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No. 1 Stanford Routs UC Davis 7-0, Pushes Home Streak Into 2011
Stanford has now won 165 consecutive matches (133 regular season, 32 NCAA Tournament) on its home court.
Jan. 26, 2011
STANFORD, Calif.- Back on the court for the first time since capturing last year's national championship, No. 1 Stanford breezed past UC Davis 7-0 in its season opener on Wednesday afternoon at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium.
The Cardinal (1-0, 0-0 Pac-10) swept all three doubles positions to take an early 1-0 lead, and then cruised in singles play by overwhelming the Aggies (1-2, 0-0 Big West) in a tidy two hours and 21 minutes.
Stacey Tan won her first set 6-4 at the No. 4 spot, representing the only set during singles action in which a UC Davis player won more than three games.
Stanford has now won 165 consecutive matches (133 regular season, 32 NCAA Tournament) on its home court- a streak that spans nearly 12 seasons and is the longest active home winning streak among all sports in Division I athletics. The Cardinal has not lost at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium since a 5-4 setback against No. 4 California back on Feb. 27, 1999.
Stanford is back in action this weekend, participating in ITA Kickoff Weekend. The Cardinal hosts Cal Poly on Friday, Jan. 28, at 2 p.m.
No. 1 Stanford 7, UC Davis 0
1) Barte/Tan (STAN) d. Chui/Heneghan (UCD) 8-2
2) Ahn/Gibbs (STAN) d. Koehly/Zamudio (UCD) 8-1
3) Li/McVeigh (STAN) d. Edles/Curry (UCD) 8-2
Order of Finish: 2, 3, 1
1) No. 5 Hilary Barte (STAN) d. Dahra Zamudio (UCD) 6-2, 6-0
2) No. 80 Nicole Gibbs (STAN) d. Megan Heneghan (UCD) 6-0, 6-2
3) No. 23 Kristie Ahn (STAN) d. Ellie Edles (UCD) 6-3, 6-1
4) No. 47 Stacey Tan (STAN) d. Nicole Koehly (UCD) 6-4, 6-1
5) Veronica Li (STAN) d. Kelly Chui (UCD) 6-3, 6-0
6) Carolyn McVeigh (STAN) d. Lauren Curry (UCD) 6-2, 6-1
Order of Finish: 1, 5, 4, 2, 6, 3