Freshmen Face Off on Wednesday

Nov. 9, 2004

Stanford, Calif. - Although rain cut the Arizona State Thunderbird Invitational short last Sunday, the Cardinal will finish out the singles portion of the tournament on Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Taube Tennis Center, as freshmen Whitney Deason and Lejla Hodzic play for the singles title.

Deason, who entered the draw as the No. 4 seed, posted a 4-0 record to advance to the finals. In the semifinals, Deason notched a 6-3, 6-0 victory over the No. 1 seed, Arizona State's Josslyn Burkett to advance to the championship.

Hodzic also compiled a perfect 4-0 record to earn a slot in the title match. She posted a 6-3, 6-3 victory over No. 3 seed Maria Rosenberg of Kansas State in the quarterfinals before scoring a 6-3, 6-3 win over Arizona State's Sabrina Capannolo to earn her place in the finals.

Thunderbird Invitational
Tempe, Ariz. * Arizona State
Friday, Nov. 5 - Sunday, Nov. 7, 2004
Stanford Results in the Singles Main Draw

Whitney Deason (4-0, Advanced to Finals) - def. Debra Streifler (UM), 6-1, 6-2; def. Kady Pooler (ASU), 6-2, 6-4; def. Tamar Kvaratskhelia (KSU), 6-2, 6-2; def. No. 1 Joslynn Burkett (ASU), 6-3, 6-0.

Lejla Hodzic (4-0, Advanced to Finals) - def. Nina Yaftali (UM), 6-2, 6-2; def. Stephanie Kusano (Cal), 6-2, 3-0, retired; def. No. 3 Maria Rosenberg (KSU), 6-3, 6-3; def. Sabrina Capannolo (ASU), 6-3, 6-3.