Women's NCAA Div.I Finals
Stanford Defeats Texas A&M 4-3 to win Title
gostanford.com: May 22 2013 URBANA, Illinois - An ankle injury ended Kristie Ahn's All-American freshman year during the postseason, turning her into a spectator as Stanford fell to Florida in the NCAA championship at Taube.
Ahn's sophomore year was even shorter, playing in only three dual matches as she battled an assortment of injuries and rehabbed tirelessly to get back into playing shape.
So, you could say she made up for lost time on Tuesday night.
Ahn's 7-5, 4-6, 6-2 win clinched a dramatic 4-3 victory for No. 12 Stanford over No. 3 Texas A&M, capping an emotional week of thrilling comebacks and heroic moments at the 2013 NCAA Women's Tennis Championships.
The most storied program in women's tennis history, Stanford claimed its 18th national championship (17 NCAA, 1 AIAW) and first since 2010. The Cardinal, which collected its NCAA-best 129th postseason victory, became the lowest-seeded team to win an NCAA title.
1) No. 18 Stancu/Hristov (TAMU) d. No. 8 Ahn/Gibbs 8-3
2) No. 28 Tan/Tsay (STAN) d. No. 49 Wen/Sanchez-Quintanar (TAMU) 8-4
3) Dillon/Hardebeck (STAN) d. Deheza/Deheza (TAMU) 8-5
Order of Finish: 1, 2, 3
1) No.13 Nicole Gibbs (STAN) d. No.4 Cristina Sanchez(TAMU) 06, 62, 60
2) No.25 Kristie Ahn (STAN) d. No 68 Cristina Stancu(TAMU) 7-5, 4-6, 6-2
3) No.52 Nazari Urbina(TAMU) d. No.14 Krista Hardebeck(STAN) 63, 76 (3)
4) No. 103 Stacey Tan (STAN) d. Ines Deheza (TAMU) 7-5, 6-3
5) Anna Mamalat (TAMU) d. No. 92 Ellen Tsay (STAN) 6-1, 7-5
6) Stefania Hristov (TAMU) d. Natalie Dillon (STAN) 6-2, 3-6, 6-1
Order of Finish: 4, 1, 5, 3, 6, 2