STANFORD, Calif. – Taking the court for the first time since being ranked No. 1, Stanford cruised past Saint Mary’s 6-1 on Tuesday afternoon at Taube Family Tennis Stadium.
The Cardinal (5-0, 1-0 Pac-12) had been idle since knocking off then-No. 1 Florida 5-2 back on Feb. 12. As a result, Stanford moved from No. 2 to No. 1 in the latest edition of the national rankings.
Despite the layoff, Stanford looked sharp on Tuesday afternoon against Saint Mary’s (3-3, 0-0 WCC).
The Cardinal claimed the doubles point, sweeping all three courts to take a 1-0 lead.
Ellen Tsay blanked Jade Frampton 6-0, 6-0 on court four and Nicole Gibbs routed Catherine Isip 6-3, 6-0 at the No. 1 spot to extend Stanford’s lead to 3-0.
Saint Mary’s then recorded its only point, with Carla Lindlar defeating Amelia Herring 6-1, 6-2 at the No. 6 position.
Kristie Ahn provided the clincher with a 6-3, 6-4 victory on court three.