Barte And Burdette To Face Cal's Top Duo In NCAA Doubles Championship Monday

May 24, 2009

  • NCAA Championships Tournament Central

    STANFORD, Calif.- Stanford's top doubles team of sophomore Hilary Barte and junior Lindsay Burdette will play for a national title on Monday morning at the NCAA Championships at College Station, Texas.

    Barte and Burdette outlasted Tennessee's Natalie Pluskota and Caitlin Whoriskey 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (4) on Sunday afternoon in the semifinal round, advancing the Cardinal duo to Monday's championship match.

    Ranked as the No. 8 doubles team in the country, Barte and Burdette are now 27-7 overall this year. The pair has been extremely hot recently, riding a 13-match winning streak while posting a 15-6 mark against nationally-ranked opponents.

    More details to follow.

    NCAA Doubles

  • First Round: No. 8 Barte/Burdette (STAN) d. No. 36 Smith/Tsang (UNC) 6-2, 6-1
  • Round of 16: No. 8 Barte/Burdette (STAN) d. No. 32 Lesniak/Malyarschikova (SMU) 6-2, 6-0
  • Quarterfinals: No. 8 Barte/Burdette (STAN) d. No. 24 Lui/Rose (NW) 6-2, 3-6, 6-4
  • Semifinals: No. 8 Barte/Burdette (STAN) d. No. 10 Pluskota/Whoriskey (TENN) 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (4)