Freshmen Lead Charge For Women's Tennis At Freeman Memorial Championships

Jan. 17, 2010

LAS VEGAS- Freshmen Stacey Tan and Natalie Dillon led the way for Stanford over the weekend at the Freeman Memorial Championships, capturing singles titles in their respective divisions as the Cardinal kicked off its spring season.

Meanwhile, Tan also captured the doubles crown in her flight with fellow rookie Mallory Burdette.

Tan won all five of her singles matches, concluding with a 7-6, 6-2 win over North Carolina's Katrina Tsang in the flight one title match. In doubles, she teamed with Burdette to defeat North Carolina's Sophie Grabinski and Sanaz Marand 8-6. Tan and Burdette, who reached the semifinals of the ITA Northwest Regional Championships back in October, are now 8-2 overall.

Dillon defeated UNLV's Rumyana Terzieva 6-4, 6-7, 6-2 to capture the hardware in the flight two championship match.

Other members of the Stanford women's tennis team were competing at the NCTC Classic in Indian Wells, Calif.

Flight One Singles First Round
No. 16 Mallory Burdette (STAN) def. Leyla Entekhabi (USC) 7-5, 6-1
No. 78 Carolyn McVeigh (STAN) def. Hanna James (ASU) 6-4, 6-4
Stacey Tan (STAN) def. Pavlina Smatova (ORE) 6-4, 6-4
No. 68 Micaela Hein (ASU) def. Veronica Li (STAN) 1-6, 6-2, 6-2

Flight One Singles Second Round
No. 16 Mallory Burdette (STAN) def. Nadia Abdala (ASU) 6-0, 6-3
No. 78 Carolyn McVeigh (STAN) def. Julia Metzger (ORE) 6-4, 6-3
Stacey Tan (STAN) def. Ashlee Brown (ASU) 6-4, 6-1

Flight One Singles Quarterfinals
No. 16 Mallory Burdette (STAN) d. Stephanie Hoffpauir (UCLA) 6-0, 6-4
Stacey Tan (STAN) d. Sophie Grabinski (UNC) 6-4, 6-1
No. 100 Katrina Tsang (UNC) d. No. 78 Carolyn McVeigh (STAN) 7-6, 6-1

Flight One Singles Semifinals
Stacey Tan (STAN) d. No. 25 Sanaz Marand (UNC) 2-6, 6-3, 6-1
No. 100 Katrina Tsang (UNC) d. No. 16 Mallory Burdette (STAN) 6-3, 7-5

Flight One Singles Championship Match
Stacey Tan (STAN) d. No. 100 Katrina Tsang (UNC) 7-6, 6-2

Flight Two Singles First Round
Natalie Dillon (STAN) d. Sabine Fuchs (ORE) 6-1, 6-1

Flight Two Singles Semifinals
Natalie Dillon (STAN) d. Ella Bourchier (UNLV) 7-6, 3-6, 6-4

Flight Two Singles Championship Match
Natalie Dillon (STAN) d. Rumyana Terzieva (UNLV) 6-4, 6-7, 6-2

Additional Singles Matches
Veronica Li (STAN) d. Carling Seguso (UCLA) 6-3, 7-6
Veronica Li (STAN) d. Claire Bartlett (FLA) 6-2, 6-2

Flight One Doubles First Round
Anna Maskaljun/Alisa Razina (UNLV) def. Carolyn McVeigh/Veronica Li (STAN) 8-5Mallory Burdette/Stacey Tan (STAN) def. Caroline Hitimana/Claire Bartlett (UF) 8-2

Flight One Doubles Quarterfinals
Mallory Burdette/Stacey Tan (STAN) d. Kelcy McKenna/Hanna James (ASU) 9-8

Flight One Doubles Semifinals
Mallory Burdette/Stacey Tan (STAN) d. Maya Johansson/Stephanie Hoffpauir (UCLA) 8-2

Flight One Doubles Championship
Mallory Burdette/Stacey Tan (STAN) d. No. 6 Sophie Grabinski/Sanaz Marand (UNC) 8-6

Consolation Doubles Matches
Carling Seguso/Pamela Montez (UCLA) d. Carolyn McVeigh/Veronica Li (STAN) 9-8

Additional Doubles Matches
Micaela Hein/Nadia Abdala (ASU) d. Veronica Li/Natalie Dillon (STAN) 8-3

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