This Week in Sports activities: Males’s and ladies’s tennis advance in NCAA Match

Welcome to This Week in Sports activities. We’re The Every day’s sports activities editors, Madeline Grabb and Ells Boone, and we’ll be strolling you thru the key video games, occasions and tales from the previous week, in addition to offering a quick preview of what’s arising this week.

No. 7 Stanford ladies’s tennis superior to the third spherical of the NCAA Match this previous weekend after defeating Weber State 4-0 and No. 17 Oklahoma State 4-1. Each matches had been performed on the Taube Household Tennis Heart. The Cardinal gained the doubles level in every of the primary two rounds and solely dropped one singles match on the weekend. On Friday, the workforce will face No. 10 Ohio State, once more at residence, with a spot within the quarterfinals up for grabs. 

Males’s tennis additionally had a profitable weekend, touring to New York Metropolis to punch its ticket to the third spherical after wins over St. John’s and No. 13 Columbia. The Cardinal had little hassle with the Purple Storm, not dropping a single set throughout singles or doubles. Towards Columbia, Stanford once more gained the doubles level and jumped out to a 3-0 lead earlier than the Lions pulled two again. Freshman Samir Banerjee clinched the match for the Cardinal along with his three-set win on court docket two. Subsequent weekend, Stanford will journey to Kentucky to tackle the No. 4 Wildcats. 

No. 9 seashore volleyball made historical past on Friday, incomes this system’s first-ever NCAA Match victory with its opening spherical win over No. 6 Grand Canyon 3-2. Freshmen Kelly Belardi and Ashley Vincent got here again in three units to additional their school-record duo wins in a single season (28) and ship the Cardinal to the quarterfinals. The subsequent spherical didn’t go as properly for Stanford, with No. 2 TCU taking down the Cardinal 3-0. 

Ladies’s lacrosse ended its season on Thursday with a 12-11 loss to Colorado within the Pac-12 semifinals. Junior Sarah Jaques completed the sport with 4 assists and a purpose. The NCAA Match bracket got here out Sunday night and the Cardinal didn’t make the sector. 

No. 7 baseball got here up with an enormous sweep in opposition to No. 20 Arizona State on the street to solidify the Cardinal’s place on the prime of the Pac-12 standings. The sport scores went 8-6, 12-11, and 9-4 all in favor of Stanford. Junior Alberto Rios continued his latest tear, hitting three homers within the sequence. The workforce will subsequent tackle Santa Clara on the street on Tuesday, adopted by a weekend sequence at residence in opposition to Arizona. There are solely two Pac-12 sequence left. 

No. 6 Softball misplaced two of its three match-ups in opposition to No. 9 Washington at residence over the weekend, settling the Cardinal because the No. 4 seed within the upcoming Pac-12 Match. Stanford gained the primary recreation, however bought shut out within the final two 1-0 and 8-0, respectively. The convention match begins Thursday and will likely be held in Tucson, Ariz. The Cardinal will face Oregon at 6:30 p.m. PT.