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  Erin Burdette
Erin Burdette

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Jackson, Ga.

High School:
Monroe Academy

Height:
5-11

* 2005 NCAA Doubles Champion *
* Two-time ITA Doubles Team of the Year Winner *
* Four-time All-American *

At Stanford: Finished her career with a 77-16 dual record and a 118-30 overall record ... She is tied for No. 15 in Stanford history with 77 dual victories in her career ... Her 25-1 dual mark in the 2002 season is tied for tenth-best in school history.

2004-05 (Senior): Along with Alice Barnes, captured the 2005 NCAA Doubles Champion and named the ITA National Doubles Team of the Year ... Garnered All-America honors in doubles ... Named Second-Team All-Pac-10 ... Ranked No. 29 in the final ITA Singles Rankings and No. 3 in the Doubles Rankings with Barnes ... Missed part of the spring season with injury, but returned to the court for the NCAA Tournament ... Scored a 6-4, 6-1 victory over Texas's Kendra Strohm to clinch Stanford's 4-0 victory in the NCAA title match ... Tallied a 19-9 singles record, with a 9-6 mark in dual matches ... Missed the NCAA Singles Championship because of her injury ... Posted a 5-0 record in the NCAA Doubles Championship with Barnes en route to the title ... Upset the top-ranked duo of Caroline Basu and Shadisha Robinson of Georgia in three sets in the round of 16 ... Defeated teammates Amber Liu and Anne Yelsey in the finals for her first individual NCAA title ... Also captured the Pac-10 Indoors Singles Championship with a 4-0 record in Seattle in January ... Defeated three ranked foes en route to the title, including a three-set win over then-No. 13 Dea Sumantri (Washington) in the finals ... Also won the doubles title with Barnes ... Advanced to the semifinals of the ITA Northwest Regional Championship in the fall and earned an at-large bid to the ITA National Indoors ... Advanced to the Round of 16 at the Riviera/ITA All-American Main Draw and the ITA National Indoor Championships before falling to top-ranked Cristelle Grier of Northwestern both times ... Teamed up with Barnes for the ITA Northwest Regional Doubles Title, defeating Stanford freshmen Whitney Deason and Lejla Hodzic in the finals ... Took second place in doubles at the ITA National Indoors with Barnes.

2003-04 (Junior): Named ITA and Pac-10 Doubles Team of the Year with partner Lauren Barnikow after finishing season ranked No. 1 by the ITA and notching a 31-3 record ... Garnered All-America accolades for third-straight season ... Earned Second-Team All-Pac-10 honors ... Ranked No. 25 in final ITA singles rankings ... Posted a 25-5 overall singles record and 19-2 dual record primarily at the No. 3 spot ... Advanced to the quarterfinals of Pac-10 Individual Tournament with wins over Arizona's Debbie Larocque (7-6, 7-5) and UCLA's Laura Gordon (6-1, 6-2) before falling to No. 3 Raquel Kops-Jones of California (6-3, 6-3) ... Took the Pac-10 Tournament doubles title with partner Alice Barnes (No. 56 in ITA doubles rankings) ... Advanced to the singles final match at the Riviera/ITA All-American in October with a 4-1 record ... Tallied wins over No. 1 Julie Smekodub of Tulane (6-1, 6-4) in the quarterfinals and defeated Georgia's top-ranked Agata Cioroch in three sets (6-3, 3-6, 6-3) in the semifinals ... Fell to No. 1 Raquel Kops-Jones of California in the finals 6-3, 6-2 ... Qualified for the ITA Indoor Championships but withdrew due to a wrist injury, same injury kept her from competing in the ITA Northwest Regional Championships.

2002-03 (Sophomore): Garnered All-America accolades ... Earned Second-Team All-Pac-10 honors and was named the conference Doubles Team of the Year with teammate Erin Burdette ... Ranked No. 2 doubles team in the country in ITA rankings ... Advanced to the quarterfinal round of the NCAA Doubles championships ... Recorded an 8-5 victory over Cal's No. 4-ranked duo of Fusano/Kops-Jones ... Tallied a 33-6 overall doubles record ... Tallied a 6-0 record in NCAA postseason singles action to help Stanford to the NCAA Championship match ... Boasted a 31-9 overall season record ... Advanced to the quarterfinal round of the Pac-10 Individual Championships ... Notched a 16-5 record against Pac-10 opponents.

2001-02 (Freshman): ITA Singles All-American ... Won her first four matches at the NCAA Singles Championships before falling to Wake Forest's Bea Bielik in the semifinals ... Was Stanford's busiest singles player throughout the season, posting a 43-7 overall record including a sparkling 25-1 mark in dual match competition ... Ranked No. 11 in the Final ITA Singles Rankings ... Finished the season with an unblemished 19-0 record at the No. 4 singles position including a 4-0 mark in NCAA Tournament play ... Sealed the Cardinal's victory in the NCAA title match, overwhelming Florida's Alexis Gordon 7-6, 6-2 at the No. 4 singles position ... Burdette and Lauren Barnikow finished the season No. 13 in the Final ITA Rankings, and won two matches at the NCAA Doubles Championships before falling in the quarterfinals.

Prior to Stanford: Was ranked No. 10 in the Girls U-18 National Singles Rankings ... The 2000 Easter Bowl doubles champion with current Stanford sophomore Lauren Barnikow ... Burdette and Barnikow also reached the finals of the 2000 Australian Junior Open ... In singles play, Burdette was the winner of a USTA Satellite event in El Paso, TX.

Personal: Daughter of Judy and Alan ... Has an older brother and two younger sisters ... Hobbies include reading, being outdoors, and listening to music.

Coach Lele Forood says: "The two-time captain of the squad looks for another strong year in singles, where for the second time in three years she clinched the championship match in the NCAA final. Erin's vast doubles experience where she has been ranked #1 in the country most of the last two years with graduated senior Lauren Barnikow should ensure her new partnership with Alice Barnes some good success as well. With an emphasis on big serving and more aggressive play this should be an outstanding final campaign in Erin's Stanford career."

Updated: 6/9/05


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