Four Advance To Second Round of NCAA Championships
May 23, 2007
STANFORD, Calif.- Wednesday marked the opening day of the NCAA Singles Championship in Athens, Ga., with four of the five Cardinal players advancing to the second round.
Senior Theresa Logar, ranked No. 8 in the nation and a No. 9-16 seed in the draw, enjoyed the most dominant performance of the day with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Marshall's Kellie Schmitt. Logar improves to 29-10 overall and 20-5 in dual match play.
Freshman Lindsay Burdette kept her impressive freshman season going with a 6-0, 7-6 victory over Clemson's Ani Mijacika. Burdette, ranked No. 41 nationally, is now 29-5 overall and 19-2 in duals.
Junior Celia Durkin, ranked No. 14 nationally and a No. 9-16 seed in the draw, and sophomore Jessica Nguyen, ranked No. 20 in the country, also advanced to the second round with straight-set wins that included a tiebreaker. Durkin topped Eastern Michigan's Vanessa Frankowski 6-4, 7-6 (1) while Nguyen handled Wisconsin's Caitlin Burke 7-6 (8), 6-1.
Durkin improves to 29-12 and 16-6 in duals while Nguyen is now 23-6 and 12-1 in duals.
Senior Anne Yelsey, ranked No. 17 nationally, was not so fortunate, falling 6-1, 7-6 (4) to Baylor's Zuzana Zemenova. Yelsey ends her season in singles with an overall record of 18-9 and a dual match mark of 16-7.
In doubles, Stanford's top team of Burdette and Yelsey will play its opening match on Thursday. The duo is currently ranked No. 21 in the nation and owns an overall record of 21-7 and dual match mark of 15-4. Burdette and Yelsey will match up against Miami's Audra Cohen and Laura Vallverdu.