goldsmith (USD) 6-7(5), 7-5, 6-1
Valencia Xu (STAN) d. #42 Maria Titova (KU) 6-3, 7-5
Valencia Xu (STAN) d. #47 Avelina Sayfetdinova (TTU) 7-6(5), 6-0

Jayhawks Singles Draw
India Houghton (STAN) d. Raphaelle Lacasse (KU) 6-0, 6-4
India Houghton (STAN) d. Bojana Marinkov (TTU) 6-2, 6-2

Blue Doubles Draw
Petra Hule/Lesedi Jacobs (FLAST) d. Valencia Xu/Alexandra Yepifanova (STAN) 6-3

White Doubles Draw
Metka Komac/Olivia Peet (TTU) d. Sara Choy/India Houghton (STAN) 6-3

Orange Doubles Draw
Sara Choy/India Houghton (STAN) d. Sofia Smagina/Tiffany Lagarde (KU) 6-3
Valencia Xu/Alexandra Yepifanova (STAN) d. Margarita Skriabina/Cristina Tiglea (TTU) 6-4