Barnes and Burdette Will Play Liu and Yelsey for NCAA Championship
May 27, 2005
Athens, Ga. - For only the third time in the 24-year history of the NCAA Division I Women's Tennis Championship, teams from the same school will compete against each other for the title, as Stanford will play Stanford for the Doubles Championship tomorrow at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex on the University of Georgia. A pair of UCLA tandems reached the finals in the first year of the NCAA Championship in 1982, and a set of Stanford duos played in the title match in 1990.
In the semifinals today, Alice Barnes and Erin Burdette defeated TCU's Ana Cetnik and Story Tweedie-Yates, while Amber Liu and Anne Yelsey knocked off second-seeded Audra Cohen and Cristelle Grier of Northwestern.
Co-captains Barnes and Burdette picked up their 30th win together this season as they defeated Cetnik and former teammate Tweedie-Yates in three sets, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3. Liu and Yelsey notched their eighth-straight win today with a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Cohen and Grier. This will be the first match-up between Barnes-Burdette and Liu-Yelsey.
The championship match on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. (ET). The Tennis Channel will air tape delay coverage of the doubles finals on June 4 at 9 p.m. ET.
NCAA Singles/Doubles Championship
Day Five * May 27, 2005
Stanford Results Only
Alice Barnes/Erin Burdette (Stanford) def. Ana Cetnik/Story Tweedie-Yates (TCU), 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
Amber Liu/Anne Yelsey (Stanford) def. No. 2 Audra Cohen/Cristelle Grier (Northwestern), 6-2, 6-2