No. 19 Women's Tennis Drops 5-2 Decision to No. 1 Stanford

March 31, 2007

PALO ALTO, Calif. - The top-ranked Stanford Women's Tennis team proved to be too much for the No. 19 Sun Devils Saturday afternoon as ASU fell 5-2 to the No. 1 Cardinal. The loss drops ASU to 9-7 on the season and 2-2 in conference play, while Stanford stands at 15-1 and 3-0 in conference play.

The Sun Devils saw themselves off to a slow start as the Cardinal came out to sweep doubles as ninth-ranked duo of Roxanne Clarke and Kady Pooler fell to #34 Lindsay Burdette and Anne Yelsey 8-4.

In singles, the Cardinal ran off four straight matches in the 1-4 spots before senior Rebecca Rankin took one back as she topped 48th-ranked Lindsay Burdette 7-6, 3-6, 3-2 (DNF) in the five spot to give ASU their first point.

The Sun Devils will return to action next weekend as they play host to Pac-10 foes UCLA and USC in Tempe at the Whiteman Tennis Center. The Sun Devils will face the Bruins on Friday, April 6 at 1:30 p.m. and the Trojans on Saturday, March 7 at noon.

Results from #19 ASU vs. #1 Stanford


1) No. 34 Burdette/Yelsey (STAN) d. No. 9 Clarke/Pooler (ASU) 8-4
2) Durkin/Hodzic (STAN) d. Capannol/Leitch (ASU) 8-5
3) Deason/Logar (STAN) d. Rankin/L. Abdala (ASU) 8-6 


1) No. 11 Theresa Logar (STAN) d. No. 63 Sabrina Capannolo (ASU) 6-4, 6-3
2) No. 37 Anne Yelsey (STAN) d. No. 29 Nadia Abdala (ASU) 6-2, 6-1
3) No. 10 Celia Durkin (STAN) d. No. 93 Roxanne Clark (ASU) 6-1, 6-1
4) No. 73 Whitney Deason (STAN) d. Kady Pooler (ASU) 6-3, 6-1
5) Rebecca Rankin (ASU) d. No. 48 Lindsay Burdette (STAN) 7-6, 3-6, 3-2 DNF ASU Wins Tiebreaker 12-10
6) Laila Abdala (ASU) d. Lejla Hodzic (STAN) 6-3, 3-6, 0-4 DNF ASU Wins Tiebreak 10-7 

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