Stanford Downs Michigan 4-0
May 15, 2004
STANFORD, Calif. - The No. 1 Stanford women's tennis team tallied its 16th shutout this season and extended its perfect record to 25-0 with a 4-0 win over No. 26 Michigan in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday at Taube Tennis Center.
'We played pretty well against Michigan today,' head coach Lele Forood said. 'We have some people who are playing very sharp right now and are just going to get sharper heading into action next week.'
The Cardinal duo of Alice Barnes and Amber Liu recorded an 8-4 victory over Michigan's Kim Plaushines and Debra Streifler. The top-ranked pair of Lauren Barnikow and Erin Burdette clinched the doubles point for Stanford with an 8-4 win over Wolverines Michelle DaCosta and Kara Delicata.
Freshman Theresa Logar was first off the court again at the No. 5 position, downing Delicata 6-0, 6-3. Logar now boasts a 24-0 dual singles record in her first season on the Farm.
Seventh-ranked Liu, the 2003 NCAA Singles Champion, didn't drop a single game this weekend after notching a 6-0, 6-0 win over DaCosta at the No. 1 spot. Senior Anderson clinched the win for Stanford after defeating Michigan's Streifler 6-2, 6-3.
The No. 2-seed Cardinal next travel to Athens, Ga., on May 20, to compete in the round of 16 at the 2004 NCAA Tournament.
Stanford 4, Michigan 0
1-(1) Barnikow/Burdette (Stan)* def. (41) DaCosta/Delicata (Mich) 8-4
2-Barnes/Liu (Stan) def. Plaushines/Streifler (Mich) 8-4
3-(56) Anderson/Yelsey (Stan) vs. Nolan/Tipirneni (Mich) DNF
Order of finish: 2, 1
* Clinched doubles point
1-(7) Amber Liu (Stan) def. (53) Michelle DaCosta (Mich) 6-0, 6-0
2-(10) Alice Barnes (Stan) vs. (83) Elizabeth Exon (Mich) DNF
3-(23) Erin Burdette (Stan) vs. Kavitha Tipirneni (Mich) DNF
4-(56) Lauren Barnikow (Stan) vs. Leanne Rutherford (Mich) DNF
5-(40) Theresa Logar (Stan) def. Kara Delicata (Mich) 6-0, 6-3
6-(60) Emilia Anderson (Stan)* def. Debra Streifler (Mich) 6-2, 6-3
Order of finish: 5, 1, 6
* Clinched match
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