No. 1 Stanford Knocks Off No. 25 Oregon, 6-1

March 26, 2005

Stanford, Calif. - The No. 1 ranked Stanford women's tennis team improved to 14-0 and 4-0 in Pac-10 play with a 6-1 win over No. 25 ranked Oregon at the Taube Tennis Center on Saturday afternoon. The Cardinal swept all three doubles matches, and won five of six singles matches in straight sets to post the victory.

Stanford began the afternoon with three straight wins in doubles play, with the No. 12 ranked duo of junior Alice Barnes and senior Erin Burdette defeating Oregon's Dominika Dieskova and Daria Panova at the No. 1 doubles position, 8-5. The Cardinal wrapped up the doubles point at the No. 2 spot, where the No. 38 ranked tandem of junior Amber Liu and sophomore Anne Yelsey topped Anna Leksinka and Anna Powaska, 8-1. Freshmen Whitney Deason and Lejla Hodzic closed out the doubles sweep with an 8-3 victory over Ester Bak and Davina Mendiburu at the No. 3 spot.

The Cardinal picked up where they left off in singles play, with No. 14 ranked Liu defeating Panova at the No. 1 position 6-4, 6-2. Barnes registered a victory at the No. 2 spot, topping Dieskova 6-3, 6-4. Deason posted a 6-1, 6-0 win over Jamie Marshall at the No. 4 position, and Yelsey recorded a 6-2, 6-3 win over Leksinka at the No. 5 spot. No. 29 ranked Hodzic closed out the Stanford singles wins at the No. 6 position, edging Bak in three sets, 6-2, 6-7, 1-0.

Oregon got its sole victory at the No. 3 singles position, where Mendiburu defeated No. 38 ranked Theresa Logar 6-3, 6-3.

Coach Lele Forood's squad hosts Cal next Wednesday, before taking on Arizona State and Arizona in the Stanford Spring Smash presented by Zoom Marketing on April 1st and 2nd, respectively.

No. 1 Stanford - 6
No. 25 Oregon - 1

Doubles (Stanford wins doubles point)
1. Barnes/Burdette (Stanford) def. Dieskova/Panova (Oregon) - 8-5
2. Liu/Yelsey (Stanford) def. Leksinka/Powaska (Oregon) - 8-1
3. Deason/Hodzic (Stanford) def. Bak/Mendiburu (Oregon) - 8-3

Singles
1. Amber Liu (Stanford) def. Daria Panova (Oregon) - 6-4, 6-2
2. Alice Barnes (Stanford) def. Dominika Dieskova (Oregon) - 6-3, 6-4
3. Davina Mendiburu (Oregon) def. Theresa Logar (Stanford) - 6-3, 6-3
4. Whitney Deason (Stanford) def. Jamie Marshall (Oregon) - 6-1, 6-0
5. Anne Yelsey (Stanford) def. Anna Leksinka (Oregon) - 6-2, 6-3
6. Lejla Hodzic (Stanford) def. Ester Bak (Oregon) - 6-2, 6-7, 1-0

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