Cardinal Extends Winning Streak to 64 With Win Over Bruins
Feb. 18, 2006
Top-ranked Stanford extended its winning streak to 64 today with a 6-1 victory over UCLA at the Los Angeles Tennis Center. The Cardinal, ranked No. 1 in the nation, lost the doubles point to the Bruins, then swept all six singles matches to secure the win.
Senior Amber Liu, the two-time defending NCAA singles champion and two-time Player of the Year, beat Riza Zalameda of UCLA at No. 1 singles 2-6, 6-4, 6-0. Alice Barnes won her match at No. 2 singles by defeating the Bruin's Laura Gordon 6-3, 3-6, 6-4.
The Cardinal won in straight sets at Nos. 3-5 singles as Theresa Logar, Anne Yelsey and Whitney Deason beat their Bruin counterparts. Celia Durkin won at No. 6 singles to complete Stanford's sweep of the singles competition.
Stanford will play at USC tomorrow in a makeup of a match that was cut short due to rain on Friday. The Trojans, ranked fourth in the nation, lead 1-0 after winning the doubles point. Next weekend, Stanford visits Washington State and Washington.
1. Liu (S) d. Zalameda (UCLA), 2-6, 6-4, 6-0
2. Barnes (S) d. Gordon (UCLA), 6-3, 3-6, 6-4
3. Logar (S) d. Lin (UCLA), 6-3, 6-3
4. Yelsey (S) d. McGoodwin (UCLA), 7-5, 6-2
5. Deason (S) d. Joelson (UCLA), 6-1, 6-4
6. Durkin (S) d. Lumpkin (UCLA), 4-6, 7-6, 6-4
Records: Stanford (8-0), UCLA (4-2)
Rankings: Stanford No. 1, UCLA No. 17