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Choy (SHP '18) Clinches Opener
SHP grad Sara Choy won 6-0, 6-2 to secure the top-ranked Stanford Women's Tennis teams first victory of the season.
STANFORD, Calif. -Sara Choyprovided her first career clincher to secure No. 1 Stanford's 4-0 shutout of USF in its season opener on Saturday afternoon at Taube Family Tennis Stadium.
The Cardinal (1-0) is hosting ITA Kick-Off Weekend and will face Washington State on Sunday with the winner advancing to the ITA National Team Indoor Championships Feb. 7-10 in Chicago, Illinois.
Choy, who finished 13-4 last year as a freshman, was appearing in only her fourth career dual and second in a home match. Choy made Saturday's match official with a 6-0, 6-2 victory at the No. 5 spot.
Emma Higuchi(6-2, 6-0) andMichaela Gordon(6-0, 6-3) added singles wins for the Cardinal, which has won 63 of its last 66 matches on The Farm.
Stanford captured the doubles point with a pair of identical 6-2 victories at the Nos. 2 and 3 positions.
No. 1 Stanford 4, USF 0
DOUBLES 1) No. 33 Arbuthnott/Blake (STAN) vs. Boy/Mjos (USF) 4-3, unfinished 2) Gordon/Shin (STAN) d. Eland/Pellicer Perello (USF) 6-2 3) Choy/Higuchi (STAN) d. Clark/Tiron (USF) 6-2 Order of Finish: 2, 3
SINGLES 1) No. 7Michaela Gordon(STAN) d. Amelia Boy (USF) 6-0, 6-3 2)Emily Arbuthnott(STAN) vs. Laura Pellicer Perello (USF) 6-3, 1-5, unfinished 3)Angelica Blake(STAN) vs. Evelyne Tiron (USF) 6-3, 2-2, unfinished 4) No. 49Janice Shin(STAN) vs. Alexandria Mjos (USF) 2-6, 2-1, unfinished 5)Sara Choy(STAN) d. Lucia Garrigues-Melendez (USF) 6-0, 6-2 6)Emma Higuchi(STAN) d. Grace Eland (USF) 6-2, 6-0 Order of Finish: 6, 1, 5