No. 15 Miami Upends No. 5 Stanford 5-1 In ITA Indoors Finale

Feb. 15, 2009

STANFORD, Calif.- No. 5 Stanford wrapped up play at the ITA National Team Indoor Championships on Sunday afternoon in Madison, Wis., suffering a 5-1 loss to No. 15 Miami in the tournament's consolation round.

Stanford (4-2) closes out this year's tournament with a 1-2 mark. The Cardinal downed No. 11 North Carolina 5-2 yesterday to bounce back from a 4-3 loss to No. 14 Notre Dame on Friday morning.

After quickly losing at the No. 1 spot in doubles, Miami (8-1) surged ahead to record wins at the Nos. 2 and 3 positions and clinch the doubles point for a 1-0 lead.

Gabriela Mejia provided the Hurricanes with a bit more breathing room with a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Veronica Li at the No. 5 spot, making it 2-0.

In perhaps her most dominant performance of the weekend, Hilary Barte stormed past eighth-ranked Julia Cohen 6-0, 6-2 at the No. 1 spot of the lineup to record Stanford's only point of the match. Barte went 3-0 on the weekend- winning all her matches against nationally-ranked foes- and now stands at 16-3 overall and 8-0 in duals on the year while riding a seven-match winning streak.

Miami then padded its lead with wins on courts three and two, clinching the match when Michaela Kissell downed Jessica Nguyen 7-5, 6-2 at the No. 2 spot.

Stanford is back on the court on Thursday, Feb. 19, hosting Saint Mary's in a 1:30 p.m. match. The Cardinal will play its next six contests at home, where the club owns an eye-popping 138-match winning streak (110 in the regular season) that dates back to the 1999 season.

No. 15 Miami 5, No. 5 Stanford 1

1) No. 41 Barte/Burdette (STAN) d. Cohen/Vallverdu (MIA) 8-1
2) Kissell/Alessa Waibel (MIA) d. McVeigh/Nguyen (STAN) 8-5
3) Eichkorn/Mejia (MIA) d. Hansen/Yen (STAN) 8-4
Order of Finish: 1, 2, 3

1) No. 26 Hilary Barte (STAN) d. No. 8 Julia Cohen (MIA) 6-0, 6-2
2) No. 50 Michaela Kissell (MIA) d. Jessica Nguyen (STAN) 7-5, 6-2
3) No. 114 Laura Vallverdu (MIA) d. No. 97 Lindsay Burdette (STAN) 7-6 (5), 6-4
4) No. 20 Bianca Eickhorn (MIA) d. Carolyn McVeigh (STAN) 6-4, 6-4
5) Gabriela Mejia (MIA) d. Veronica Li (STAN) 6-2, 6-2
6) Claudia Wasilweski (MIA) led Courtney Clayton (STAN) 6-2, 1-0, aban.
Order of Finish: 5, 1, 3, 2, 4

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