Alice Barnes and Anne Yelsey Capture Pac-10 Doubles Championship

April 24, 2005

Ojai, Calif. - Cardinal doubles pair Alice Barnes and Anne Yelsey had only competed as a tandem once before heading to Ojai this weekend. Despite their recent pairing, the duo captured the Pac-10 Doubles Championship this afternoon with an 8-1 victory over 14th-ranked Dianne Hollands and Maja Mlakar of Arizona.

Barnes and Yelsey posted four-straight wins at the Pac-10 Championships en route to the title and now own a 5-0 record together, after recording one dual win together last season. Barnes, along with regular doubles partner Erin Burdette, also captured the 2004 Pac-10 Doubles Title.

In singles action, No. 22 Barnes lost a three-set match to ninth-ranked Nicole Leimbach of USC. This is Barnes' second runner-up finish at the Pac-10 Championships, after falling to California's Raquel Kops-Jones last year.

Pac-10 Women's Main Draw
Ojai, Calif. * Day Three * April 23, 2005
Singles
No. 22 Alice Barnes (4-1, Pac-10 Runner Up):
lost to No. 9 Nicole Leimbach (USC), 5-7, 6-0, 6-3.

Doubles
Barnes/Yelsey (4-0, Pac-10 Champions):
def. Hollands/Mlakar (Arizona), 8-1.

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