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Undefeated Stanford Cardinal Blanks Utah Women's Tennis

March 23, 2014

Box Score

SALT LAKE CITY - The 27th-ranked University of Utah women's tennis team (10-6) dropped a tough match to the undefeated Stanford Cardinal (10-0) 4-0 today at Coach Mike's Tennis Academy. Every singles competitor for the Cardinal is ranked in the top-40 nationally, while two of three of the squad's doubles teams are ranked.

Stanford jumped to an early lead in doubles play, tallying wins at No. 2 and No. 3.

No. 27 duo Taylor Davidson and Ellen Tsay easily topped sophomore Sarah Richter and freshman Luisa da Rosa at No. 2 doubles (8-1) to give the Cardinal the advantage.

Senior Paige Miles and junior Tereza Bekerova went deep into the No. 1 match, but ultimately were topped 8-5 by No. 17 Kristie Ahn and Carol Zhao.

Seniors Sarah Pham and Callie Craig battled in the third spot against Caroline Doyle and Krista Hardebeck, but the match was called at 7-4 with Stanford in the lead as the Cardinal secured the doubles point.

No. 27 Davidson tallied the first singles point for the Cardinal, defeating Richter 6-1, 6-1 out of the fourth spot.

The second-ranked singles player Ahn follow her teammates' lead as she topped Bekerova at No. 1 (6-2, 6-1), putting Stanford ahead 3-0.

The clash at No. 6 would be the deciding match as No. 34 Caroline Doyle bested Luisa da Rosa, 6-4, 6-2.

The second, third and fifth matches were left unfinished.

The Utes take the week off before returning to the Eccles Tennis Center on April 2 where they will see Montana at 5 p.m.

#4 Stanford 4, #27 Utah 0




  1. #17 Kristie Ahn/Carol Zhao (STAN) def. Tereza Bekerova/Paige Miles (UTAH), 8-5
  2. #27 Taylor Davidson/Ellen Tsay (STAN) def. Sarah Richter/Luisa da Rosa (UTAH), 8-1
  3. Sarah Pham/Callie Craig (UTAH) vs. Caroline Doyle/Krista Hardebeck (STAN), 4-7

Order of finish: 2, 1


  1. #2 Kristie Ahn (STAN) def. #125 Tereza Bekerova (UTAH), 6-2, 6-1
  2. Sarah Pham (UTAH) vs. #39 Krista Hardebeck (STAN), 2-6, 5-6, DNF
  3. Callie Craig (UTAH) vs. #29 Carol Zhao (STAN), 4-6, 0-5, DNF
  4. #27 Taylor Davidson (STAN) def. Sarah Richter (UTAH) 6-1, 6-1
  5. Paige Miles (UTAH) vs. #40 Ellen Tsay (STAN), 2-6, 4-3 DNF
  6. #34 Caroline Doyle (STAN) def. Luisa da Rosa (UTAH), 6-4, 6-2

Order of finish: 4, 1, 6

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