Wildcats fall to No. 10 Stanford.

April 3, 2009

No. 59 Arizona (10-6, 1-3 Pac 10) fell to the 10 ranked Cardinal (14-3, 4-1 Pac 10) 7-0 Friday in Palo Alto.


Stanford jumped out to an early 1-0 lead when they took the doubles point 3-0. Junior Claire Rietsch and freshman Natasha Marks fell to Hilary Barte and Lindsay Burdette 8-2.


In the No. 2 spot, senior Danielle Steinberg and freshman Sarah Landsman fell to Carolyn McVeigh and Jessica Nguyen 9-8 (5), and in the No. 3 spot, junior Ariane Masschelein and sophomore Jane Huh fell to Logan Hansen and Veronica Li 8-3.


'Stanford is a good team, but we feel that we could have done a better job closing in on opportunities,' Said head coach Vicky Maes, 'We didn't execute our points very well in the doubles, which cost us the doubles point.'


In singles, freshmen Natasha Marks and Sarah Landsman, and sophomore Jane Huh came close in the 2nd, 3rd, and 6th spots, but they were unable to overcome Stanford's momentum.


In the No. 4 spot, junior Ariane Masschelein fell to Veronica Li 6-1, 6-2, which clinched the game for the Cardinal.


'In singles, we had our chances at 2,3, and 6 but after close first sets, we were unable to gain enough momentum,' Maes continued, 'We hope to do a better job tomorrow against Cal.'


Tomorrow's match against the 8 ranked Cal team is set to start at noon.


The link to the Cal webcast can be found here: http://www.calbears.com/sports/w-tennis/spec-rel/video-webcast-07.html


Full results:




1) No. 11 Barte/Burdette (STAN) d. No. 76 Marks/Rietsch (ARIZ) 8-2


2) No. 57 McVeigh/Nguyen (STAN) d. Landsman/Steinberg (ARIZ) 9-8 (5)


3) Hansen/Li (STAN) d. Huh/Masschelein (ARIZ) 8-3




1) No. 11 Hilary Barte (STAN) d. No. 94 Danielle Steinberg (ARIZ) 6-1, 6-3


2) No. 122 Lindsay Burdette (STAN) d. Natasha Marks (ARIZ) 7-6 (4), 6-2


3) No. 83 Jessica Nguyen (STAN) d. Sarah Landsman (ARIZ) 6-7 (1), 7-5, (10-4)


4) Veronica Li (STAN) d. Ariane Masschelein (ARIZ) 6-1, 6-2


5) Carolyn McVeigh (STAN) d. Claire Rietsch (ARIZ) 6-0, 6-2


6) Logan Hansen (STAN) d. Jane Huh (ARIZ) 7-5, 6-3


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