Stanford Celebrates Senior Day With 7-0 Shutout Of No. 45 Pepperdine

April 11, 2009

STANFORD, Calif. - The No. 10 Stanford women's tennis team celebrated senior day with its second shutout in a row, defeating No. 45 Pepperdine 7-0 today in its final regular-season home match at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium.

The Cardinal, which has won 12 of its last 13 matches, is now 17-3 overall and 6-1 in Pac-10 play. The home winning streak at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium is now at 149 in a row (121 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 swept doubles, posting 8-4 wins at both the No. 1 and No. 3 spots, while the No. 57 pair of sophomore Carolyn McVeigh and senior Jessica Nguyen defeated the Waves' Alexandria Walters and Andrea Oates in a tie-breaker 7-6(5).

Freshman Logan Hansen put up the second point for the Cardinal, blanking Danielle Thomasma at No. 6 singles, 6-0, 6-0. No. 11 sophomore Hilary Barte soon followed suit, only conceding one game in the first set to Anamika Bhargava at the top position. McVeigh clinched the victory for Stanford with a 6-1, 6-4 success over Tania Rice at No. 5 singles.

To complete the shutout, the Cardinal earned two more straight-set victories, as freshman Veronica Li won at No. 4 over Oates, 6-4, 6-3 and No. 83 Nguyen beat Alex Liles four-and-four, before No. 122 Lindsay Burdette upset No. 93 Walters in a third-set tiebreaker, 7-5, 4-6, 1-0(6).

Stanford will play its final regular-season match on Saturday, April 18 at California at 12 p.m.

April 11, 2009 - Stanford, Calif.
No. 10 Stanford 7, No. 45 Pepperdine 0
Doubles

1) No. 11 Barte/Burdette (STAN) d. Bhargava/Liles (PEPP) 8-4
2) No. 57 McVeigh/Nguyen (STAN) d. Walters/Oates (PEPP) 7-6(5)
3) Hansen/Li (STAN) d. Rice/Petrova (PEPP) 8-4
Order of Finish: 1, 3, 2
Singles

1) No. 11 Hilary Barte (STAN) d. Anamika Bhargava (PEPP) 6-1, 6-0
2) No. 122 Lindsay Burdette (STAN) d. No. 93 Alexandria Walters (PEPP) 7-5, 4-6, 1-0 (6)
3) No. 83 Jessica Nguyen (STAN) d. Alex Liles (PEPP) 6-4, 6-4
4) Veronica Li (STAN) d. Andrea Oates (PEPP) 6-4, 6-3
5) Carolyn McVeigh (STAN) d. Tania Rice (PEPP) 6-1, 6-4*
6) Logan Hansen (STAN) d. Danielle Thomasma (PEPP) 6-0, 6-0
Order of Finish: 6, 1, 5*, 4, 3, 2
* denotes clinching victory

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