Sweeps in Tempe
TEMPE, Ariz. -- No. 8 Stanford earned its third and fourth consecutive wins Thursday, topping Pac-12 foes Washington and Arizona State in Tempe, Ariz.
The Cardinal opened the day with a 5-0 sweep of the 'Dawgs, its fourth-straight win over Washington dating back to 2019. The freshmen duo of Emma Morris and Taylor Wilson kicked off the match with a 21-16, 21-13 win on court four, followed by a three-set victory on court two by junior Maddi Kriz and senior Charlie Ekstrom. The fives pair of seniors Maddie Dailey and Jordan McKinney clinched the win with a 21-18, 21-11 decision.
To close out the day, Stanford topped host Arizona State 5-0 led by two-set wins on courts one, two, four, and five. Sophomores Emmy Sharp and Maya Harvey fought back from a first-set 21-15 loss to win 15-21, 21-17, 15-6 on court three.
Stanford sticks around in the Grand Canyon State, traveling to Tucson, Ariz. for the Pac-12 South Beach Invitational March 26-27. The Cardinal will meet Oregon, UCLA, Utah and Arizona State in the two-day tournament broadcasted on Pac-12 Mountain.
#8 Stanford 5, Washington 0
#1 Xolani Hodel/Kate Reilly (STAN) def. Chloe Loreen/Natalie Robinson (UW) 21-18, 21-18
#2 Maddi Kriz/Charlie Ekstrom (STAN) def. Scarlett Dahl/Kyra Petersen (UW) 21-13, 18-21, 15-10
#3 Emmy Sharp/Maya Harvey (STAN) def. Audra Wilmes/Maeve Griffin (UW) 18-21, 21-8, 15-11
#4 Emma Morris/Taylor Wilson (STAN) def. Emma Calle/Hannah Yerex (UW) 21-16, 21-13
#5 Maddie Dailey/Jordan McKinney (STAN) def. Ashley Shook/Olivia Mikkelsen (UW) 21-18, 21-11
Order of Finish: 4, 2, 5*, 3, 1
#8 Stanford 5, Arizona State 0
#1 Kate Reilly/Xolani Hodel (STAN) def. Cierra Flood/Lexi Sweeney (ASU) 21-18, 21-15
#2 Charlie Ekstrom/Maddi Kriz (STAN) def. Rylie Kael/Anya Pemberton (ASU) 21-16, 21-10
#3 Emmy Sharp/Maya Harvey (STAN) def. Lila Bordis/Sarah Waters (ASU) 15-21, 21-17, 15-6
#4 Emma Morris/Taylor Wilson (STAN) def. Taryn Ames/Kate Fitzgerald (ASU) 22-20, 21-11
#5 Maddie Dailey/Jordan McKinney (STAN) def. Maddy Salazar/Kylie Wickley (ASU) 21-13, 21-11
Order of Finish: 2, 4, 5*, 1, 3