No. 3 Stanford Blanks No. 44 Sacramento State 7-0

April 9, 2008

STANFORD, Calif.- No. 3 Stanford cruised to its third shutout of the year on Wednesday afternoon at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium, blanking No. 44 Sacramento State 7-0 for its fourth straight victory.

Stanford improves to 16-4 overall while Sacramento State falls to 19-5.

The Cardinal swept the doubles point, securing a 1-0 lead after the No. 3 duo of Celia Durkin and Carolyn McVeigh posted an 8-6 win.

Stanford then went on to claim all six singles victories. Three came in straight sets, as Hilary Barte, Jessica Nguyen and Jennifer Yen all won easily at the Nos. 1, 2 and 6 positions, respectively. The other three came in tiebreakers, with Durkin clinching the match thanks to a 2-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-8) triumph at No. 3.

Lindsay Burdette and McVeigh also were pushed to a third set but prevailed.

Stanford stretched its regular season home dual match win streak to 104. Throw in a 26-0 record in NCAA Tournament matches played at Taube Family Tennis Stadium and the Cardinal has not been defeated in the last 130 contests played on its home court. Stanford's last home loss occurred on Feb. 27, 1999, when No. 4 California pulled a 5-4 upset.

Stanford next faces Oregon in Eugene on Saturday, Apr. 12, at 1:30 p.m.

No. 3 Stanford 7, No. 44 Sacramento State 0

DOUBLES
1) No. 17 Barte/Burdette (STAN) d. Valenzuela/Zheltova (SAC) 8-6
2) Lejla Hodzic/Nguyen (STAN) d. Jarlkaga/Schifris (SAC) 8-4
3) Durkin/McVeigh (STAN) d. Lyssenko/Tsan (SAC) 8-6
Order of Finish: 2, 3, 1

SINGLES
1) No. 7 Hilary Barte (STAN) d. No. 45 Katrina Zheltova (SAC) 6-1, 1-0, ret.
2) No. 19 Jessica Nguyen (STAN) d. Melissa Valenzuela (SAC) 6-2, 6-0
3) Celia Durkin (STAN) d. Anastassia Lyssenko (SAC) 2-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-8)
4) No. 93 Lindsay Burdette (STAN) d. Luba Schifris (SAC) 4-6, 6-1, 1-0 (10-8)
5) No. 68 Carolyn McVeigh (STAN) d. Karina Jarlkaganova (SAC) 6-4, 6-7, 1-0 (12-10)
6) No. 125 Jennifer Yen (STAN) d. Joyce Martinez Gutierrez (SAC) 6-1, 6-0
Order of Finish: 6, 2, 3, 4, 1, 5

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