No. 3 Women's Tennis Back In Action This Weekend
March 20, 2007
STANFORD, Calif.- The month of March has given No. 3 Stanford (11-1, 1-0 Pac-10) an opportunity to rack up some impressive wins on its home court.
The Cardinal, which plays seven of its eight March matches at the Taube Tennis Center, hosts Cal Poly (5-8, 2-3 Big West) to close out a five-match homestand on Sunday, Mar. 25, at 11 a.m.
Stanford improved to 7-0 at home with a 5-2 win over Texas back on Mar. 11 in its most recent action. After squaring off against the Mustangs this weekend, the Cardinal travels to UNLV before playing its next four matches at home against the Arizona and Washington schools.
Cal Poly will be the first unranked opponent that Stanford will face this year. After piecing together a season-best three-match winning streak, the Mustangs have dropped two in a row, including a 4-3 setback at UC Santa Barbara in its last contest.
Stanford enters the week tied with Notre Dame at No. 3 in the nation. Georgia holds down the No. 1 spot, followed by Florida at No. 2. The top-10 is rounded out by: No. 5 California, No. 6 Georgia Tech, No. 7 Clemson, No. 8 USC, No. 9 Miami and No. 10 Northwestern.
Six Stanford players are currently ranked among the top-75, including three in the top-15. Celia Durkin is the Cardinal's top-ranked competitor, checking in at No. 10 after posting a 16-8 overall record so far. Theresa Logar is right behind at No. 11, sporting a 10-2 dual match mark among her 16 wins. Jessica Nguyen is No. 14 overall and tied for the team lead in overall victories with 17.
Nguyen's 17 victories are matched by Lindsay Burdette, who comes in at No. 48 thanks to a 10-match winning streak that has not seen her drop a match since October 22.
Two doubles teams are ranked, led by Durkin and Yelsey carrying a 7-2 record at No. 21 in the country. Burdette and Yelsey hold down the No. 34 spot. The duo has played primarily at the No. 1 position in the lineup and has won four in a row for a 7-4 overall mark.
Stanford's next victory will represent the 180th win of head coach Lele Forood's tenure. She enters the week at 179-4 in her time on The Farm.
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