GAINESVILLE, Fla. — No. 13 Stanford opened its challenging road trip with a 5-2 neutral-site victory against No. 18 Clemson on Saturday.
Coming off only its third home loss in 14 years, the Cardinal entered Saturday’s contest searching for a momentum shift.
The Cardinal (4-1, 0-0 Pac-12) quickly locked up the doubles point, built a 3-0 advantage and ultimately clinched the match on the back courts.
Stanford dominated doubles, surrendering only six games combined while receiving an impressive 8-0 victory from its No. 3 team of Natalie Dillon and Krista Hardebeck.
Kristie Ahn and Nicole Gibbs followed with identical 6-2, 6-2 victories at the Nos. 2 and 1 spots, respectively.
Trailing 3-0, Clemson (3-4, 1-0 ACC) picked up its first point when Beatrice Gumulya upended Krista Hardebeck 6-3, 6-2 at the No. 3 position.
Ellen Tsay then provided the clincher, cruising past Ani Miao 6-0, 6-2 on court five.