No. 15 UCLA Nearly Upsets Top-Ranked Stanford

Feb. 17, 2007

Stanford, Calif. - Stanford's Anne Yelsey and Lindsay Burdette recorded wins at Nos. 2 and 6 singles to give the top-ranked Cardinal a come-from-behind win over No. 15 UCLA in a women's tennis showdown at the Taube Tennis Center on Saturday. Stanford, now 5-1 overall, trailed 3-2 with two singles matches remaining, leaving the match in the hands of Yelsey and Burdette. UCLA falls to 4-4 overall with the loss.

Yelsey defeated UCLA's Tracy Lin, the No. 61 ranked player in the country, 6-2, 6-7, 7-6 while Burdette, who is ranked No. 39, won at No. 6 singles by defeating UCLA's Elizabeth Lumpkin, 2-6, 7-6, 6-1. Stanford took a 1-0 lead after doubles play, but the Bruins recorded wins at the Nos. 1, 3 and 5 positions to take the lead.

At No. 1 singles, Stanford's Theresa Logar was beaten by UCLA's Riza Zalameda, 1-6, 6-1, 6-0. Zalameda is ranked No. 35 while Logar is No. 89.Stanford's other victory in singles came at No. 4 when Jessica Nguyen handed UCLA's Ashley Joelson a 6-3, 6-4 defeat.

UCLA returns to the Los Angeles Tennis Center next week, hosting Loyola Marymount on Thursday at 1:30 p.m.

Doubles

Opponents Score 9-8 9-7 Deason/Logar (Stan) def. Stephanie Wetmore/Anna-Viktoria Lind (UCLA) 8-3
Pos.
1. Durkin/Yelsey (Stan) def. McGoodwin/Zalameda (UCLA)
2. Joelson/Schnack (UCLA) def. Burdette/Nguyen (Stan)
3.
Stanford WinsDoubles Point

Singles

Opponents Score 1-6, 6-1, 6-0 6-2, 6-7, 6-2 7-5, 7-6 6-3, 6-4 6-1, 6-0 2-6, 7-6, 6-1
Pos.
1. (35) Riza Zalameda (UCLA) def. (89) Theresa Logar (Stan)
2. Anne Yelsey (Stan) def. (61) Tracy Lin (UCLA)
3. (28) Yasmin Schnack (UCLA) def. (13) Celia Durkin (Stan)
4. (8) Jessica Nguyen (Stan) def. (40) Ashley Joelson (UCLA)
5. Alex McGoodwin (UCLA) def. Whitney Deason (Stan)
6. (39) Lindsay Burdette (Stan) def. Elizabeth Lumpkin (UCLA)
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