No. 12 Stanford, No. 18 USC Suspended At 3-3; Doubles Unplayed
April 4, 2010
STANFORD, Calif. - Sunday's match between No. 12 Stanford and No. 18 USC was suspended due to rain, with the score knotted at 3-3 and the doubles competition yet to begin.
The match will be resumed at the Pac-10 Championships in Ojai, Calif., later this month, but only if the result is needed to decide the conference champion.
Stanford remains at 14-1 overall and 3-0 in the Pac-10 while USC is still 11-7 overall and 3-1 in league play.
The teams were originally scheduled to face off on Friday afternoon, but the match was postponed until Sunday due to rain. In fact, the singles competition was played first but only five of the six matches managed to complete one game in the first set.
Stanford and USC were also rained out on Feb. 27 in Los Angeles in a non-counting Pac-10 match.
The Cardinal put two singles wins in the books early on, with Veronica Li and Mallory Burdette collecting wins at the Nos. 6 and 4 spots, respectively. Li won 6-1, 6-1 while Burdette posted a 6-1, 6-3 victory.
But USC tied the match at 2-2, receiving wins from Alison Ramos on court two and Danielle Lao in a three-setter at the No. 3 position.
Carolyn McVeigh's 2-6, 6-1, 7-5 victory at the No. 5 spot put Stanford back in control at 3-2, and the Cardinal needed just one more point to secure the match.
Hilary Barte and Maria Sanchez had split sets at the No. 1 spot before rain began to fall again during their third set. The contest was moved indoors, with Sanchez prevailing in a tiebreaker 8-6 to claim the win and even the overall match score at 3-3.
Stanford will play its next three matches on the road, starting with Washington State on Thursday, Apr. 8.
1) No. 2 Maria Sanchez (USC) d. No. 8 Hilary Barte (STAN) 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (8-6)
2) No. 26 Alison Ramos (USC) d. No. 61 Lindsay Burdette (STAN) 6-3, 6-3
3) No. 30 Danielle Lao (USC) d. No. 69 Stacey Tan (STAN) 4-6, 6-1, 6-4
4) No. 36 Mallory Burdette (STAN) d. No. 103 Valeria Pulido (USC) 6-1, 6-3
5) No. 109 Carolyn McVeigh (STAN) d. Sarah Fansler (USC) 2-6, 6-1, 7-5
6) Veronica Li (STAN) vs. Lyndsay Kinstler (USC) 6-1, 6-1
Order of Finish: 6, 4, 2, 3, 5, 1
1) No. 2 Barte/L. Burdette (STAN) vs. No. 46 Lao/Sanchez (USC), suspended
2) No. 26 M. Burdette/Tan (STAN) vs. Pulido/Ramos (USC), suspended
3) McVeigh/Li (STAN) vs. Fansler/Kinstler (USC), suspended