No. 9 Stanford remains unbeaten with win on road against rival Cal
BERKELEY, Calif. -- No. 9 Stanford remained unbeaten Saturday, collecting a 5-2 victory against No. 16 California.
In a match that was postponed due to the threat of rain last weekend, Stanford (8-0) claimed the doubles point and held on for a pair of three-set victories.
One of those came from Carol Zhao, who clinched the match at the No. 3 spot with a 6-3, 6-7 (6), 6-4 triumph against Denise Starr.
Stanford, which has now defeated three top-25 opponents on the road, took a 1-0 lead thanks to an 8-4 victory from its No. 2 duo of Taylor Davidson and Ellen Tsay.
California (6-4) knotted the match at 1-1 following a 6-3, 6-2 victory from Zsofi Susanyi on court No. 2.
Kristie Ahn followed with a 6-3, 6-3 victory against Anett Schutting at the top spot of the lineup to put Stanford back in front 2-1.
Tsay added a 6-4, 6-3 win against Klara Fabikova at the No. 5 spot, bringing the Cardinal closer to clinching.
Lynn Chi’s 7-5, 6-3 victory against Davidson on court No. 4 allowed the Golden Bears to trim the deficit to 3-2.
Zhao then provided the deciding point when she outlasted Starr in three sets.
Caroline Doyle added a 6-2, 0-6, 7-6 (8) victory to round out the match.