No. 2 Cardinal Wraps Up Competition At Pac-10 Championships

April 25, 2008

Complete Results

STANFORD, Calif.- No. 2 Stanford completed play at the Pac-10 Championships in Ojai, Calif., on Friday afternoon, wrapping up its final competition before NCAA Tournament first and second round action gets underway in two weeks.

The Cardinal was represented in singles by freshmen Hilary Barte and Jennifer Yen and also placed two teams in doubles competition.

After a pair of straight-set victories yesterday, Barte dropped her first match since Feb. 20 when she was trailed California's Claire Ilcinkas 5-4 and was forced to retire due to injury. Prior to today, Barte had won 19 in a row to improve to 27-5 on the year.

Playing in the invitational division, Yen dropped a 6-1 decision to UCLA's Alex McGoodwin 6-1, 6-1 in the quarterfinals.

Both doubles teams recorded a victory in the round of 16 before suffering a loss in the quarterfinals. The duo of senior Whitney Deason and junior Jessica Nguyen improved to 20-5 overall with an 8-3 triumph over Arizona State's Laila Abdala and Nadia Abdala in the first round. Deason and Nguyen were then stopped in the quarterfinals by California's Susie Babos and Stephanie Kusano 8-5.

Senior Lejla Hodzic and Yen teamed up in the invitational division. The duo defeated Washington State's Marina Nicolas and Bianca Selaru 8-3 before falling to UCLA's Alex McGoodwin and Andrea Remynse 8-6 in the following round.

NCAA Tournament first and second round competition is scheduled for May 9-10 at select campus sites, with Stanford serving as a likely host site. The final 16 teams advance to Tulsa, Okla., the following week for the NCAA Championships.

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