No. 1 Stanford Downs No. 6 UCLA 5-2

April 16, 2004

LOS ANGELES - The No. 1 Stanford women's tennis team remains undefeated after downing No. 6 UCLA 5-2 on Friday at the Los Angeles Tennis Center. With the win, the Cardinal improve to 22-0 overall and 7-0 in Pac-10 action.

In doubles, top-ranked Lauren Barnikow and Erin Burdette battled back from a 4-0 deficit to defeat UCLA's Daniela Bercek and Lauren Fisher 8-5 at the No. 1 spot. The Bruins, however, took the doubles point by taking wins in both the No. 2 and No. 3 positions. Jackie Carleton and Feriel Esseghir defeated Stanford1s Alice Barnes and Amber Liu 8-3 at the No. 2 spot, and UCLA1s Laura Gordon and Sarah Gregg posted an 8-4 victory over Emilia Anderson and Anne Yelsey in the third spot.

UCLA took a 2-0 lead after Gordon cruised to a 6-1, 6-0 victory over Anderson at the No. 6 position. Stanford then posted a trio of straight-set decisions. Next to finish was court No. 5, where Cardinal freshman Theresa Logar posted a 6-4, 6-1 victory over Fisher. At the No. 2 position, Barnes defeated Carleton, 6-4, 6-2, while on court No. 3, Burdette knocked off Esseghir, 6-3, 7-6 (4).

Barnikow clinched the Cardinal victory with a 3-6, 6-1, 6-3 win over Gregg at the No. 4 position. In the day1s final showdown, Liu defeated Bercek, 7-6 (6), 4-6, 6-3.

Stanford wraps up the regular season and competes for the conference championship at USC on Saturday, April 17, at Noon.

Doubles
1. (1) Barnikow/Burdette (Stan) def. Bercek/Fisher (UCLA) 8-5
2. (26) Carleton/Esseghir (UCLA) def. (50) Barnes/Liu (Stan) 8-3
3. Gordon/Gregg (UCLA) def. Anderson/Anne Yelsey (Stan) 8-4
UCLA Wins Doubles Point

Singles
1. (10) Amber Liu (Stan) def. (52) Daniela Bercek (UCLA) 7-6 (6), 4-6, 6-3
2. (13) Alice Barnes (Stan) def. (16) Jackie Carleton (UCLA) 6-4, 6-2
3. (22) Erin Burdette (Stan) def. Feriel Esseghir (UCLA) 6-3, 7-6 (4)
4. (43) Lauren Barnikow (Stan) def. Sarah Gregg (UCLA) 3-6, 6-1, 6-3
5. (35) Theresa Logar (Stan) def. Lauren Fisher (UCLA) 6-4, 6-1
6. Laura Gordon (UCLA) def. (75) Emilia Anderson (Stan)6-1, 6-0

Singles Order of Finish: 6, 5, 3, 2, 4, 1

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