No. 5 Stanford Defeats Rice, 7-0

Feb. 20, 2003

STANFORD, Calif. - The fifth-ranked Stanford women's tennis team breezed to a 7-0 non-conference win over visiting Rice on Thursday afternoon at the Taube Tennis Center. The Cardinal improved to 4-1, while the Owls fell to 3-4.

The Cardinal continues this five-match homestand on Saturday when it hosts fourth-ranked California at 12:00 p.m. at the Taube Tennis Center.

Stanford was dominant on Thursday, winning all three doubles matches and capturing all six singles matches in straight sets.

At No. 1 singles, 17th-ranked Amber Liu posted a 6-1, 6-1 win over Blair DiSesa. In the No. 1 doubles match, 2002 NCAA quarterfinalists Lauren Barnikow and Erin Burdette defeated Lauren Archer and DiSesa 8-2.

#5 Stanford 7, Rice 0

Singles

No. 1 - Amber Liu (S) d. Blair DiSesa, 6-1, 6-1

No. 2 - Lauren Barnikow (S) d. Lauren Archer, 6-0, 6-2

No. 3 - Erin Burdette (S) d. Karen Chao, 6-1, 6-1

No. 4 - Alice Barnes (S) d. Jeri Gonzales, 6-3, 6-0

No. 5 - Emilia Anderson (S) d. Yasmin Fisher, 6-1, 6-0

No. 6 - Story Tweedie-Yates (S) d. Erika Villalobos, 6-1, 6-1

Doubles

No. 1 - Lauren Barnikow/Erin Burdette (S) d. Lauren Archer/Blair DiSesa, 8-2

No. 2 - Alice Barnes/Amber Liu (S) d. Karen Chao/Jeri Gonzales, 8-3

No. 3 - Emilia Anderson/Story Tweedie-Yates (S) d. Yasmin Fisher/Erika Villalobos, 8-4

Records - Rice 3-4, Stanford 4-1.

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