Five survive opening round of women's tennnis tourney

Top-seeded Melissa Lord advanced into Friday's Round of 32 at the ITA Northwest Regional. Photo by Harjanto Sumali.

The Stanford women's tennis team opened competition at the ITA Northwest Regional Championships on Thursday at Taube Family Tennis Stadium.

Five Cardinal players advanced to Friday's round of 32 in singles, led by top-seeded Melissa Lord, who cruised 6-1, 6-0 over Santa Clara's Giannina Ong in her first match.

Paulette Wolak
Emily Arbuthnott, Emma Higuchi, Michaela Gordon and Janice Shin all won their first matches.

Palo Alto grad Avanika Narayan, Menlo grad Elizabeth Yao and Castilleja grad Paulette Wolak were among the first-round causalities.

Other Cardinal players who lost included Kimberly Yee, who retired with an injury, Naomie Rosenberg, Taylor Lallas and Caroline Lampl.

Stanford also has three doubles teams remaining in the round of 32.

For the 11th consecutive season, Taube Family Tennis Stadium is serving as the host site for the ITA Northwest Regional Championships.

In addition to Stanford, the ITA's Northwest Region schools are comprised of the following: California, Cal Poly, Eastern Washington, Fresno State, Gonzaga, Oregon, Pacific, Portland, Sacramento State, Saint Mary's, San Francisco, San Jose State, Santa Clara, Seattle and UC Davis.

Stanford recorded runner-up finishes in both singles and doubles at last year's event, representing the first time the Cardinal had failed to produce either a singles or doubles champion since 2008.

— Palo Alto Online Sports/Stanford Athletics

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