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First Career Singles Title – GoStanford.com

LAS VEGAS – Sophomore Melissa Lord knocked off No. 4-ranked Ena Shibahara of UCLA 6-3, 6-2 on Sunday afternoon to claim her first career singles title at the Freeman Memorial Championships.

Lord, who also defeated No. 8-ranked Luisa Stefani of Pepperdine in the round of 16, won five matches over a three-day stretch to capture the hardware.

Improving to 9-1 overall this season, Lord has picked up where she left off following an impressive freshman campaign. Playing most of her matches at the No. 6 spot last year as a rookie, Lord was Stanford’s hottest player down the stretch in 2016, winning 10 of her final 11 matches while compiling a 6-0 mark during the Cardinal’s NCAA championship run.

Stanford opens dual match play on Jan. 27 against Saint Mary’s at 1:30 p.m.


Singles Main Draw First Round
Jan. 13: No. 44 Alexa Graham (UNC) d. Emily Arbuthnott (STAN) 6-4, 7-5
Jan. 13: Spencer Liang (FLA) d. Taylor Davidson (STAN) 6-2, 6-4
Jan. 13: Laura Gulbe (PEPP) d. No. 71 Caroline Doyle (STAN) 4-6, 6-4, 6-3
Jan. 13: Melissa Lord (STAN) d. No. 45 Makenna Jones (UNC) 6-2, 6-1


Singles Main Draw Round of 16
Jan. 14: Melissa Lord (STAN) d. No. 8 Luisa Stefani (PEPP) 6-0, 6-2


Singles Main Draw Quarterfinals
Jan. 14: Melissa Lord (STAN) d. No. 34 Chalena Scholl (DUKE) 6-0, 6-2


Singles Main Draw Semifinals
Jan. 15: Melissa Lord (STAN) d. Ingrid Neel (FLA) 6-7, 6-4, 6-3


Singles Main Draw Championship Match
Jan. 15: Melissa Lord (STAN) d. No. 4 Ena Shibahara (UCLA) 6-3, 6-2


Singles Added Matches
Jan. 14: Emily Arbuthnott (STAN) d. Dzina Milovanovic (PEPP) 6-2, 6-4
Jan. 14: Taylor Davidson (STAN) d. No. 76 Kaitlyn McCarthy (DUKE) 6-3, 6-3
Jan. 14: No. 71 Caroline Doyle (STAN) d. No. 14 Meible Chi (DUKE) 6-3, 6-4
Jan. 14: Jovana Kenic (UNLV) d. Liz Yao (STAN) 6-2, 6-2
Jan. 14: Cristina Moroi (UNLV) d. Paulette Wolak (STAN) 6-1, 6-2
Jan. 14: Emily Arbuthnott (STAN) d. Alyssa Smith (DUKE) 6-3, 6-0
Jan. 14: Taylor Davidson (STAN) d. Cassandra Vazquez (UNC) 6-4, 6-0
Jan. 14: No. 71 Caroline Doyle (STAN) d. Katarina Adamovic (OKSTATE) 6-2, 2-1, ret.
Jan. 15: No. 71 Caroline Doyle (STAN) d. No. 106 Sofia Bianco (OKSTATE) 7-6, 6-3
Jan. 15: Cristina Moroi (UNLV) d. Liz Yao (STAN) 7-5, 7-5
Jan. 15: Aliona Bolsova (OKSTATE) d. Taylor Davidson (STAN) 6-1, 6-1
Jan. 15: Emily Arbuthnott (STAN) d. No. 45 Makenna Jones (UNC) 6-1, 6-3


Doubles Main Draw First Round
Jan. 13: Doyle/Lord (STAN) d. No. 8 Luisa Stefani/Jean Runglerdkriangkrai (PEPP) 6-3
Jan. 13:, Arbuthnott/Davidson (STAN) d. Rachael James-Baker/Chloe Ouelett-Pizer (UNC) 6-3
Jan. 13: Paola Artiga/Anna Bogoslavets (UNLV) d. Wolak/Yao (STAN) 6-1


Doubles Main Draw Quarterfinals
Jan. 14: Chalena Scholl/Kaitlyn McCarthy (DUKE) d. Doyle/Lord (STAN) 7-5
Jan. 14: No. 3 Mayar Sherif Ahmed/Christine Maddox (PEPP) d. Arbuthnott/Davidson (STAN) 7-6


Doubles Added Matches
Jan. 15: Arbuthnott/Davidson (STAN) d. Chi/Smith (DUKE) 6-2
Jan. 15: Kenic/Moroi (UNLV) d. Wolak/Yao (STAN) 6-2

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