No. 1 Stanford Cruises Past No. 18 Pepperdine, 6-1

March 2, 2007

STANFORD, Calif.- A furious rally at the No. 2 position allowed No. 1 Stanford to capture the doubles point, fueling a strong singles performance during a 6-1 win over No. 18 Pepperdine on Friday afternoon.

Trailing by margins of 5-0 and 7-3, Stanford's No. 2 doubles team of Celia Durkin and Jessica Nguyen rallied for a 9-7 victory that clinched the doubles point after a 1-1 tie. Leading 8-7, Durkin and Nguyen survived a lengthy final game that included 17 deuces.

The Cardinal (8-1) needed that win too, after Pepperdine's No. 3 squad notched an 8-5 win to knot the score at 1-1. Lindsay Burdette and Anne Yelsey breezed past Pepperdine's Sylvia Kosakowski and Eva Dickes 8-3 at the top spot.

The Waves (6-5) evened the match at 1-1 after Jessica Nguyen was forced to retire after a 1-0 deficit in the first set.

From that point on, Stanford reeled off wins at the remaining five singles positions. Theresa Logar's convincing 6-2, 6-1 triumph at No. 1 over Bianca Dulgheru gave the Cardinal a 2-1 edge and straight-set victories by Lindsay Burdette (6-3, 6-4) and Anne Yelsey (7-6, 6-3) secured the match at 4-1.

Lejla Hodzic's 6-4, 2-6, (10-6) win at No. 6 over Pepperdine's Jillian Braverman was the final match of the day.

Next up for Stanford is No. 7 California tomorrow at noon. The two squads have already hooked up this year, with Stanford winning 6-1 on Feb. 2 at the National Indoor Championships in Madison, Wis.

No. 1 Stanford 6, No. 18 Pepperdine 1

DOUBLES
1) Burdette/Yelsey (STAN) d. Kosakowski/Dickes (PEP) 8-3
* 2) Durkin/Nguyen (STAN) d. Dulgheru/Sabate (PEP) 9-7
3) Braverman/Bandere (PEP) d. Deason/Logar (STAN) 8-5
order of finish: 1, 3, 2
* clinched doubles point for Stanford, 1-0

SINGLES
1) No. 29 Theresa Logar (STAN) d. No. 59 Bianca Dulgheru (PEP) 6-2, 6-1
2) No. 67 Anne Yelsey (STAN) d. No. 94 Sylvia Kosakowski (PEP) 7-6, 6-3
3) Katia Sabate (PEP) d. No. 5 Jessica Nguyen (STAN) 1-0, ret.
4) Whitney Deason (STAN) d. Caroline Raba (PEP) 4-6, 6-1, 3-0, ret.
5) No. 29 Lindsay Burdette (STAN) d. Eva Dickes (PEP) 6-3, 6-4
6) Lejla Hodzic (STAN) d. Jillian Braverman (PEP) 6-4, 2-6, (10-6)
order of finish: 3, 1, 5, 2, 4, 6

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