Stanford Advances with 4-0 Win over Kentucky

May 20, 2004

ATHENS, Ga. - The No. 1 Stanford women's tennis team downed Kentucky 4-0 in the 2004 NCAA Championships Round of 16 on Thursday. The Cardinal, who continue undefeated this season at 26-0, advance to face Duke at 3 p.m. ET on Friday, May 21, at the University of Georgia's Henry Field Stadium.

'Kentucky came out as we expected, blazing in doubles and we knew that was coming,' head coach Lele Forood said. 'They were battling us at the two and three, but we got it turned around, we got our feet under us and finished strong in the doubles. So, we were confident going in singles and Erin (Burdette) and a few other people stormed to big leads and that carried us through.'

The top-ranked Stanford duo of Lauren Barnikow and Erin Burdette headed off the doubles court first after downing Kentucky's No. 14-ranked Aibika Kasarieva and Sarah Foster 8-2. The Cardinal pair of Amber Liu and Alice Barnes clinched the doubles point with an 8-5 win over Kim Coventry and Laura Mauer.

Junior Burdette, ranked No. 23 by the ITA, left the singles courts first for the Cardinal after defeating Kentucky's Joelle Schwenck in straights sets 6-1, 6-1. Seventh-ranked sophomore Liu took the win against Kalsarieva 6-2, 6-3. Senior Barnikow clinched the Stanford shutout and victory, downing Mauer 6-3, 6-3.

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Stanford 4, Kentucky 0
1-(1) Barnikow/Burdette (Stan) def. (14) Kalsarieva/Foster (Kent) 8-2
2-Liu/Barnes (Stan) def. Coventry/Maurer (Kent) 8-5
3-(56) Anderson/Yelsey (Stan) vs. Schwenk/Winebrenner (Kent) DNF
Order of Finish: 1, 2

1-(7) Amber Liu (Stan) def. (16) Aibika Kalsarieva (Kent) 6-2, 6-3
2-(10) Alice Barnes (Stan) vs. (48) Sarah Foster (Kent) DNF
3-(23) Erin Burdette (Stan) def. Joelle Schwenck (Kent) 6-1, 6-1
4-(56) Lauren Barnikow (Stan) def. Laura Mauer (Kent) 6-3, 6-3
5-(40) Theresa Logar (Stan) vs. Kim Coventry (Kent) DNF
6-(60) Emilia Anderson (Stan) vs. Christine Simpson (Kent) DNF
Order of Finish: 3, 1, 4

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