No. 1 Stanford Well-Represented In NCAA Singles, Doubles
May 2, 2007
STANFORD, Calif.- No. 1 Stanford will once again be well-represented in the NCAA Championship singles and doubles draw, as five singles participants and one doubles team have been selected to the main field.
All five Cardinal singles players are currently ranked among the top-50. Seniors Theresa Logar (26-9, 17-4 dual) and Anne Yelsey (16-7, 14-5 dual) are included in the field, along with junior Celia Durkin (26-11, 13-5 dual), sophomore Jessica Nguyen (18-6, 7-1 dual) and freshman Lindsay Burdette (26-5, 16-2 dual).
Logar is ranked No. 8 in the nation and will be a No. 9-16 seed in the draw. Durkin is currently ranked No. 14, Yelsey checks in at No. 17, Nguyen sits at No. 20 and Burdette moved up to No. 41.
In doubles, Stanford's top team of Burdette and Yelsey was selected. The duo is currently ranked No. 21 in the nation and owns an overall record of 18-6 and dual match mark of 12-3.
The Cardinal's second team of Durkin and Nguyen was named the sixth alternate. Durkin and Nguyen, ranked No. 42, own an 11-4 record.
Singles and doubles action gets underway Wednesday, May 23, at Athens, Ga.
No. 1 Stanford (20-1, 8-0 Pac-10) tries for its fourth consecutive national championship when NCAA Tournament first round competition gets underway next week.
The three-time defending national champion Cardinal will host No. 58 Sacramento State (17-6, 7-0 Big Sky) on Friday, May 11, in a 1 p.m. match at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium. The other first round contest pits No. 28 BYU (21-6, 7-1 Mountain West) against No. 41 Oregon (12-11, 0-8 Pac-10) at 10 a.m.
Friday's winners will meet on Saturday, May 12, in a second round match at noon.
Ticket prices for two-day reserved are as follows: $12 (includes all three matches, advance purchase only until May 11), $10 (adult/general admission) and $5 (adult/student/child/senior general admission). Single-day tickets are priced as follows: $8 (reserved), $6 (adult/general admission) and $4 (adult/student/child/senior general admission). Students must show a vaild school ID.