Barnes & Yelsey Look to Defend Pac-10 Doubles Championship on Sunday

April 29, 2006

Ojai, Calif. - The nation's top-ranked doubles pair will look for its second-straight Pac-10 Championship tomorrow, as Alice Barnes and Anne Yelsey posted an 8-3 victory in the semifinals this afternoon. Freshman Jessica Nguyen will play for the Pac-10 Invitational Singles title, after a straight-set win in the semis today.

In the Pac-10 Championship doubles draw, Barnes and Yelsey posted their second win of the tournament today, with an 8-3 victory over the 21st-ranked tandem of Roxanne Clarke and Kady Pooler in the semifinals. The victory avenged the pair's only loss during the dual season a 9-8 (7-5) defeat in Tempe two weeks ago. The Cardinal pair will challenge 11th-ranked Suzi Babos and Zsuzsanna Fodor of California at 12:30 p.m. tomorrow for the title. Barnes, a two-time Pac-10 doubles champion, won the crown with Burdette as a sophomore and with Yelsey as a junior last year. Barnes and Yelsey are 34-3 this season with two wins over Fodor and Babos.

Nguyen, ranked No. 76 in singles, posted her third-straight win with a 6-1, 6-0 victory over Cal's Marian Ravelojaonain the Pac-10 Invitational semifinals to earn a spot in tomorrow's title match. She will take on No. 105 Ashley Joelson of UCLA tomorrow morning at 8 a.m. In this tournament, Nguyen has only given up five games en route to the championship.

In the Championship singles draw, fourth-ranked Barnes lost a three-set match to 10th-ranked Amanda Fink of USC in the semifinals today.

Pac-10 Championships & Invitational Results
Stanford Results through Day Three * April 29, 2006
Pac-10 Championship - Singles
No. 4 Alice Barnes (3-1): 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; lost to No. 10 Amanda Fink (USC), 3-6, 6-2, 6-2.
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 (2-0, Advances to Championship): def. Elizabeth Lumpkin/Alex McGoodwin (UCLA), 8-6; def. No. 21 Roxanne Clarke/Kady Pooler (ASU), 8-3.
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 (3-0, Advances to Championship): def. Stephanie Svanfeldt(Washington), 6-2, 6-0; def. Elizabeth Lumpkin(UCLA), 6-1, 6-1; def. Marion Ravelojaona (Cal), 6-1, 6-0.

Pac-10 Invitational 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
Aleksandra Stefanova (WSU) d. Megan Doheny (STAN), 6-2, 6-4

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.

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