Nguyen Clinches 4-2 Win Over No. 11 Baylor

Feb. 7, 2008

STANFORD, Calif.- Junior Jessica Nguyen will take this result.

In a 6-1 victory over No. 41 UNLV in last week's season opener, Nguyen was the only Stanford singles player saddled with a loss. On Thursday afternoon, her 6-2, 4-6, 7-5 victory at the No. 2 position clinched a 4-2 win over No. 11 Baylor in the opening round of the ITA National Indoor Championships in Madison, Wis.

Dropping one spot in the singles lineup, Nguyen's three-set win over Baylor's Taylor Ormond proved to be the match clincher for Stanford (2-0), which advances to Friday's quarterfinals against Miami.

The Cardinal took a 1-0 lead after capturing the doubles point with victories at the Nos. 2 and 3 spots. The top tandem of Hilary Barte and Lindsay Burdette nearly posted a win before falling to the nation's fourth-ranked team of Zuzana Zemenova and Lenka Broosova 9-8 (5) at the No. 1 position.

Zemenova then dispatched of Burdette 6-3, 6-2 in a battle of No. 1 singles to even the match at 1-1. The contest stayed tied at 2-2 with Whitney Deason giving Stanford a win at No. 5 and Broosova countering at No. 3 for the Lady Bears.

Celia Durkin gave Stanford a 3-2 advantage when she held off Jelena Stanivuk 6-4, 6-2 and Nguyen followed with the clincher.

No. 1 Stanford 4, No. 11 Baylor 2

DOUBLES
1) No. 4 Zemenova/Broosova (BAY) d. Barte/Burdette (STAN) 9-8 (5)
2) Deason/Nguyen (STAN) d. No. 50 Bielikova/Filipiak (BAY) 9-7
3) Durkin/McVeigh (STAN) d. Ormond/Stanivuk (BAY) 8-1

SINGLES
1) No. 15 Zuzana Zemenova (BAY) d. No. 39 Lindsay Burdette (STAN) 6-3, 6-2
2) No. 21 Jessica Nguyen (STAN) d. No. 23 Taylor Ormond (BAY) 6-2, 4-6, 7-5
3) No. 18 Lenka Broosova (BAY) d. Hilary Barte (STAN) 6-2, 2-6, 6-3
4) Celia Durkin (STAN) d. Jelena Stanivuk (BAY) 6-4, 6-2
5) Whitney Deason (STAN) d. No. 47 Jana Bielikova (BAY) 6-2, 6-3
6) No. 58 Carolyn McVeigh (STAN) vs. No. 87 Karolina Filipiak (BAY) 6-3, 3-6, DNFOrder of Finish: 1, 5, 3, 4, 2, DNF

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