Re: Is College Tennis DEAD???
Stanford "upsets" Vanderbilt...
This was a nail biter!!!
It was no big deal that the Dores got the doubles point, especially with the Cards jumping ahead in the singles match, winning the 1st set on 5 courts (#2-#6).
Higuchi and Lampl winning in straight sets made it 2-1, but Sharma tied it up at 2 all.
Shin made it 3-2, with #2 and #4 going to 3rd set, as Dores came back in the 2nd set.
I am thinking at this point Stanford's chances are pretty good, with Arbuthnott doing so well with winning 3 set matches and clinching matches. Also Lord has yet to lose an NCAA team match.
Lord being up 5-3 and Arbuthnott down 2-3, I thought it was smooth sailing...
Then with Arbuthnott trailing 2-5 and with Lord at 5-5, this was too close for comfort!
It became tied up at 3 with Arbuthnott falling 4-6, 6-4, 6-2.
Lord held serve to go up 6-5 in the 3rd set, then broke Fern at 40-30 to win 6-4, 2-6, 7-5 and remain undefeated at 15-0.
Congrats to both teams could of went either way.