No. 11 Stanford Coasts Past No. 48 Princeton 6-1; Home Win Streak At 144

March 25, 2009

STANFORD, Calif.- No. 11 Stanford posted its sixth straight victory on Tuesday afternoon, cruising past No. 48 Princeton 6-1 in a non-conference match at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium.

Stanford improved to 11-2 overall while Princeton falls to 11-6 on the year.

With Tuesday's victory, Stanford extended its home winning streak at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium to an unthinkable 144 in a row (116 in the regular season). The Cardinal's last loss in a home dual match occurred more than 10 years ago, in the form of a 5-4 setback to No. 4 California on Feb. 27, 1999.

The Cardinal swept all three doubles matches to take an early 1-0 lead in the match.

Stanford picked up straight-set victories at the top three spots of the lineup, with Hilary Barte, Lindsay Burdette and Jessica Nguyen posting easy wins.

Rookies Veronica Li and Logan Hansen prevailed in tiebreakers at the Nos. 4 and 5 positions, respectively, to round out the Stanford scoring.

Stanford wraps up the week with a key Pac-10 road swing to UCLA (Friday, Mar. 27- 1:30 p.m.) and USC (Saturday, Mar. 28- 12 p.m.) later in the week.

No. 11 Stanford 6, No. 48 Princeton 1

1) No. 17 Barte/Burdette (STAN) d. No. 26 Bartlett/Marable (PRIN) 8-2
2) McVeigh/Nguyen (STAN) d. McHale/Parks (PRIN) 8-2
3) Hansen/Li (STAN) d. Saointz/Saointz (PRIN) 9-8
Order of Finish: 1, 2, 3

1) No. 14 Hilary Barte (STAN) d. No. 107 Lauren McHale (PRIN) 6-3, 6-1
2) Lindsay Burdette (STAN) d. Hilary Bartlett (PRIN) 6-3, 6-4
3) No. 98 Jessica Nguyen (STAN) d. Melissa Saiontz (PRIN) 6-3, 6-4
4) Veronica Li (STAN) d. Taylor Marable (PRIN) 6-4, 4-6, 1-0
5) Logan Hansen (STAN) d. Rachel Saiontz (PRIN) 6-4, 1-6, 1-0 (12-10)
6) Blakely Ashley (PRIN) d. Jennifer Yen (STAN) 4-6, 6-1, 1-0
Order of Finish: N/A

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