May 23, 2006
No. 1 Stanford finishes season 30-0 ... Record 15th NCAA championship for Stanford; won titles in 1982-84-86-87-88-89-90-91-97-99-2001-02-04-05-06 ... First team to win three straight NCAA titles since Cardinal won its last of six straight in 1991 ... Stanford win streak is now at 86 straight ... Cardinal has also won 107 straight at home (last loss was in 1999) ... Stanford yielded just one point in six NCAA tournament matches, out-scoring opponents 24-1 ... Cardinal also yielded just one point in 2001 and 2004 tournaments. No team has ever gone through the tournament without giving up a point ... Cardinal has won 19 straight NCAA tournament matches since losing to Florida in 2003 final (and 35 of last 36 NCAA matches) ... Cardinal coach Lele Forood improves to 35-1 in NCAA matches (and is 168-3 overall) ... Stanford has played in 20 of the 25 NCAA finals and has a 15-5 record in title match ... This is the eighth time Stanford has gone unbeaten en route to the NCAA title. Also did in 1982-84-89-90-2001-04-05 ... Stanford beat Quinnipiac in first round, Arizona in second round, TCU in round of 16, Duke in QF and Florida in SF ... Cardinal's four seniors (Alice Barnes, Jessica Leck, Joanna Kao and Amber Liu) helped program to 111-2 record over the past four seasons ... Barnes named tournament's Most Outstanding Player for third straight year (only winner of this award, which began in 2004) ... Stanford is now 198-4 over the past seven seasons ... Fourth 30-year win season in Stanford history and first since 2001 ... Stanford leads all-time series against Miami 11-1 ... Theresa Logar, Celia Durkin and Whitney Deason went 3-0 this week in singles ... Logar won clinching point in today's final at No. 3 singles ... Stanford's three doubles teams finish a combined 52-3 in dual matches this season ... Theresa Logar is 19-0 in dual matches this season and Celia Durkin is 22-0 this season ... Stanford starters are a combined 52-3 during their career in NCAA (team tournament) singles matches: Amber Liu 11-2; Alice Barnes 14-0; Theresa Logar 12-0; Anne Yelsey. 5-0 (did not play in final); Whitney Deason 5-0; Celia Durkin 4-1 (1-0 at Stanford, 2-1 at Harvard - 1 loss was to Barnes) and Jessica Nguyen 3-0 ... Cardinal junior Anne Yelsey was removed from singles lineup due to injury. Whitney Deason moved to No. 4, Celia Durkin move to No. 5 and freshman Jessica Nguyen jumped into the lineup at No. 6 ... No. 7 seed Miami finishes season with 23-7 record. Beat No. 2 (Notre Dame) and 3 (USC) seeds to reach final ... UM was making second NCAA final appearance and first since '85 ... UM is one of only seven schools to appear in two or more NCAA finals ... UM is only the second ACC school to reach NCAA final, joining Duke's 1998 team ... Miami's Audra Cohen went 3-0 this week and is 32-1 this season ... UM's Monika Dancevic (No. 3) and Patricia Starzyk (No. 5) went 3-1 in singles this week ... Miami beat Boston University in first round, Florida International in second round, Fresno State in round of 16, Notre Dame in QF and Southern Cal in SF ... This is the 25th anniversary of women's championships for the NCAA ... Stanford's 15 NCAA titles in women's tennis is second only to North Carolina's 17 in women's soccer ... The Cardinal passes LSU track and field, which is third with 14.