Top-Ranked Stanford Drops No. 33 ASU, 7-0

April 1, 2005

Stanford, Calif. - No. 1 Stanford picked up its 16th win of the season and 45th-consecutive victory with a 7-0 victory over 33rd-ranked Arizona State this afternoon at the Taube Tennis Center.

The Cardinal kicked off the afternoon match, which is part of the 2005 Spring Smash presented by Zoom Marketing, with a doubles sweep. Freshman duo Whitney Deason and Lejla Hodzic scored an 8-4 victory before 38th-ranked Amber Liu and Anne Yelsey added an 8-6 decision to clinch the doubles point. Alice Barnes and Erin Burdette, ranked No. 12 in the nation, needed a tiebreaker to get past No. 21 Lauren Colalillo/Kady Pooler, but the Cardinal pair did so with a 9-8 (7-2) victory.

In singles action, Hodzic picked up the first finish with a 6-3, 6-4 win and Barnes finished moments later with a 6-2, 6-2 decision. Yelsey picked up the deciding victory, with a 6-4, 6-0 win at the five-spot before Erin Burdette tallied a 7-5, 6-0 win at court two. Logar added a 6-4, 6-3 win and Deason completed the Cardinal sweep with a 7-5, 6-2 victory.

Stanford will wrap up the Spring Smash presented by Zoom Marketing with a dual against No. 49 Arizona tomorrow at 12-noon at the Taube Tennis Center.

#1 Stanford 7, #33 Arizona State 0

1. No. 12 Alice Barnes/Erin Burdette (S) def. No. 21 Lauren Colalillo/Kady Pooler (ASU), 9-8 (7-2)
2. No. 38 Amber Liu/Anne Yelsey (S) def. No. 55 Sabrina Capannolo/Jessica Leitch (ASU), 8-6
3. Whitney Deason/Lejla Hodzic (S) def. Joslynn Burkett/Rebecca Rankin (ASU), 8-4
Stanford wins doubles point.
Order of finish: 3, 2, 1

1. No. 26 Alice Barnes (S) def. Sabrina Capannolo (ASU), 6-0, 6-2
2. No. 16 Erin Burdette (S) def. Joslynn Burkett (ASU), 7-5, 6-0
3. No. 38 Theresa Logar (S) vs. Kady Pooler (ASU), 6-4, 6-3
4. No. 45 Whitney Deason (S) vs. Jessica Leitch (ASU), 7-5, 6-2
5. No. 84 Anne Yelsey (S) def. Rebecca Rankin (ASU), 6-4, 6-0*
6. No. 29 Lejla Hodzic (S) def. Vana Tomas (ASU), 6-3, 6-4
*Clinched win
Order of finish: 6, 1, 5*, 2, 3, 4

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