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Tsay Of Relief: No. 12 Stanford Outlasts No. 5 USC, 4-3
Saturday, 05/18/2013
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Stanford next faces No. 4 Georgia on Sunday in the quarterfinals.

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URBANA, Ill.- Ellen Tsay outlasted Gabriella DeSimone 5-7, 7-5, 6-3 on court five, providing the clincher in No. 12 Stanford's 4-3 thrilling victory over No. 5 USC in a match that lasted exactly five hours on Friday night in the round of 16 at the NCAA Championships.
 
Stanford (19-4, 8-2 Pac-12) claimed the doubles point for the 21st time in 23 matches and quickly moved in front 3-1 with a pair of straight-set singles wins before USC (23-3, 9-0 Pac-12) rallied for a 3-3 tie.
 
Tsay then clinched her team-leading seventh match of the season, pushing the Cardinal into a quarterfinal matchup on Sunday against No. 4 Georgia.
 
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No. 12 Stanford 4, No. 5 USC 3
 
DOUBLES
1) No. 8 Ahn/Gibbs (STAN) d. No. 2 Christian/Santamaria (USC) 9-8 (2)
2) Olmos/Scandalis (USC) d. No. 28 Tan/Tsay (USC) 8-6
3) Dillon/Hardebeck (STAN) d. DeSimone/Lao (USC) 8-1
Order of Finish: 3, 2, 1
 
SINGLES
1) No. 13 Nicole Gibbs (STAN) d. No. 2 Sabrina Santamaria (USC) 7-6 (3), 6-2
2) No. 9 Danielle Lao (USC) d. No. 25 Kristie Ahn (STAN) 6-4, 2-6, 7-5
3) No. 27 Zoe Scandalis (USC) d. No. 14 Krista Hardebeck (STAN) 6-3, 7-6 (5)
4) No. 103 Stacey Tan (STAN) d. Giuliana Olmos (USC) 6-2, 6-2
5) No. 92 Ellen Tsay (STAN) d. Gabriella DeSimone (USC) 5-7, 7-5, 6-3
6) Kaitlyn Christian (USC) d. Natalie Dillon (STAN) 6-3, 6-1
Order of Finish: 4, 6, 1, 3, 2, 5