Four Stanford Players Reach Singles Quarters At Pac-10 Championships

April 23, 2009

STANFORD, Calif.- Four Stanford players reached the quarterfinals of their respective divisions, leading the way on the opening day of competition at the Pac-10 Championships on Thursday in Ojai, Calif.

Hilary Barte, Veronica Li and Jessica Nguyen all won their first two matches in the championship division, while Logan Hansen picked up two victories in the invitational division.

Barte won both her matches in straight sets, breezing past Oregon's Carmen Seremeta 6-1, 6-1 and California's Claire Ilcinkas 6-4, 6-4. Li outlasted Arizona's Sarah Landsman 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 and then dropped USC's Alison Ramos 6-1, 7-5. Meanwhile, Nguyen looked sharp in a 6-2, 6-3 win over California's Mari Andersson before squeezing out a 6-7, 7-6, 6-3 victory over Arizona State's Laila Abdala.

Hansen coasted in the invitational bracket, defeating UCLA's Jordan Dockendorf 6-4, 6-4 and Washington State's Marina Nicolas 6-3, 6-1.

Carolyn McVeigh and Isamarie Perez both dropped their second round match after winning their opener. McVeigh defeated Arizona's Danielle Steinberg 6-4, 2-6, 6-1 before falling to UCLA's Yasmin Schnack 6-2, 6-1. Playing in her first match of the year, Perez downed California's Catie Visico 6-0, 6-4 before dropping a 6-2, 6-1 decision to UCLA's Carling Seguso.

Lindsay Burdette was edged 3-6, 6-2, 6-4 by California's Bojana Bobusic in the championship division in her first round match, while Jennifer Yen suffered a 6-1, 6-3 setback to UCLA's Stephanie Wetmore in her invitational debut.

More singles play, and the start of doubles, are scheduled for Friday.

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