No. 5 Women's Tennis Drops 5-2 Decision to No. 14 Stanford

March 6, 2010

BERKELEY - The fifth-ranked California women's tennis team (9-3) fell, 5-2, to No. 14 Stanford (9-1) on Saturday (March 6) at the Hellman Tennis Complex. The Golden Bears earned points with wins at Nos. 2 and 3 singles but dropped all three doubles matches, 8-6, to surrender the doubles point for the first time this season.

The Cardinal was the first to strike in a close match as the No. 27-ranked duo of Mallory Burdette and Stacey Tan took an 8-6 win over the No. 38-ranked team of junior Marina Cossou and senior Kasia Siwosz at the second doubles court. Stanford sealed the doubles point as the second-ranked team of Hilary Barte and Lindsay Burdette earned the same score in a win over No. 13-ranked junior Mari Andersson and Jana Juricova at the top court. Stanford's Veronica Li and Carolyn McVeigh completed a sweep of the doubles courts as they took an 8-6 win over Cal's freshman tandem of Annie Goransson and Tayler Davis at court three.

Cal fell behind by two points as Mallory Burdette came off the courts at No. 4 singles with a 6-0, 6-1 win over Siwosz. Stanford continued to press and went up, 3-0, with a win on the top court as No. 9 Barte upset No. 2 Juricova, 6-3, 6-3. The Bears fought back and claimed their first point when No. 17 Cossou defeated No. 44 Lindsay Burdette, 6-4, 6-4, at the second singles court. No. 56 Andersson put the Bears within striking distance with a 3-2 deficit as she took out No. 63 Tan at the third singles court, 6-4, 6-2.

Stanford weathered the storm, however, and came up with a win at court six to go up, 4-2, and clinch the match as Li took out freshman Nelly Radeva in three sets, 6-1, 4-6, 6-2. The Cardinal took the fifth point of the match on a three-set win by No. 95 McVeigh as she took out Davis, 7-5, 3-6, 6-4.

The Bears will be back in action next weekend as they host No. 34 Sacramento State (8-3) in a 1:30 p.m. PT match on Saturday, March 13, at the Hellman Tennis Complex. Please visit CalBears.com for more information and links to live streaming video.

No. 14 Stanford 5, No. 5 California 2Hellman Tennis Complex | Berkeley, Calif.Saturday, March 6, 2010Doubles1. No. 2 Barte/Burdette (STAN) def. No. 13 Andersson/Juricova (CAL) 8-62. No. 27 Burdette/Tan (STAN) def. No. 38 Cossou/Siwosz (CAL) 8-63. Li/McVeigh (STAN) def. Davis/Goransson (CAL) 8-6Order of finish: 2, 1*, 3 (Stanford wins doubles point)Singles1. No. 9 Hilary Barte (STAN) def. No. 2 Jana Juricova (CAL) 6-3, 6-32. No. 17 Marina Cossou (CAL) def. No. 44 Lindsay Burdette (STAN) 6-4, 6-43. No. 56 Mari Andersson (CAL) def. No. 63 Stacey Tan (STAN) 6-4, 6-24. No. 28 Mallory Burdette (STAN) def. Kasia Siwosz (CAL) 6-0, 6-15. No. 95 Carolyn McVeigh (STAN) def. Tayler Davis (CAL) 7-5, 3-6, 6-46. Veronica Li (STAN) def. Nelly Radeva (CAL) 6-1, 4-6, 6-2Order of finish: 4, 1, 2, 3, 6*, 5

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