Alice Barnes Advances to the Semifinals in Singles and Doubles

April 28, 2006

Ojai, Calif. - Stanford's Alice Barnes continued her success at the Pac-10 Championships in Ojai, advancing to the semifinals in both singles and doubles for the third time in her career. In the Pac-10 Invitational, freshman Jessica Nguyen is making a strong start, advancing to the singles semis.

In the Pac-10 Championship singles draw, fourth-ranked Barnes was the lone Cardinal player to advance to the semifinals with a three-set victory over 25th-ranked Laura Gordon of UCLA. She will take on 10th-ranked Amanda Fink of USC tomorrow. This is Barnes's third-straight appearance in the Pac-10 Championship semifinals. The Cardinal's other top-ranked players, No. 6 Theresa Logar and No. 9 Anne Yelsey both fell in the quarters to ranked players.

In the Pac-10 Championship doubles draw, Lejla Hodzic and Jessica Nguyen won their opening round match but Cal's 11th-ranked duo of Suzi Babos and Zsuzsanna Fodor knocked the Cardinal pair out, 8-6. Top-ranked Alice Barnes and Anne Yelsey earned a first-round bye and then posted an 8-6 victory over Elizabeth Lumpkin and Alex McGoodwin to earn a place in the semifinals. The defending Pac-10 Doubles Champion pair of Barnes and Yelsey will take on Arizona State's 21st-ranked tandem of Roxanne Clarke and Kady Pooler tomorrow at 3:30 p.m. Barnes also won the Pac-10 title with Stanford graduate Erin Burdette in 2004.

49th-ranked Whitney Deason posted a win in the Pac-10 Championship singles back draw with a 6-1, 6-4 victory over Whitney Peterson of USC.

In the Pac-10 Invitational singles draw, 76th-ranked Nguyen posted a 6-1, 6-1 victory over UCLA's Elizabeth Lumpkin to advance to tomorrow's semifinals against Cal's Marion Ravelojaona. Their match is set to begin at 11 a.m.

In the Pac-10 Invitational doubles draw, both sets of Cardinal entrants were knocked out, as Deason and Joanna Kao drew a first-round bye but lost in the quarterfinals and Megan Doheny and Jessica Leck dropped out in the Round of 16.

Pac-10 Championships & Invitational Results
Stanford Results through Day Two * April 28, 2006
Pac-10 Championship - Singles

No. 4 Alice Barnes (3-0, Advances to Semifinals): def. No. 58 Alex McGoodwin(UCLA), 6-1, 6-1; def. No. 65 Roxanne Clarke (ASU), 6-2, 6-3; def. No. 25 Laura Gordon (UCLA), 4-6,6-4,6-3.
No. 49 Whitney Deason (0-1): lost to No. 99 Stephanie Kusano (Cal), 6-1, 6-2.
No. 36 Celia Durkin (1-1): def. Kady Pooler (ASU), 6-4, 7-5; lost to No. 10 Amanda Fink(USC), 7-6 (2), 6-4.
No. 6 Theresa Logar (2-1): def. Dinka Hadzic(Washington), 6-2, 6-1; def. No. 61 Riza Zalameda (UCLA), 7-6 (5), 7-5; lost to No. 26 Lindsey Nelson (USC), 6-4, 6-3.
No. 9 Anne Yelsey (2-1): def. No. 85 Anca Anastasiu(USC), 6-2, 7-5; def. No. 90 Cristina Visico (Cal), 6-2, 6-2; lost to No. 8 Zsuzsanna Fodor(Cal), 6-2, 5-7, 6-2.

Pac-10 Women's Singles Back Draw
Whitney Deason (STAN) def. Whitney Peterson (USC), 6-1, 6-4

Pac-10 Championship - Doubles
No. 1 Alice Barnes/Anne Yelsey (1-0, Advances to Semifinals): def. Elizabeth Lumpkin/Alex McGoodwin (UCLA), 8-6.
Lejla Hodzic/Jessica Nguyen (1-1): def. Sabrina Capannolo/Jessica Leitch (ASU), 8-4; lost to No. 11 Susie Babos/Zsuzsanna Fodor(Cal), 8-6.

Pac-10 Invitational - Singles
Lejla Hodzic (1-1): def. Aleksandra Stefanova (Washington State), 6-3, 6-3; lost to Claire Ilcinkas(Cal), 1-6, 6-4, 7-6 (8).
Joanna Kao (0-1): lost to Judy DeVera (USC), 6-2, 6-1.
Jessica Leck (0-1): lost to Claudia Hirt (Oregon), 6-3, 6-0.
No. 76 Jessica Nguyen (2-0, Advances to Semifinals): def. Stephanie Svanfeldt(Washington), 6-2, 6-0; def. Elizabeth Lumpkin(UCLA), 6-1, 6-1.

Pac-10 Invitational - Doubles
Whitney Deason/Joanna Kao (0-1): lost Ashley Joelson/Tracy Lin (UCLA), 8-1.
Megan Doheny/Jessica Leck (0-1): lost to Tara Simpson/Stephanie Svanfeldt (Washington), 8-3.

Pac-10 Women's Singles Back Draw
Kasia Jakowlew (ARIZ) d. Joanna Kao (STAN), 6-1, 6-2
Jamie Marshall (ORE) d. Jessica Leck (STAN), 6-2, 6-2

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