Barnes and Burdette to Play for National Indoors Doubles Title

Nov. 6, 2004

Stanford tennis had an impressive day around the country, as Erin Burdette and Alice Barnes advanced to the 2004 ITA National Indoor Championships doubles final in Ann Arbor, Mich., and freshmen Whitney Deason and Lejla Hodzic both advanced to the singles final at the Thunderbird Invitational in Tempe, Ariz.

Barnes and Burdette knocked off a seeded doubles pair at National Indoors for the second-straight day with a 9-7 victory over No. 2 Catrina Thompson and Christian Thompson. The Cardinal pair will face Northwestern's Audra Cohen and Cristelle Grier tomorrow in the finals. Barnes and Burdette will be looking to add to Stanford's six doubles titles in this event.

On the Arizona State campus, Deason and Hodzic each won a pair of singles matches this afternoon to advance to the finals. Deason, the fourth-seeded player in the tournament, dropped Kansas State's Tamar Kvaratskhelia, 6-2, 6-2, and then defeated ASU's Sabrina Capannolo, 6-3, 6-3. Hodzic knocked off the third seed, Maria Rosenberg of KSU, to start the day and then earned the chance to battle her teammate for the Championship by knocking off the No. 1 seed, Josslyn Burkett. Hodzic won the two-set victory over the Sun Devil, 6-3, 6-0.

Deason and Hodzic will also line up on the same side of the net tomorrow, as the pair advanced to the semifinals in doubles action with an 8-6 victory over Arizona State's Lauren Colalillo and Rebecca Rankin.

Competition at both tournaments will conclude on Sunday.

2004 ITA National Indoor Championships
Ann Arbor, Mich. * UM Varsity Tennis Center
Day Three * Nov. 6, 2004
Stanford Results
Doubles - Main Draw Quarterfinals

Alice Barnes/Erin Burdette (3-0, Advanced to Finals) def. No. 2 Catrina Thompson/Christian Thompson, Notre Dame, 9-7.

Thunderbird Invitational
Saturday, Nov. 6, 2004 * Arizona State
Stanford Results Only
Singles - Main Draw

No. 4 Whitney Deason (4-0, Advanced to Finals) def. Tamar Kvaratskhelia (KSU), 6-2, 6-2; def. Sabrina Capannolo (ASU), 6-3, 6-3.
Lejla Hodzic (4-0, Advanced to Finals) - def. No. 3 Maria Rosenberg (KSU), 6-3, 6-3; def. No. 1 Joslynn Burkett (ASU), 6-3, 6-0.
Doubles - Main Draw
No. 2 Deason/Hodzic (2-0, Advanced to Semifinals) - def. Colalillo/Rankin (ASU), 8-6.