Nationally No. 12 Stanford is headed to the national semifinal. The Cardinal beat No. 4 Georgia, 4-1, on Sunday at the NCAA women's tennis team tournament in Urbana, Ill., and meets top-ranked Florida on Monday.
Stanford (20-4) dropped a 4-2 decision to Florida (26-2) earlier in the year.
"It's going to be fun to play Florida again," Stanford coach Lele Forood said. "We were down there in February and it was a very close match. We're looking forward to the opportunity for a rematch with them. The last three matches on 1, 3 and 5 all had to go indoors and we were into third sets on all of them. We lost two of those and that was the difference."
The Gators beat No. 8 California, 4-2, to reach the semifinal.
No. 7 UCLA also advanced, knocking off No. 2 North Carolina, 4-1, to reserve its spot in the semifinal with No. 3 Texas A&M.
Stanford followed its five-hour marathon win over USC on Friday with a relatively crisp victory over the Bulldogs, whom the Cardinal played for the first time since the 2011 national quarterfinal.
Georgia's four losses are to Stanford, UCLA and twice to Florida.
The Bulldogs took the early 1-0 lead with a victory in the doubles competition but it was all Stanford the rest of the way.
Freshman Krista Hardebeck, who won the clinching point, savored the moment of triumph.
"We were a little nervous because we usually don't lose the doubles point. But we had a lot of confidence in our singles," Hardebeck said. "I was really excited with this being my first NCAA Tournament. It's an awesome feeling being abte to clinch, and then everyone finishes so there's a big celebration."
Kristie Ahn tied the game with a 6-0, 6-1 victory over Maho Kowase at No. 2 singles and Ellen Tsay, Friday's heroine, put Stanford ahead with a 6-1, 6-2 win over Ayaka Okuno at No. 5 singles.
"I didn't strike the ball well in doubles. Then again, we were also playing the No. 1-ranked team in the country," Ahn said. "In singles, I just focused on striking the ball. Especially after losing a tough three-set match on Friday, I knew that not much would be harder than that. I just really wanted to make a statement that doubles is only one point and we could cruise from there on out."
Stacey Tan had a tougher time of it at No. 4 singles, rallying to a 6-4, 7-5 win over Kate Fuller at No. 4 singles.
Hardebeck at No. 3 singles and junior Nicole Gibbs at No. 1 singles each split their first two matches.
Gibbs was ahead in the third set, 3-0, when Hardebeck finished off Silvia Garcia, 2-6, 6-1, 6-1, to clinch the match.
"For as long as I can remember watching Stanford tennis, it's always been a fierce rivalry with Florida," Hardebeck said. "It's great to be able to be involved in a match like that. A 5 p.m. start time tomorrow, sort of a night match experience under the lights. It's going to be great."