No. 10 Stanford Tops No. 21 Arizona State 6-1; Improves To 5-1 In Pac-10

April 4, 2009

STANFORD, Calif.- No. 10 Stanford dispatched of No. 21 Arizona State 6-1 on Saturday afternoon at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium, improving its conference standing while continuing its home court dominance.

The Cardinal, which has won 10 of its last 11 matches, is now 15-3 overall and 5-1 in Pac-10 play. The Sun Devils dropped to 10-6 overall and 3-2 in league competition.

Stanford is navigating through a stretch that features six of its next seven matches at home to close out the month of April. The Cardinal posted a 3-0 mark this week, also defeating Sacramento State and Arizona.

With Saturday's victory, Stanford extended its home winning streak at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium to an unthinkable 147 in a row (119 in the regular season). The Cardinal's last loss in a home dual match occurred more than 10 years ago, in the form of a 5-4 setback to No. 4 California on Feb. 27, 1999.

Stanford grabbed a 1-0 lead by winning the doubles point, highlighted by a convincing 8-1 victory at the No. 2 spot from Carolyn McVeigh and Jessica Nguyen.

Arizona State's Michelle Brycki defeated Logan Hansen 6-3, 6-1 on court six to even the match at 1-1 before Stanford put together a singles surge.

Lindsay Burdette downed Nadia Abdala 6-2, 6-4 at the No. 2 spot, helping Stanford reclaim the edge at 2-1.

In what was expected to be a hard-fought contest at the No. 1 spot, 12th-ranked Hilary Barte easily cruised past third-ranked Kelcy McKenna 6-3, 6-3 for a 3-1 Stanford lead.

Veronica Li's 6-3, 6-3 win on court four provided the clincher.

Stanford is back home again for three matches next week, leading off the stretch with a contest against Fresno State on Tuesday, Apr. 7. That contest begins at 5 p.m.

P>No. 10 Stanford 6, No. 21 Arizona State 1

1) No. 11 Barte/Burdette (STAN) d. No. 13 Hein/McKenna (ASU) 8-2
2) No. 57 McVeigh/Nguyen (STAN) d. No. 71 Abdala/Abdala (ASU) 8-1
3) Hansen/Li (STAN) d. Brown/Simmons (ASU) 8-5
Order of Finish: 2, 1, 3

1) No. 11 Hilary Barte (STAN) d. No. 3 Kelcy McKenna (ASU) 6-3, 6-3
2) No. 122 Lindsay Burdette (STAN) d. No. 53 Nadia Abdala (ASU) 6-2, 6-4
3) No. 83 Jessica Nguyen (STAN) d. Laila Abdala (ASU) 6-4, 6-1
4) Veronica Li (STAN) d. No. 92 Micaela Hein (ASU) 6-3, 6-3
5) Carolyn McVeigh (STAN) d. Michelle Brycki (ASU) 2-6, 6-3, (10-4)
6) Sianna Simmons (ASU) d. Logan Hansen (STAN) 6-3, 6-1
Order of Finish: 6, 2, 1, 4, 3, 5

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