Burdette, Yelsey Fall Short Of Pac-10 Doubles Crown
April 29, 2007
STANFORD, Calif.- Stanford's top doubles team of Lindsay Burdette and Anne Yelsey fell short of a Pac-10 Championship crown on Sunday afternoon, dropping a 6-1, 6-0 decision to UCLA's Yasmin Schnack and Riza Zalameda in the title match.
The championship contest represented a pair of evenly-matched squads, with Burdette and Yelsey ranked No. 21 nationally while Schnack and Zalameda checked in at No. 26. It represented the first meeting of the year between the two teams.
But on Sunday it was all Bruins, with Schnack and Zalameda becoming the first UCLA duo to claim the hardware since 2001.
Sunday's loss snapped a 10-match winning streak for Burdette and Yelsey, who have also posted a 13-4 record against Pac-10 opponents. The duo sports a team-best 18-6 record this year.
Stanford (20-1, 8-0 Pac-10) learns its postseason status on Tuesday, May 1, when the NCAA Tournament field is unveiled at approximately 11:45 a.m. Due to its No. 1 national ranking, the Cardinal will likely host first and second round competition at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium on May 11-12.
Doubles Main Draw Championship Match
No. 21 Lindsay Burdette/Anne Yelsey
lost to No. 26 Yasmin Schnack/Riza Zalameda (UCLA) 6-1, 6-0