April 25, 2012
Ojai, Calif. - The fifth-ranked Stanford women's tennis team captured all six singles matches en route to a 7-0 victory over No. 31 Washington State in a Pac-12 Conference match Wednesday afternoon.
The match was originally scheduled for March 25 in Stanford but was postponed due to rain. In today's match Stanford (18-1, 9-1 Pac-12) captured the opening doubles point against Washington State (18-6, 6-4) and never looked back.
At No. 1 doubles the nation's second-ranked duo of Mallory Burdette and Nicole Gibbs posted an 9-8 (7-4) win over WSU's Andjela Kankaras and Ksenia Googe. At No. 2 Stanford's Stacey Tan and Ellen Tsay, ranked 25th nationally, defeated Liudmila Vasilieva and Elizaveta Luzina, 8-4, while Stanford made it a sweep at when Natalie Dillon and Veronica Li defeated Elisabeth Fournier and Charlotte Koning, 8-5, at No. 3.
In singles play the Cardinal took the first four matches in straight sets. At No. 1 Gibbs, ranked third in the nation, defeated No. 50 Vasilieva, 6-2, 6-3 while No. 5 Burdette posted a 6-0, 6-0 win over No. 108 Fournier at second singles.
Tan, ranked 57th, defeated Googe 6-0, 6-0 at No. 3 while No. 65 Tsay earned a 6-3, 6-1 win over Kankaras at No. 4. At No. 6 Koning went three sets with Dillon, capturing the first 6-1 before Dillon fought back in the second 6-1. With the team decision no longer in doubt, a 10-point tiebreaker was played, with Dillon capturing a 10-8 victory.
The final match of the day came at No. 5 where Li won two close sets, 7-5, 6-4, to close out the match.
The Cougars are next in action Thursday when they participate in the 2012 Pac-12 Conference Championships in Ojai.
WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY TENNIS
No. 5 Stanford 7 def. No. 31 Washington State 0
April 25, 2012
No. 1 No. 2 Mallory Burdette/Nicole Gibbs (S) def. Andjela Kankaras/Ksenia Googe (WSU) 9-8 (7-4)
No. 2 No. 25 Stacey Tan/Ellen Tsay (S) def. Liudmila Vasilieva/Elizaveta Luzina (WSU) 8-4
No. 3 Natalie Dillon/Veronica Li (S) def. Elisabeth Fournier/Charlotte Koning (WSU) 8-5
Order of finish: 2, 3, 1
No. 1 No. 3 Nicole Gibbs (S) def. No. 50 Liudmila Vasilieva (WSU) 6-2, 6-3
No. 2 No. 5 Mallory Burdette (S) def. No. 108 Elisabeth Fournier (WSU) 6-0, 6-0
No. 3 No. 57 Stacey Tan (S) def. Ksenia Googe (WSU) 6-0, 6-0
No. 4 No. 65 Ellen Tsay (S) def. Andjela Kankaras (WSU) 6-3, 6-1
No. 5 Veronica Li (S) def. Elizaveta Luzina (WSU) 7-5, 6-4
No. 6 Natalie Dillon (S) def. Charlotte Koning (WSU) 1-6, 6-1, 1-0 (8)
Order of finish: 3, 2, 4, 1, 6, 5