Lejla Hodzic Advances to Freeman Memorial Championship

Jan. 15, 2005

Stanford, Calif. - Stanford tennis, ranked No. 1 in the nation, will have two individuals competing tomorrow for tournament titles. No. 22 Erin Burdette will face Washington's Dea Sumantri in the Pac-10 Indoor Championship title match tomorrow, while freshman Lejla Hodzic will take on her fifth-straight ranked opponent as she guns for the 2005 Freeman Memorial Women's Tennis Championships at UNLV. The Cardinal placed three finalists in the flight one singles draw at the Freeman Memorial, but only the currently un-ranked Hodzic survived to the final day of competition.

In Seattle, Burdette posted a 6-0, 6-1 victory over Washington's Dinka Hodzic to earn a spot in tomorrow's final, while teammate Anne Yelsey recorded a victory over Mugette Ahn of Washington to advance to the finals in the flight two singles bracket. Kara Guzman, who dropped her opening match yesterday, posted a pair of wins today to advance to the consolation finals in flight three.

In doubles action, Burdette and Alice Barnes, ranked No. 7 in the nation, picked up a pair of victories to advance to the championship match in flight one doubles. The duo will take on Oregon's Daria Panova Dominika Dieskova, ranked No. 45 in the country.

Three of the four semifinalists in the flight one singles draw at UNLV were Cardinal players, but only Lejla Hodzic survived to the finals. She defeated 2004 Freeeman Champion and Stanford teammate Theresa Logar to make it to the championship match tomorrow. The un-ranked freshman has downed four ranked foes en route to the final, including No. 3 Suzi Babos of California. All four of her wins have been in two sets. Early in her collegiate career, Hodzic currently owns a 12-2 record and is now 6-0 against ranked opponents. She will face #10 Shadisha Robinson of Georgia in the finals tomorrow.

Joanna Kao also made it to the finals at the Freeman Memorial, posting another two wins today in the flight two bracket. She will take on Jessica Leitch of Arizona State in the championship match.

In doubles action, Hodzic and Whitney Deason picked up another win to advance to the semifinals.

Competition will continue conclude on Sunday at both tournaments.

2005 Women's Tennis Pac-10 Indoor Championships
Lloyd Nordstrom Tennis Center * University of Washington
Results through Day Two * Jan. 15, 2005

Flight One Singles
(2) #12 Alice Barnes (1-1): def. #122 Alex McGoodwin (UCLA), 6-3, 6-3; lost to Lindsey Nelson (USC), 5-7, 6-3, 6-1.
(4) #22 Erin Burdette (3-0, Advances to Finals): def. #70 Dianne Matias (USC), 7-6 (4), 6-2; def. #31 Daria Panova (Oregon), 6-1, 6-1; def. Dinka Hadzic (Washington), 6-0, 6-1.
Flight Two Singles

(1) #82 Anne Yelsey (2-0, Advances to Finals): BYE; def. Saskia Nauenberg (UW), 6-3, 6-2; def. Mugette Ahn (Washington), 6-3, ret.
Flight Three Singles

(2) Kara Guzman (2-1, Advances to Consolation Finals): lost to Monica Hoz de Vila (Oregon), 6-4, 6-1; def. Keri Sugiyama (Washington), 6-0, 6-0; def. Monika Kolbovic (Washington), 7-6 (4), 6-2.
Flight One Doubles

(1) #7 Alice Barnes/Erin Burdette (2-0, Advances to Finals): BYE; def. Colalillo/Pooler (ASU), 8-4; def. (3) Leimbach/Vermeulen (USC), 8-6.

2005 Freeman Memorial Tennis Championships
Fertitta Tennis Complex * Las Vegas, Nevada
Day One * Jan. 14, 2005
Flight One Singles
(6) #35 Theresa Logar (3-1): def. Chrystyn Lucas (South Carolina), 6-1, 6-1; def. #62 Anca Anastasiu (USC) 6-4, 6-4; def. (4) #20 Daniela Bercek (UCLA) 3-6, 6-4, 6-3; lost to Lejla Hodzic (Stanford), 6-2, 6-4.
(8) #41 Whitney Deason (3-1): def. Kelly Hyndman (Georgia), 4-6, 6-2, 6-0; def. #101 Nina Suvak (Florida), 7-6 (5), 6-4; def. (2) #9 Riza Zalameda (UCLA) 7-5, 7-5; lost to (3) #10 Shadisha Robinson (Georgia) 7-5, 7-5.
Lejla Hodzic (4-0, Advances to Finals): def. #74 Lolita Frangulyan (Florida), 6-2, 6-3; def. (7) #39 Natalie Frazier (Georgia), 6-4, 7-5; def. (1) #3 Suzi Babos (Cal) 6-3, 6-4; def. (6) #35 Theresa Logar (Stanford) 6-2, 6-4.
Flight Two Singles

Joanna Kao (2-0, Advances to Quarterfinals): def. Stephanie Serrano (UNLV), 6-1, 6-1; def. Tiffany Lee (Cal), 6-4, 6-2; Anne Claire Ortiz-Luis (UNLV) 6-2, 6-2; def. Stephanie Kusano (CAL) 6-7, 7-5, 6-1.
Flight One Doubles

#41 Lejla Hodzic/Whitney Deason (2-0, Advances to Semifinals): def. Christyn Lucas/Mangda Wojdylo (South Carolina), 8-4; def. Anca Anastasiu/Judy DeVera (USC), 8-3.
Theresa Logar/Joanna Kao (0-2): lost to Elena Gantcheva/Sharon Marin (UNLV), 8-6; lost to Joslynn Burkett/Jessica Leitch (ASU), 8-6.

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