No. 6 Stanford Continues To Roll, Downs No. 13 Arizona State 6-1

March 8, 2008

STANFORD, Calif.- Facing a two-week layoff, No. 6 Stanford wanted to close out its three-match homestand with momentum.

Mission accomplished, as the Cardinal breezed past No. 13 Arizona State 6-1 on Saturday afternoon to notch its third convincing victory of the week after defeating No. 26 William & Mary 5-2 and No. 13 Arizona 7-0.

Stanford improves to 10-3 overall while Arizona State falls to 8-3.

For the second straight day, the Cardinal won all three doubles matches to clinch the point and take an early 1-0 lead.

Singles followed, with freshman Hilary Barte downing Nadia Abdala 6-1, 6-3 at the No. 1 spot and senior Celia Durkin handling Laila Abdala 6-2, 6-1 at the No. 3 position for a 3-0 edge.

Freshman Jennifer Yen followed with a 6-2, 6-1 victory at the No. 6 spot to secure the match at 4-0.

Sophomore Lindsay Burdette won easily 6-1, 6-2 at No. 4 while freshman Carolyn McVeigh outlasted Jessica Leitch 4-6, 7-5, 1-0 (10-5) at No. 5.

Stanford is back in action on Mar. 24 against Cal Poly at 3 p.m.

No. 6 Stanford 6, No. 13 Arizona State 1

DOUBLES
1) No. 30 Barte/Burdette (STAN) d. L. Abdala/N. Abdala (ASU) 8-4
2) No. 30 Deason/Nguyen (STAN) d. Pilecka/Leitch (ASU) 8-3
3) Durkin/McVeigh (STAN) d. McKenna/Hein (ASU) 8-4
Order of finish: 3, 1, 2

SINGLES
1) No. 27 Hilary Barte (STAN) d. Nadia Abdala (ASU) 6-1, 6-3
2) Kelcy McKenna (ASU) d. No. 12 Jessica Nguyen (STAN) 2-6, 6-3, 6-3
3) No. 92 Celia Durkin (STAN) d. Laila Abdala (ASU) 6-2, 6-1
4) Lindsay Burdette (STAN) d. Micaela Hein (ASU) 6-1, 6-2
5) No. 70 Carolyn McVeigh (STAN) d. Jessica Leitch (ASU) 4-6, 7-5, 1-0 (10-5)
6) No. 109 Jennifer Yen (STAN) d. Wendy Pilecka (ASU) 6-2, 6-1
Order of finish: 1, 3, 6, 4, 2, 5

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