No. 1 Stanford Defeats No. 17 Cal, 5-2

March 30, 2005

Stanford, Calif. - No. 1 Stanford claimed the doubles point and never looked back, handing No. 17 California a 5-2 defeat at the Taube Tennis Center on Wednesday afternoon. The Cardinal remains undefeated at 15-0 with the win, while the Golden Bears fall to 11-4 on the season.

Stanford began the afternoon by winning two of three doubles matches to claim the doubles point. The No. 38 ranked tandem of junior Amber Liu and sophomore Anne Yelsey posted a shutout victory at the No. 2 doubles spot, defeating Cal's Marion Ravelojaona and Jessica Shu 8-0. Stanford clinched the doubles point at the No. 3 position, as freshmen Whitney Deason and Lejla Hodzic topped Cristina Visico and Tiffany Lee 8-2. The top Cardinal duo of Alice Barnes and Erin Burdette were upset at the No. 1 doubles spot, falling to Suzi Babos and Stephanie Kusano 8-3.

The Cardinal increased its lead in doubles play, with Yelsey topping Shu at the No. 5 singles position 6-3, 6-0. Barnes made quick work of Kusano at the No. 2 spot 6-1, 6-2, and sophomore Theresa Logar clinched the Stanford win at the No. 3 position with a 6-3, 6-0 win over Ravelojaona. Deason posted the final Stanford win in singles play, dispatching Monica Weisener at the No. 4 spot 6-2, 6-2.

The Golden Bears earned points at the No. 1 and No. 6 singles spots. Liu fell to No. 4 ranked Babos at the No. 1 position 7-5, 6-0, and Hodzic pushed Visico to a tiebreaker at the No. 6 spot before falling 4-6, 6-3, 1-0.

The Cardinal continues the Spring Smash presented by Zoom Marketing at the Taube Tennis Center this weekend, taking on Arizona State on Friday and Arizona on Saturday.

No. 1 Stanford - 5
No. 17 California - 2

Doubles (Stanford wins doubles point)
1. Babos/Kusano (Cal) def. Barnes/Burdette (Stanford) - 8-3
2. Liu/Yelsey (Stanford) def. Ravelojaona/Shu (Cal) - 8-0
3. Deason/Hodzic (Stanford) def. Visico/Lee (Cal) - 8-2

Singles
1. Suzi Babos (Cal) def. Amber Liu (Stanford) - 7-5, 6-0
2. Alice Barnes (Stanford) def. Stephanie Kusano (Cal) - 6-1, 6-2
3. Theresa Logar (Stanford) def. Marion Ravelojaona (Cal) - 6-3, 6-0
4. Whitney Deason (Stanford) def. Monica Weisener (Cal) - 6-2, 6-2
5. Anne Yelsey (Stanford) def. Jessica Shu (Cal) - 6-3, 6-0
6. Cristina Visico (Cal) def. Lejla Hodzic (Stanford) - 6-4, 3-6, 1-0

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