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No. 5 Stanford Rolls Past UC Davis 6-1 In Opener
Friday, 02/01/2013

STANFORD, Calif.- No. 5 Stanford opened its dual match season with a 6-1 victory over UC Davis on Thursday afternoon at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium.

Stanford (1-0) captured the doubles point to take a 1-0 lead, collecting wins at the top two spots of the lineup while the match on court three was abandoned.

The Cardinal dominated singles play against UC Davis (1-3, 0-0 Big West), clinching the match thanks to a sequence of quick straight-set victories in the middle of the lineup.

Stacey Tan cruised to a 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 5, extending Stanford's lead to 2-0. Kristie Ahn followed with a 6-1, 6-2 triumph on court three, making it 3-0.

Ellen Tsay secured the victory at the No. 4 spot, breezing past Ellie Edles 6-0, 6-2.

Also collecting wins in the opener were Krista Hardebeck, the highly-touted rookie currently ranked No. 2 in the country, and Nicole Gibbs, the reigning NCAA singles and doubles champion.

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No. 5 Stanford 6, UC Davis 1

DOUBLES
1) Ahn/Gibbs (STAN) d. Heneghan/Sanders (UCD) 8-6
2) Tan/Tsay (STAN) d. Edles/Pham (UCD) 8-1
3) Dillon/Hardebeck (STAN) vs. Curry/Kobayakawa (UCD) abandoned
Order of Finish: 2, 1, 3

SINGLES
1) Nicole Gibbs (STAN) d. Megan Heneghan (UCD) 6-3, 6-3
2) No. 2 Krista Hardebeck (STAN) d. Lauren Curry (UCD) 6-1, 6-0
3) Kristie Ahn (STAN) d. Layla Sanders (UCD) 6-1, 6-2
4) No. 55 Ellen Tsay (STAN) d. Ellie Edles (UCD) 6-0, 6-2
5) Stacey Tan (STAN) d. Tiffany Pham (UCD) 6-0, 6-0
6) Melissa Kobayakawa (UCD) d. Natalie Dillon (STAN) 4-6, 7-6 (2), 1-0 (8)
Order of Finish: 5, 3, 4, 2, 1, 6
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