Alice Barnes, Erin Burdette Advance To Pac-10 Singles Quarterfinals

April 24, 2003

OJAI, Calif. - Stanford sophomore Erin Burdette (Jackson, GA) and freshman Alice Barnes (Cambridge, U.K.) both powered their way into the quarterfinals of the Pacific-10 Conference Women's Tennis Singles Championship on Thursday at the Ojai Valley Athletic Club.

The Pac-10 Individual Championships continue on Fridy in Ojai with the singles quarterfinals at 9:30 a.m., the doubles first round at 11:00 a.m. and the doubles quarterfinals at 2:00 p.m.

Burdette, who is ranked 37th in the nation, posted an impressive 6-0, 6-4 second round win over 28th-ranked Dea Sumantri of Washington. The 2002 NCAA Singles semifinalist opened the tournament with a 6-3, 6-4 triumph over Orsi Sallai of Washington State. Burdette faces sixth-ranked Emilie Scribot of Arizona on Friday morning.

Barnes wasted littie time in reaching the quarterfinals. The eighth-ranked freshman topped Debbie Larocque of Arizona 6-3, 6-0 in the first round and Anita Loyola of USC 7-5, 6-0 in the second round. Barnes will face seventh-ranked Raquel Kops-Jones of California in the quarters.

Sophomore Story Tweedie Yates (Redmond, WA) won a three-set marathon in her first round championship flight match, but was eliminated in the second round.

In the invitational flight, freshman Joanna Kao (Fullerton, CA) knocked off UCLA's Kate Jolson (7-6, 6-2) and Washington's Erin Hoe 0-6, 6-1, 7-6 (8) to reach the quarterfinals. Kao will play Nora Gaal of Washington State on Friday morning.

2003 Pacific-10 Conference Individual Championships

Women's Singles (Stanford results only)

Championship Flight

First Round

#8 Alice Barnes (Stanford) d. Debbie Larocque (Arizona), 6-3, 6-0

Story Tweedie-Yates (Stanford) d. Lorena Arias (Washington State), 6-7 (3), 6-4, 6-4

#37 Erin Burdette (Stanford) d. Orsi Sallai (Washington State), 6-3, 6-4

Second Round

#8 Alice Barnes (Stanford) d. Anita Loyola (USC), 7-5, 6-0

#20 Daria Panova (Oregon) d. Story Tweedie-Yates (Stanford), 6-3, 6-1

#37 Erin Burdette (Stanford) d. #28 Dea Sumantri (Washington), 6-0, 6-4

Invitational Flight

First Round

Kara Guzman (Stanford) bye

Joanna Kao (Stanford) d. Kate Jolson (UCLA), 7-6, 6-2

Jody Scheldt (California) d. Jessica Leck (Stanford), 6-3, 6-1

Second Round

Nina Yaftali (UCLA) d. Kara Guzman (Stanford), 6-2, 6-2

Joanna Kao (Stanford) d. Erin Hoe (Washington), 0-6, 6-1, 7-6 (8)

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