Feb. 2, 2006
Madison, Wis. - Top-ranked Stanford improved to 3-0 this afternoon with a 7-0 victory over No. 12 Kentucky at the U.S. Tennis Association/Intercollegiate Tennis Association National Women's Team Indoor Championship at the University of Wisconsin's A.C. Nielsen Tennis Stadium. Only three of the top-seeded teams advanced to tomorrow's quarterfinals, as No. 2 Georgia Tech, No. 3 Northwestern, No. 4 Georgia, No. 5 Vanderbilt and No. 6 Baylor all lost in the opening round of competition.
Stanford swept doubles to win the point, with an 8-4 victory by second-ranked Alice Barnes and Anne Yelsey at the one-spot over 18th-ranked Kim Coventry and Joelle Schwenk. Celia Durkin and Amber Liu picked up their fifth win together with an 8-4 victory at No. 2 doubles, while Whitney Deason and Theresa Logar teamed up at No. 3 for an 8-2 win.
In singles, the Cardinal won all six matches in two sets, with just one tie-breaker. Liu posted a 6-1, 6-2 victory over No. 53 Coventry in her first singles match of the collegiate season, while Barnes, Logar, Yelsey, Deason and Durkin each tabbed a win for the Cardinal.
Stanford will face 10th-ranked North Carolina at 3 p.m. (CT) tomorrow in the quarters, as the Cardinal seeks its third-straight title in Madison. The Cardinal's win streak now stands at 59 matches.
No. 1 Stanford 7, No. 12 Kentucky 0
No. 1 -- #2 Alice Barnes/Anne Yelsey (S) def. #18 Kim Coventry/Joelle Schwenk (K), 8-4
No. 2 -- Celia Durkin/Amber Liu (S) def. Escamilla/Maurer (K), 8-4
No. 3 -- Whitney Deason/Theresa Logar (S) def. Petrisko/Winbrener (K), 8-2
No. 1 -- Amber Liu (S) def. #53 Kim Coventry (K), 6-1, 6-2
No. 2 -- #4 Alice Barnes (S) def. Joelle Schwenk (K), 6-3, 6-1
No. 3 -- #10 Theresa Logar (S) def. Lara Maurer (K), 6-0, 7-6(3)
No. 4 -- #2 Anne Yelsey (S) def. Carolina Escamilla (K), 6-3, 6-0
No. 5 -- Whitney Deason (S) def. Jessica Guiggioli (K), 6-1, 6-3
No. 6 -- #69 Celia Durkin (S) def. Danielle Petrisko (K), 6-0, 6-2