No. 3 Stanford Cruises By Pacific, 7-0

Feb. 27, 2003

Stanford, Calif. - The third-ranked Stanford women's tennis team won its fourth straight match to improve to 6-1 on the year with a 7-0 victory over visiting Pacific on Thursday afternoon at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium. The Cardinal won every match against the Tigers (2-8) and will open conference play on Saturday at Oregon.

Emilia Anderson (Cincinnati, OH) and Story Tweedie-Yates (Redmond, WA) picked up Stanford's first win of the afternoon in the No. 2 doubles spot, 8-0 over Pacific's Katharina Heil and Viktoria Hizo. Alice Barnes (Cambridge, UK) and Amber Liu (La Mesa, CA) captured the doubles point for the Cardinal with a 8-3 win at No. 1. Freshman Joanna Kao (Fullerton, CA) and Jessica Leck (Los Angeles, CA) recorded their first collegiate doubles win in team competition with a 8-6 victory at the third singles spot.

Stanford then dominated the singles competition, winning all six matches in straight sets. Lauren Barnikow (Woodbridge, NJ), playing in the top spot, defeated Heil 6-1, 6-4 and Erin Burdette (Jackson, GA) recorded a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Hizo at No. 2. Barnes and Kao each cruised to 6-0, 6-0 wins at the No. 3 and No. 6 positions, respectively. Tweedie-Yates (6-0, 6-2) and Kara Guzman (Burr Ridge, IL) finished the sweep with wins at No. 4 and 5 for the 7-0 Cardinal win.

Stanford opens Pac-10 play on Saturday, March 1 in Eugene, Ore. The Cardinal will battle the Ducks at 12 p.m.

No. 3 Stanford 7, Pacific 0

Doubles:
#1. Alice Barnes / Amber Liu (STAN) def. Heil/Hizo (UOP) -- 8-3
#2. Emilia Anderson / Story Tweedie-Yates (STAN) def. Beauchene/Bremner (UOP) -- 8-0
#3. Joanna Kao / Jessica Leck (STAN) def. Kostenko/Lester (UOP) -- 8-6

Singles:
#1. Lauren Barnikow (STAN) def. Katharina Heil (UOP) -- 6-1, 6-4
#2. Erin Burdette (STAN) def. Viktoria Hizo (UOP) -- 6-1, 6-2
#3. Alice Barnes (STAN) def. Natalia Kostenko (UOP) -- 6-0, 6-0
#4. Story Tweedie-Yates (STAN) def. Urska Dvorsek (UOP) -- 6-0, 6-2
#5. Kara Guzman (STAN) def. Jaimee Bremner (UOP) -- 6-1, 6-0
#6. Joanna Kao (STAN) def. Jessica Beauchene (UOP) -- 6-0, 6-0

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