No. 3 Stanford Bounces Back With First Shutout Of The Year
Feb. 22, 2008
STANFORD, Calif.- No. 3 Stanford posted its first shutout of the year on Friday afternoon with a 7-0 victory over No. 43 Washington in Seattle, Wash.
The Cardinal improves to 5-2 overall, bouncing back from Wednesday's 6-1 upset loss at No. 11 California. The Huskies, who entered Friday's contest riding an eight-match winning streak, are now 8-2.
Stanford is in the midst of a five-match road swing that includes three matches in a span of four days this week. The Cardinal also plays at UCLA and USC next week.
The Cardinal swept all three doubles matches, taking a 1-0 lead. Senior Whitney Deason and junior Jessica Nguyen, Stanford's only nationally-ranked team at No. 27, picked up their 10th win of the year with an 8-4 victory at the No. 2 spot.
In singles play, Stanford clinched the match with four consecutive straight-set wins. Freshmen Carolyn McVeigh and Jennifer Yen tallied wins at the Nos. 5 and 6 spots, respectively, for a quick 3-0 Cardinal lead.
Nguyen provided the clincher at No. 3, defeating Tara Simpson 6-2, 7-5. Sophomore Lindsay Burdette followed with a 6-4, 7-5 win over Aleksandra Malovic at the No. 2 slot.
Freshman Hilary Barte became just the second Cardinal player to win a match at the No. 1 spot this year, downing Venise Chan 6-1, 7-6 (5), 10-5.
Deason picked up her 98th career victory with a 6-2, 2-6, 6-2 triumph over Joyce Ardies at No. 4.
Stanford closes out its Pacific Northwest swing with a match against No. 44 Washington State tomorrow at 1:30 p.m.
No. 3 Stanford 7, No. 43 Washington 0
1) Barte/Burdette (STAN) d. Ardies/Simpson (WASH) 8-5
2) No. 27 Deason/Nguyen (STAN) d. Anonsen/Chan (WASH) 8-4
3) Hodzic/McVeigh (STAN) d. Malovic/Radunovic (WASH) 8-3
Order of finish: 3, 1, 2
1) No. 49 Hilary Barte (STAN) d. Venise Chan (WASH) 6-1, 7-6 (5), 10-5
2) Lindsay Burdette (STAN) d. Aleksandra Malovic (WASH) 6-4, 7-5
3) No. 9 Jessica Nguyen (STAN) d. Tara Simpson (WASH) 6-2, 7-5
4) No. 45 Whitney Deason (STAN) d. Joyce Ardies (WASH) 6-2, 2-6, 6-2
5) No. 31 Carolyn McVeigh (STAN) d. Vanja Radunovic (WASH) 6-0, 6-1
6) Jennifer Yen (STAN) d. Kelsey Anonsen (WASH) 6-4, 6-2Order of finish: 5, 6, 3, 2, 1, 4