Barte Advances To NCAA Singles Round of 16, Doubles With Burdette
May 21, 2009
STANFORD, Calif.- For the second consecutive day, sophomore Hilary Barte survived another three-set match and advanced to the round of 16 at the NCAA Singles Championship at College Station, Texas.
This time around, Barte rallied to defeat Auburn's Alex Haney, ranked No. 28 nationally, by a 5-7, 6-4, 6-2 count in the second round on Thursday morning. In her first round match yesterday, Barte outlasted Baylor's Lenka Broosova 4-6, 6-2, 6-1.
Ranked No. 7 in the country and the tournament's No. 7 overall seed, Barte is aiming for the second All-America honor of her career. The Chatsworth, Calif., native leads Stanford with a 35-5 overall mark. The 2009 Pac-10 Player of the Year, Barte has won 26 of her last 28 matches overall and is 23-5 against nationally-ranked opponents. She is also now 7-3 in three-set matches this year.
Barte also advanced in NCAA Doubles competition with teammate Lindsay Burdette. Stanford's top doubles team, Barte and Burdette cruised past North Carolina's Austin Smith and Katrina Tsang 6-2, 6-1 in an opening round match. Ranked No. 8 in the country, Barte and Burdette are 24-7 overall this year. The duo has been extremely hot recently, riding a 10-match winning streak while posting an 12-6 mark against nationally-ranked opponents.
Meanwhile, Stanford's second doubles team of Carolyn McVeigh and Jessica Nguyen suffered a 6-4, 6-3 loss to Tennessee's Natalie Pluskota and Caitlin Whoriskey in the opening round. The duo finished 19-6 overall this year.
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