No. 11 Stanford Cruises Past No. 38 Washington 6-1; Home Streak At 141

Feb. 28, 2009

STANFORD, Calif.- No. 11 Stanford posted its second straight Pac-10 victory on Saturday afternoon, routing No. 38 Washington 6-1 at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium.

Stanford extended its winning streak at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium to an unthinkable 141 in a row (113 in the regular season). The Cardinal's last loss in a home match occurred exactly 10 years ago from yesterday, in the form of a 5-4 setback to No. 4 California in 1999.

Stanford (8-2, 2-0 Pac-10) took a 1-0 lead after winning the doubles point thanks to victories at the Nos. 1 and 2 spots.

In singles, Veronica Li made quick work of Joyce Ardies 6-1, 6-3 for a 2-0 lead, Jessica Nguyen breezed past Lina Xu 6-1, 6-1 to make it 3-0 and Courtney Clayton provided the clincher at the No. 6 position with a 6-3, 6-2 win.

Washington (7-4, 0-2 Pac-10) avoided the shutout when Venise Chan outlasted Hilary Barte 6-3, 4-6, (10-7) in a battle at the No. 1 spot.

Stanford returns to action on Saturday, Mar. 7, against California at 12 p.m.

No. 11 Stanford 6, No. 38 Washington 1

DOUBLES
1) No. 44 Barte/Burdette (STAN) d. No. 28 Chan/Dy (WASH) 8-0
2) McVeigh/Nguyen (STAN) d. Malovic/Xu (WASH) 8-4
3) Smith/Aleksandra Krsljanin (WASH) d. Li/Jennifer Yen (STAN) 8-6
Order of Finish: 1, 2, 3

SINGLES
1) No. 53 Venise Chan (WASH) d. No. 14 Hilary Barte (STAN) 6-3, 4-6, (10-7)
2) No. 103 Lindsay Burdette (STAN) d. No. 61 Denise Dy (WASH) 6-7 (4), 6-3, (10-7)
3) Jessica Nguyen (STAN) d. Lina Xu (WASH) 6-1, 6-1
4) Carolyn McVeigh (STAN) d. Samantha Smith (WASH) 6-1, 2-6, (10-8)
5) Veronica Li (STAN) d. Joyce Ardies (WASH) 6-1, 6-3
6) Courtney Clayton (STAN) d. Aleksandra Malovic (WASH) 6-3, 6-2
Order of Finish: 5, 3, 6, 4, 1, 2

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