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Women's tennis falls to top-ranked Cardinal


April 02, 2011

Despite snagging the doubles point to start the match, the top-ranked Stanford Cardinal was just a little too much for the No. 13 Arizona State women’s tennis team, defeating the Sun Devils 6-1 in Stanford, Calif.

ASU (13-4, 3-1) started the match taking the doubles points with hard fought victories in the No. 2 and 3 spots. The doubles pair of Michelle Brycki and Jacqueline Cako upset the 30th-ranked Ahn/Gibbs of Stanford, 8-5. ASU’s Sianna Simmons and Ashlee Brown also notched a victory on the doubles court with a 8-6 victory over the Cardinal pair Li/Tan.

In singles play the Cardinal (18-0, 5-0 Pac-10), who currently holds an NCAA-record home winning streak of 175 consecutive matches, took home the victory winning all six spots. The Aussies battled into extra sets with Stanford in the fifth and sixth spots. Michelle Brycki fell eventually to No. 55 Stacey Tan, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, while Veronica Li defeated Ashlee Brown 3-6, 6-3, 1-0 (5).

The Sun Devils head to Berkeley, Calif. for a rematch with the California Golden Bears, Saturday, with the match counting in the Pac-10 standings. ASU upset the then-ranked No. 9 Bears in Tempe, Ariz.

No. 1 Stanford 6, No. 13 Arizona State 1


DOUBLES
1) No. 2 Barte/Burdette (STAN) d. No. 18 Hein/McKenna (ASU) 8-1

2) Brycki/Cako (ASU) d. No. 30 Ahn/Gibbs (STAN) 8-5

3) No. 70 Brown/Simmons (ASU) d. Li/Tan (STAN) d. 8-6

Order of Finish: 1, 2, 3

SINGLES
1) No. 4 Hilary Barte (STAN) d. No. 19 Kelcy McKenna (ASU) 6-3, 6-2

2) No. 22 Mallory Burdette (STAN) d. No. 11 Jacqueline Cako (ASU) 6-4, 6-1

3) No. 12 Nicole Gibbs (STAN) d. No. 106 Micaela Hein (ASU) 6-4, 6-4

4) No. 17 Kristie Ahn (STAN) d. No. 120 Hannah James (ASU) 6-3, 6-3

5) No. 55 Stacey Tan (STAN) d. Michelle Brycki (ASU) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3

6) Veronica Li (STAN) d. Ashlee Brown (ASU) 3-6, 6-3, 1-0 (5)

Order of Finish: unavailable