#1 Stanford Too Much For Huskies
Feb. 25, 2006
SEATTLE - The top-ranked Stanford Cardinal were every bit as good as advertised today, shutting out the Huskies, 7-0, at Nordstrom Tennis Center. The Cardinal ran their winning streak to 67 matches with the win while the No. 39 Huskies drop to 1-5 and 0-2 in Pac-10 play.
'That's why they're number one,' said Husky Head Coach Jill Hultquist. 'They're deep and any one of those girls from their number one through six could play number one if they wanted to. It's a good lesson for our girls to see what they've got. We do some things really well but then we need to add other elements to our game and when you play someone that's got the whole package, you need to have a little more dimension to your game.'
Each of Stanford's six singles players are ranked and their top four are all in the top-15. At No. 1 singles, UW's Dinka Hadzic lost, 6-0, 6-2 to ninth-ranked Amber Liu. Liu was the NCAA Singles Champion in 2003 and 2004. Eighth-ranked Cardinal Alice Barnes defeated freshman Victoria Brymer, 6-1, 6-0, at No. 2 singles, while 11th-ranked Theresa Logar downed sophomore Tara Simpson in the third singles slot. Simpson put up the best fight of the day, leveling her second set at 4-4 before Logar pulled out the final two games.
'Tara had a good fight, she definitely was hanging with (Logar),' said Hultquist. 'Tara's been working on finishing off the point at net and I thought she did a good job. She fought hard, it was a good match.'
At No. 4 singles, senior Stephanie Svanfeldt lost in straight sets to No. 14 Anne Yelsey. Freshman Melinda Wong and senior Monika Kolbovic also fell in straight sets at fifth and sixth singles, respectively.
The Cardinal took firm control of doubles play early on. In the No. 1 spot, the top-ranked doubles team of Barnes and Yelsey scored an 8-1 victory over UW's 29th-ranked pair, Hadzic and Brymer. At No. 2 doubles, Stanford's Durkin and Liu defeated Simpson and Kolbovic, 8-2. An 8-1 Stanford win at No. 3 doubles wrapped things up.
Next weekend the Huskies return to nonconference opposition. Saturday, March 4, Washington takes on No. 55 San Diego State at noon. Then Sunday, March 5, it will be UW versus 63rd-ranked San Diego at 11 a.m. Both matches will be at the Nordstrom Tennis Center.
Washington Women's Tennis vs. Stanford
2/25/06 - Nordstrom Tennis Center - Seattle, Wash.
No. 1 Stanford 7, No. 39 Washington 0
1) (1) Barnes/Yelsey (Stan) def. (29) Hadzic/Brymer (UW), 8-1
2) Durkin/Liu (Stan) def. Simpson/Kolbovic (UW), 8-2
3) Hodzic/Nguyen (Stan) def. Svanfeldt/Wong (UW), 8-1
Order of finish: 2, 1, 3
1) (9) Amber Liu (Stan) def. (80) Dinka Hadzic (UW), 6-0, 6-2
2) (8) Alice Barnes (Stan) def. Victoria Brymer (UW), 6-1, 6-0
3) (11) Theresa Logar (Stan) def. Tara Simpson (UW), 6-0, 6-4
4) (14) Anne Yelsey (Stan) def. Stephanie Svanfeldt (UW), 6-1, 6-1
5) (64) Whitney Deason (Stan) def. Melinda Wong (UW), 6-0, 6-2
6) (35) Celia Durkin (Stan) def. Monika Kolbovic (UW), 6-0, 6-1
Order of finish: 6, 4, 2, 1, 5, 3
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