No. 1 Stanford Wins 16th Straight Match

April 18, 2003

Stanford, Calif. - The top-ranked Stanford women's tennis team won the doubles point and five singles matches en route to a 6-1 victory over No. 15 UCLA on Friday afternoon in the annual 'Spring Smash' presented by ZOOM Marketing. The Cardinal have now won 16 consecutive matches and stand at 18-1 overall and 6-0 in the Pac-10.

Stanford won the first two doubles matches, getting the point and wins from Alice Barnes (Cambridge, UK) and Amber Liu (La Mesa, CA) at No. 2 and Emilia Anderson (Cincinnati, OH) and Story Tweedie-Yates (Redmond, WA) at the third spot. UCLA's Laura Gordon and Sara Walker upset the top-ranked doubles team of Lauren Barnikow (Woodbridge, NJ) and Erin Burdette (Jackson, GA) 9-7.

The Cardinal cruised to straight-set victories at No. 4, 5 and 6, while Anderson gave Stanford the fourth point 6-3, 6-2 at No. 5. Barnikow picked up a 7-5, 6-3 win over Susi Wild at the second spot to make it 5-0 Cardinal.

Liu, ranked fourth, came back to defeat No. 12 Sara Walker 3-6, 6-2, 1-0 (10-8) at the top singles spot. The Bruins picked up their lone point of the match when Feriel Esseghir defeated Burdette 6-4, 2-6, 1-0 (11-9).

The Cardinal will be back in action tomorrow when they host fourth-ranked USC in the 'Spring Smash' presented by ZOOM Marketing at 12 p.m.

No. 1 Stanford 6, No. 15 UCLA 1

Singles:
1. #4 Amber Liu (STAN) def. #12 Sara Walker (UCLA) -- 3-6, 6-2, 1-0 (10-8)
2. #14 Lauren Barnikow (STAN) def. #71 Susi Wild (UCLA) -- 7-5, 6-3
3. Feriel Esseghir (UCLA) def. #35 Erin Burdette (STAN) -- 6-4, 2-6, 1-0 (11-9)
4. #9 Alice Barnes (STAN) def. Laura Gordon (UCLA) -- 6-4, 6-2
5. #119 Emilia Anderson (STAN) def. Anya Loncaric (UCLA) -- 6-3, 6-2
6. #122 Story Tweedie-Yates (STAN) def. Shilpa Joshi (UCLA) -- 6-3, 6-2

Doubles:
1. Gordon/Walker (UCLA) def. #1 Barnikow/Burdette (STAN) -- 9-7
2. Barnes/Liu (STAN) def. Gregg/Wild (UCLA) -- 8-2
3. Anderson/Tweedie-Yates (STAN) def. Joshi/Loncaric (UCLA) -- 8-5

Records: Stanford 18-1 (6-0 Pac-10), UCLA 13-9 (4-3 Pac-10)

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