Stanford Repeats as NCAA National Champions

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Stanford Women 2019 NCAA Champions
The Stanford women's tennis team defeated Georgia Sunday evening to claim its second straight NCAA championship and 20th overall. (Photo courtesy Stanford Athletics)

By Stanford Athletics

ORLANDO, Fla. – The most storied program in college tennis and the winningest program at Stanford added to its impressive collection of championship trophies. The No. 3 Cardinal captured its 20th NCAA Championship in women’s tennis with a 4-0 victory over No. 2 Georgia Sunday evening at the USTA National Campus.

Playing in its fourth consecutive NCAA final, Stanford (28-1, 10-0 Pac-12) won its second straight title and 21st national championship overall (20 NCAA, 1 AIAW). The Cardinal has now won 23 straight matches, avenging its only defeat of the 2019 season, a 4-3 setback to the Bulldogs back on Feb. 11 in the ITA National Indoor Championships.

After securing the doubles point against Georgia (28-2, 13-0 SEC) in Sunday’s title match, Stanford continued to show its experience on the big stage with three wins in straight sets to seal the title. Caroline Lampl, Melissa Lord and Janice Shin each captured 6-2, 6-4 victories, with Shin clinching it for the Cardinal at No. 5.

Sunday’s NCAA title was the 10th for The Peter and Helen Bing Director of Women’s Tennis, Lele Forood, matching former women’s tennis head coach Frank Brennan.

No. 3 Stanford 4, No. 2 Georgia 0

Doubles
1) No. 28 Lourdes Carle/Katarina Jokic (UGA) d. No. 19 Caroline Lampl/Kimberly Yee (STAN) 6-1
2) No. 29 Emily Arbuthnott/Michaela Gordon (STAN) d. Elena Christofi/Vivian Wolff (UGA) 7-5
3) Melissa Lord/Janice Shin (STAN) d. Marta Gonzalez/Meg Kowalski (UGA) d. 6-3
Order of Finish: 1,3,2

Singles
1) No. 2 Katarina Jokic (UGA) led No. 24 Michaela Gordon (STAN) 7-5, 3-2, UNF
2) No. 29 Melissa Lord (STAN) d. No. 19 Marta Gonzalez (UGA) 6-2, 6-4
3) No. 66 Caroline Lampl (STAN) d. No. 69 Lourdes Carle (UGA) 6-2, 6-4
4) No. 72 Vivian Wolff (UGA) led No. 44 Emily Arbuthnott (STAN) 7-5, 3-3, UNF
5) No. 108 Janice Shin (STAN) d. Elena Christofi (UGA) 6-2, 6-4
6) No. 107 Emma Higuchi (STAN) led No. 122 Meg Kowalski (UGA) 7-6 (4), 0-2, UNF
Order of Finish: 3,2,5

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