No. 5 Stanford Bounces Back At ITA Indoors, Tops No. 11 North Carolina 5-2

Feb. 14, 2009

STANFORD, Calif.- One day after suffering a 4-3 loss to No. 14 Notre Dame in the opening round of the ITA National Team Indoor Championships in Madison, Wisc., No. 5 Stanford bounced back nicely for a 5-2 victory over No. 11 North Carolina on Saturday in the consolation round.

Against the Fighting Irish yesterday, Stanford captured the doubles point and led 3-1 in singles before Notre Dame completed the 4-3 rally. 24 hours later, the Cardinal was swept in doubles but rebounded with five singles wins.

North Carolina (6-2) took a 1-0 lead thanks to a doubles sweep, with the No. 3 team of Laura Reichert and Meg Fanjoy clinching the point with an 8-6 win over Logan Hansen and Jennifer Yen.

That was before Stanford (5-1) roared back in singles.

Carolyn McVeigh knotted the match at 1-1 with a win at the No. 4 spot, shaking off a 6-0 first set loss to win 0-6, 6-1, 6-2.

After losing a straight-set match on Friday, Jessica Nguyen answered with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Katrina Tsang at the No. 2 spot to give Stanford a 2-1 edge. Nguyen's win avenged a 6-7, 7-6, 6-0 loss to Tsang at the Freeman Memorial Championships last month.

North Carolina pulled even at 2-2 following Reichert's 6-4, 1-6, 6-3 win over Courtney Clayton at the No. 6 spot.

But Lindsay Burdette cruised to a 6-2, 6-0 win on court three and Hilary Barte provided the clincher in the form of a 6-4, 7-5 victory at the No. 1 spot.

Stanford now faces No. 15 Miami on Sunday at 7 a.m. PT to close out tournament play.

No. 5 Stanford 5, No. 11 North Carolina 2

DOUBLES
1) No. 15 Marand/Grabinski (UNC) d. No. 41 Barte/Burdette (STAN) 8-3
2) Tsang/Smith (UNC) d. McVeigh/Nguyen (STAN) 8-7
3) Reichert/Meg Fanjoy (UNC) d. Hansen/Yen (STAN) 8-6
Order of Finish: 1, 3 ,2

SINGLES
1) No. 26 Hilary Barte (STAN) d. No. 47 Sanaz Marand (UNC) 6-4, 7-5
2) Jessica Nguyen (STAN) d. Katrina Tsang (UNC) 6-3, 6-3
3) No. 97 Lindsay Burdette (STAN) d. No. 99 Austin Smith (UNC) 6-2, 6-0
4) Carolyn McVeigh (STAN) d. Sophie Grabinski (UNC) 0-6, 6-1, 6-2
5) Veronica Li (STAN) d. Jelena Durisic (UNC) 6-3, 7-6 (2)
6) Laura Reichert (UNC) d. Courtney Clayton (STAN) 6-4, 1-6, 6-3
Order of Finish: 4, 2, 6, 3, 1, 5

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