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bis2806
May 24th, 2006, 12:51 AM
Stanford's third straight NCAA team title!!!! They beat Miami 4-1 today in the final. Congrats :) The girls are so strong.... Kinda sucks that Amber Liu lost. Oh yes, and Lindsay Davenport would have been kicking everyone's ass if she went to Stanford; that's the university that offered her a spot but Lindsay declined but she said she would only go to Stanford for college.
Lilia Osterloh, Marissa Irvin, Anne Kremer & Laura Granville played for Stanford in the past.

http://gostanford.cstv.com/sports/w-tennis/recaps/052306aaa.html



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L-R: Joanna Kao, Alice Barnes, Jessica Leck, Amber Liu

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Front Row L-R: Jessica Nguyen, Joanna Kao, Alice Barnes, Amber Liu, Jessica Leck, Anne Yelsey, Whitney Deason, Theresa Logar.


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Front Row: Theresa Logar, Joanna Kao, Anne Yelsey, Celia Durkin, Jessica Nguyen, Megan Doheny, Jessica Leck
Back Row: Alice Barnes, Amber Liu, Whitney Deason

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L-R: Celia Durkin, Theresa Logar, Whitney Deason, Amber Liu, Jessica Nguyen, Joanna Kao, Alice Barnes, Megan Doheny, Anne Yelsey, Jessica Leck

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Amber Liu

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Theresa Logar

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Lejla Hodzic

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Stanford, Calif. - A day behind schedule, the NCAA Division I Women's Championship was played today at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium, with top-ranked and top-seeded Stanford posting a 4-1 victory over seventh-seeded Miami this afternoon to claim the Cardinal's 15th NCAA team title.

Stanford, appearing in the title match for the 20th time in the 25 year history of the championship, captured the crown with a 4-1 victory over the Hurricanes on its home court this afternoon, extending Stanford's NCAA-record win streak to 86 consecutive matches. The Cardinal is also on a 107-home court win streak and has won 18-straight NCAA post-season matches en route to its third-straight title.

Although the title match was originally scheduled to play Monday night at 6:30 p.m., a full day of rain on Sunday pushed the semifinals and finals back one day, Stanford and Miami squared off at noon today, starting with doubles.

Celia Durkin and Amber Liu, ranked No. 22 in the nation, gave the Cardinal a good start, winning the first doubles match on court two with an 8-3 victory over Audrey Banada and Monika Dancevic of Miami. The Stanford point was not secure, though, as top-ranked Alice Barnes and Anne Yelsey were down, 7-3, on court one to second-ranked Melissa Applebaum and Audra Cohen and Lejla Hodzic and Jessica Nguyen were even with Caren Seenauth and Patricia Starzyk on court three.

But the top-ranked doubles duo in the nation proved their top ranking true, winning six-straight games to post a 9-7 victory and earn their 39th win of the season. The victory clinched the doubles point for Stanford.

Head coach Lele Forood changed the starting lineup prior to singles, taking out Yelsey and moving up Whitney Deason and Durkin and adding Nguyen at court six. The move up to court five did not phase Durkin, who finished with a quick 6-0, 6-2 victory over Patricia Starzyk. Nguyen, who had not played singles since the Cardinal's opening round of the tournament against Quinnipiac, gave Stanford a 3-0 lead with a 6-1, 6-0 victory over Caren Seenauth. Miami's second-ranked Audra Cohen notched the lone Hurricane point, posting a two set win over Liu at No. 1 singles.

But on the neighboring courts, Barnes and Theresa Logar were both leading in the second set and just one game away from clinching the Stanford win. It was Logar who finished first, scoring a 6-0, 6-3 victory over 107th-ranked Monika Dancevic to secure the Cardinal's 15th NCAA Team Championship and help Stanford finish the year with a 30-0 record. Logar finishes the dual season with a perfect 20-0 record, while fellow finisher Durkin ended her first team season at Stanford with an unblemished 23-0 mark in duals.

Stanford will be back on the courts tomorrow, as the NCAA Singles Championship begins at 10 a.m. Barnes, Deason, Durkin, Liu, Logar and Yelsey are all slated to compete in the singles bracket, while Barnes-Yelsey and Durkin-Liu compete in the doubles field.

Quotes:
Head Coach Lele Forood
Opening Statement: "We were twitching a little bit in the beginning of the match today, but we got ourselves righted and we had a good performance at No. 2 doubles, which was helping a lot. The ones, it was certainly not their finest day, but they were playing a really good team and they were able to hang in long enough to be able to turn that match around. I'm still not quite sure how they did it, but we got the doubles point taken care of. I think we went out and started to play our game a little bit more in the singles and we certainly broke out to some nice leads, at five and six, especially, and Theresa went out very quickly. That set the tone. Obviously, Audra Cohen played a very well at one, and Banada was giving us a problem at four. But Theresa did a great job."

On the No. 1 doubles match: "More than anything we just wanted to win it [the doubles point], and we still might have at third doubles, but I wanted us to be in there and win some points and feel better about how we were playing out there, and we were able to do that."

Senior Alice Barnes
On the No. 1 doubles match: "It was actually very frustrating, we had some chances early on and we didn't really take them, and then they played well and broke us a couple of times. But at 7-3, we just decided that we were going to go for it. If you're going to lose, you at least want to feel that you attacked and that you went for it and you did the right things. If it doesn't work out and they play big points and you force them to play well, then that's one thing. But if you sit back and let them dictate and you lose it 8-3, then I think our attitude going into singles would have been much worse, our spirits would have been down. So we decided to go for it and luckily, it came up for us."

Senior Amber Liu
On her emotions about her last dual match: "The other seniors and I, we actually started crying. It was weird, it was the opposite reaction that we expected. It was just emotional that it was the last dual match that we'll ever play. It ended on such a great note."

Junior Theresa Logar
On clinching the match: "Everyone dreams about it. It was funny because I had the opportunity to clinch yesterday, and I was like, `Man, I wish I'd clinched.' And then today, I was in the same exact position and I was like, `don't choke, just don't choke.' And it worked out pretty well."


Miami Head Coach Paige Yaroshuk-Tews
"I was very happy with the way our girls came out today and fought. Stanford played a great match. In doubles we had our chance, but maybe the moment got to us a bit."

Audra Cohen
"We went out and were playing our game in the beginning, but got caught up in the moment and it affected the outcome. It's disappointing to know we had the doubles point. It's momentum for the University of Miami. Not a lot of teams have tested Stanford in doubles."

[On the seeds]: "You have to play your game. That's how you're going to win. I have to say we are the feistiest team in the draw."

[On beating Amber Liu]: "This is great for the team and great for the program. Amber (Liu) is a great player and experienced in front of her home crowd. Winning that match is a huge boost."

Results
Doubles
1. Alice Barnes and Anne Yelsey-1 (S) def. Melissa Applebaum and Audra Cohen-2 (M), 9-7
2. Celia Durkin and Amber Liu-22 (S) def. Audrey Banada and Monika Dancevic (M), 8-3
3. Lejla Hodzic and Jessica Nguyen (S) def. Caren Seenauth and Patricia Starzyk (M), 6-6 -- DNF
Order of finish: 2, 1

Singles
1. Audra Cohen-2 (M) def. Amber Liu-8 (S), 6-3, 6-3
2. Alice Barnes-5 (S) led Melissa Applebaum-76 (M), 6-4, 5-4 -- DNF
3. Theresa Logar-10 (S) def. Monika Dancevic-107 (M), 6-0, 6-3
4. Audrey Banada (M) led Whitney Deason-52 (S), 6-1, 5-3 -- DNF
5. Celia Durkin-34 (S) def. Patricia Starzyk (M), 6-0, 6-2
6. Jessica Nguyen-76 (S) def. Caren Seenauth (M), 6-1, 6-0
Order of finish: 5, 6, 1, 3

Notes
- No. 1 Stanford finishes season 30-0
- Record 15th NCAA championship for Stanford; won titles in 1982-84-86-87-88-89-90-91-97-99-2001-02-04-05-06
- First team to win three straight NCAA titles since Cardinal won its last of six straight in 1991
- Stanford win streak is now at 86 straight
- Cardinal has also won 107 straight at home (last loss was in 1999)
- Stanford yielded just one point in six NCAA tournament matches, out-scoring opponents 24-1
- Cardinal also yielded just one point in 2001 and 2004 tournaments. No team has ever gone through the tournament without giving up a point
- Cardinal has won 19 straight NCAA tournament matches since losing to Florida in 2003 final (and 35 of last 36 NCAA matches)
- Cardinal coach Lele Forood improves to 35-1 in NCAA matches (and is 168-3 overall)
- Stanford has played in 20 of the 25 NCAA finals and has a 15-5 record in title match
- This is the eighth time Stanford has gone unbeaten en route to the NCAA title. Also did in 1982-84-89-90-2001-04-05
- Stanford beat Quinnipiac in first round, Arizona in second round, TCU in round of 16, Duke in QF and Florida in SF
- Cardinal's four seniors (Alice Barnes, Jessica Leck, Joanna Kao and Amber Liu) helped program to 111-2 record over the past four seasons
- Barnes named tournament's Most Outstanding Player for third straight year (only winner of this award, which began in 2004)
- Stanford is now 198-4 over the past seven seasons
- Fourth 30-year win season in Stanford history and first since 2001
- Stanford leads all-time series against Miami 11-1
- Theresa Logar, Celia Durkin and Whitney Deason went 3-0 this week in singles
- Logar won clinching point in today's final at No. 3 singles
- Stanford's three doubles teams finish a combined 52-3 in dual matches this season ...
- Theresa Logar is 19-0 in dual matches this season and Celia Durkin is 22-0 this season
- Stanford starters are a combined 52-3 during their career in NCAA (team tournament) singles matches: Amber Liu 11-2; Alice Barnes 14-0; Theresa Logar 12-0; Anne Yelsey. 5-0 (did not play in final); Whitney Deason 5-0; Celia Durkin 4-1 (1-0 at Stanford, 2-1 at Harvard - 1 loss was to Barnes) and Jessica Nguyen 3-0

LUIS9
May 24th, 2006, 01:05 AM
Really? Well she did seem like a bit of a choker to me. Perhaps at times she becomes too overconfident in some matches and loses to better fighters. She was like the top player in tier 1 division the past 2 years right?

bis2806
May 24th, 2006, 01:11 AM
Yeah she lost 6-3 6-3 today to Cohen who's the top college player in the nation... but Amber is the two-time NCAA champion so the loss wasn't very pleasant especially since she's like only lost 2 or 3 matches this season. She also contemplated leaving stanford to turn pro just before entering her junior year, but she decided to finish off college first anyway. I heard that the girls just came off of finals, so it was hard for them to get back into playing these matches. Amber is always top 10 in div 1 but I don't recall her being at the top for very long because she doesn't play as many matches as Cohen. Amber's a senior, so she's graduating!

Rising Sun
May 24th, 2006, 01:15 AM
I wish they'd let Jessica Nguyen play more singles. She's better than most of the other player on the team. Perhaps next season...

LUIS9
May 24th, 2006, 01:17 AM
That's right she was or has been Stanford's top player recently but not nationally.

udachi Elena
May 24th, 2006, 01:18 AM
Audra Cohen played fantastically! Had Miami won the doubles point this probably would've gone the other way

bis2806
May 24th, 2006, 01:21 AM
Jessica Nguyen is a really good player, and she's only a freshman. I watched her two years ago at Stanford BOWC when she lost to Harkleroad in two tight sets in the qualifying rounds.

Amber's always the top player for Stanford but lately she's been so shaky. But these girls kick butt like no girls in other schools do. I mean they have not lost to any school since 1999 :eek:

bis2806
May 24th, 2006, 01:21 AM
Audra Cohen played fantastically! Had Miami won the doubles point this probably would've gone the other way

Yeah I saw Audra Cohen play on the web :D She kind of reminds me of Conchita Martinez with her backhand slices and manly movements.

bis2806
May 24th, 2006, 01:54 AM
Who saw them play?

udachi Elena
May 24th, 2006, 01:57 AM
I saw all of them play, was jumping back from court to court online..So proud of my girls!

bis2806
May 24th, 2006, 02:01 AM
Hahaha. We you supporting the Hurricanes?

CrossCourt~Rally
May 24th, 2006, 02:01 AM
CONGRATS GIRLS!~!~! :worship: :bounce:

azinna
May 24th, 2006, 02:02 AM
Alma mater still showing folks how it's done. :bounce:

faboozadoo15
May 24th, 2006, 02:11 AM
well done, girls!

udachi Elena
May 24th, 2006, 02:29 AM
I am a Hurricane!! and the girls kicked some serious ass this week!! Next year we're gonna take it!

bis2806
May 24th, 2006, 02:40 AM
Cohen played really well! And it's a pity because they could've taken the doubles point but Yelsey/Barnes came back from behind. I doubt they can take it next year because the girls that ensured Stanford's victory in singles were all non-seniors. Well maybe Logar (I think she's going to be the top Stanford player), Celia Durkin and Jessica Nguyen will fall to Cohen, Apperbaum, etc.? I don't think so. Stanford is too strong!

udachi Elena
May 24th, 2006, 02:51 AM
Applebaum will be gone, but having audra as a leader i think really inspires the rest of the team.

Tennisace
May 24th, 2006, 03:52 AM
Cohen played really well! And it's a pity because they could've taken the doubles point but Yelsey/Barnes came back from behind. I doubt they can take it next year because the girls that ensured Stanford's victory in singles were all non-seniors. Well maybe Logar (I think she's going to be the top Stanford player), Celia Durkin and Jessica Nguyen will fall to Cohen, Apperbaum, etc.? I don't think so. Stanford is too strong!

Next year will definitely be the first time in a long time that is Stanford will potentially be much more beatable. We can assume that Logar/Yelsely will play No. 1 and No. 2 singles. It'll be interesting to see how they step it up given that neither has play higher than No. 2 singles in their first three years.

No. 3 singles is up for grabs, I can definitely see Deason struggling at No. 3 given her form of late. No. 4 will probably be Durkin, followed by No. 5 Nguyen, and No. 6 Hodzic or the incoming Lindsay Burdette (younger sister of graduated Erin Burdette).

Doubles will be especially interesting as no doubles team returns. I assume they will pair Durkin/Yelsely together at No. 1, Hodzic/Nguyen at No. 2 and Burdette and someone else at No. 3.

Look to California to be atop the Pac-10 next year. They will have three strong No. 1 to No. 3 players in Fodor, Babos, and the incoming Nina Henkel (last year's US Open junior semifinalist).

darrinbaker00
May 24th, 2006, 04:52 AM
Look to California to be atop the Pac-10 next year. They will have three strong No. 1 to No. 3 players in Fodor, Babos, and the incoming Nina Henkel (last year's US Open junior semifinalist).
Fodor just came in and took No. 1 singles from Suzi Babos, didn't she? Adding her definitely took away the sting of Sasha Podkolzina leaving.

bis2806
May 24th, 2006, 05:48 AM
Next year will definitely be the first time in a long time that is Stanford will potentially be much more beatable. We can assume that Logar/Yelsely will play No. 1 and No. 2 singles. It'll be interesting to see how they step it up given that neither has play higher than No. 2 singles in their first three years.

No. 3 singles is up for grabs, I can definitely see Deason struggling at No. 3 given her form of late. No. 4 will probably be Durkin, followed by No. 5 Nguyen, and No. 6 Hodzic or the incoming Lindsay Burdette (younger sister of graduated Erin Burdette).

Doubles will be especially interesting as no doubles team returns. I assume they will pair Durkin/Yelsely together at No. 1, Hodzic/Nguyen at No. 2 and Burdette and someone else at No. 3.

Look to California to be atop the Pac-10 next year. They will have three strong No. 1 to No. 3 players in Fodor, Babos, and the incoming Nina Henkel (last year's US Open junior semifinalist).

Wow, who are you? How did you hear about Lindsay Burdette. I know Erin was a really good player... well all of them have to be if they were at stanford. But seriously, I think Deason and Leck are not up to the Stanford standards.

danra
May 24th, 2006, 08:45 AM
Anybody know if Barnes is going to give the tour a go after graduating?

Xian
May 24th, 2006, 08:52 AM
Patrizia Starzyk:sad: :sad:

Tennisace
May 24th, 2006, 11:46 PM
Fodor just came in and took No. 1 singles from Suzi Babos, didn't she? Adding her definitely took away the sting of Sasha Podkolzina leaving.

Fodor didn't necessarily take it away from Babos. Babos injured herself in the fall and was out for eight weeks (and obviously struggled early in the year--hence her low ranking). I believe Babos had a leg injury. It was lucky they got Fodor because Cal would have been without a top player. I can not see Ravelojana or Kusano playing No. 1, they would get killed.

In my opinion, Sasha never meshed with the team (starting with her freshman year). It didn't help that she was out for a good while with mono, but I think she was a little too diva for a team. Sasha probably thought she should have played No. 1 or No. 2 her freshman year but got stuck at No. 3/4. And then her sophmore year, Babos took over No. 1.

Look at Sasha now though, struggling on the ITF circuit. She always seemed a little too full of herself in my opinion.

I am hoping that Henkel gets cleared to play for Cal considering the sudden crack down on international players. That would be a very solid No. 1 to No. 3 and an almost guarentee each dual match.

Tennisace
May 24th, 2006, 11:54 PM
Wow, who are you? How did you hear about Lindsay Burdette. I know Erin was a really good player... well all of them have to be if they were at stanford. But seriously, I think Deason and Leck are not up to the Stanford standards.

I went to Cal (hence my disdain for Stanford and their stacking which is a whole other post ;)) and I obviously follow college tennis ;) In my opinion Erin really didn't live up to her potential. She was good but really ended up more of a doubles specialist (see Barnikow who was even more disappointing).

Lindsay committed earlier in the year. She will most likely fill the void in doubles her freshman year (a la Hodzic, Nguyen).

Leck obviously was an "academic" tennis player like Kao, meaning they never had a chance in the starting line up and are really just cheerleaders.

Deason reached the finals of the USTA Super Hardcourts as a 16 year old but then was out for awhile with a back injury. She will always be a solid No. 4/5/6 player which will go undefeated. She's a bottom of the lineup player.

It will be interesting to see what happens after Logar and Yelsely graduate. Huge void considering you have Deason, Durkin, Hodzic, Nguyen, and Burdette. But as always they will find a way to attract a top player.

Tennisace
May 24th, 2006, 11:58 PM
Fodor just came in and took No. 1 singles from Suzi Babos, didn't she? Adding her definitely took away the sting of Sasha Podkolzina leaving.

I've always wanted to know why she left. I remember she was in the draw for the National Indoors, and then she withdrew never to be heard again. Brogan has a very strong team mentality and I think that wasn't in Sasha's plans.

tennis_pIayer
May 25th, 2006, 07:05 AM
WOW really had no idea other people followed COLLEDGE tennis!!!

well, i'm FROM SC and we lost to Miami. I was blown away and really thought we'd beat them easily as they lost to cal adn georgia tech and other schools. If only Fink had beaten applebaum, then the match might've turned out different.

As for Stanford, next year will be the down year. They have amber liu and alice barnes graduating, both are like COLLEGE ALL STARS.
If Cal gets henkel watch out for them.
Plus don't forget SC. they'll have Nelson, Fink, new person Fansler, Matias, Anastasiu and Smekdobu (who played for tulane #3). Nelson and Fink will really match up well against Stanford's Logar and yelsey. (nelson bt logar 3 and 4, fink also was leading 6-4, 5-4 b4 match was defaulted).
Fansler you guys might not know, but she's does decently well on the ITF circuit. If we only still had Leimbach....

anyway, great to meet you guys. we'll see what next season brings. Hopefully henkel doesn't go to cal! thaty'd be just unfair :)

Jeff
May 25th, 2006, 07:39 AM
Bis was this really on t.v. the other day, because it wasn't on espn2 in California. I just happened to see the thread you created a few days ago, but didn't see it on t.v., but noticed it's supposed to air next week...after it's already over :o

bis2806
May 25th, 2006, 08:21 AM
I went to Cal (hence my disdain for Stanford and their stacking which is a whole other post ;)) and I obviously follow college tennis ;) In my opinion Erin really didn't live up to her potential. She was good but really ended up more of a doubles specialist (see Barnikow who was even more disappointing).

Lindsay committed earlier in the year. She will most likely fill the void in doubles her freshman year (a la Hodzic, Nguyen).

Leck obviously was an "academic" tennis player like Kao, meaning they never had a chance in the starting line up and are really just cheerleaders.

Deason reached the finals of the USTA Super Hardcourts as a 16 year old but then was out for awhile with a back injury. She will always be a solid No. 4/5/6 player which will go undefeated. She's a bottom of the lineup player.

It will be interesting to see what happens after Logar and Yelsely graduate. Huge void considering you have Deason, Durkin, Hodzic, Nguyen, and Burdette. But as always they will find a way to attract a top player.

Hahaha - there's no denying that the Stanford team kicks ass all the time, and I mean that literally :p I don't know how good Lindsay will be but I'd imagine she'll be better than the average college player. Any girl in the main line-up of the Stanford team is always excellent and will be powerful in the nation.

You're right that Leck and Kao are just "cheerleaders" of the team. I haven't seen them play much at all, and I know Leck has a really playful, outgoing character who always likes to facebook other people's walls :lol: I know this because I'm friends with Amber.

In my opinion, Deason, the player from Texas, will fare averagely when the seniors are gone. Nguyen and Durkin are the ones to watch out for because they are very, very good players; they won comfortably in straight sets during the team final against Miami. Logar and Yelsey are already accomplished college players, so they will be the leading forces next year. And I don't think Hodzic is that superior.

Btw all 5 Cardinals advanced to the second round of the NCAA singles today :D

If you've seen Cohen play, don't you think her style of play reminds you of Conchita Martinez?


And Jeff, I'm sorry but I was out of my mind when I got too excited to find out that the NCAAs will be televised on ESPN2. But, yeah it is for a later date :o Anyways you can watch the matches on www.gostanford.com Just go on the live scoreboard and click on the live video court links. No sound though haha.

bis2806
May 25th, 2006, 08:24 AM
WOW really had no idea other people followed COLLEDGE tennis!!!

well, i'm FROM SC and we lost to Miami. I was blown away and really thought we'd beat them easily as they lost to cal adn georgia tech and other schools. If only Fink had beaten applebaum, then the match might've turned out different.

As for Stanford, next year will be the down year. They have amber liu and alice barnes graduating, both are like COLLEGE ALL STARS.
If Cal gets henkel watch out for them.
Plus don't forget SC. they'll have Nelson, Fink, new person Fansler, Matias, Anastasiu and Smekdobu (who played for tulane #3). Nelson and Fink will really match up well against Stanford's Logar and yelsey. (nelson bt logar 3 and 4, fink also was leading 6-4, 5-4 b4 match was defaulted).
Fansler you guys might not know, but she's does decently well on the ITF circuit. If we only still had Leimbach....

anyway, great to meet you guys. we'll see what next season brings. Hopefully henkel doesn't go to cal! thaty'd be just unfair :)

Anastasiu has not been impressive lately. And I don't think the standard is going to drop too much when Liu and Barnes graduate. Remember, Amber has not even played that much this season and the team is still undefeated since 1999!!! Besides, Stanford always wins by the scoreline of 4-0 or 4-1 (apart from that narrow 4-3 win against Pepperdine in April) anyway so they will just be fine next year. I have a feeling that Logar, Yelsey and Nguyen will be the top singles seeds :)

Jakeev
May 25th, 2006, 11:04 AM
Anastasiu has not been impressive lately. :)

Shame too because she was nearly undefeated in dual match play. But the fact is she faced much tougher opponents in the later stages of the season.

bis2806
May 25th, 2006, 05:21 PM
I don't get what dual match play means :p

Monica_Rules
May 25th, 2006, 05:32 PM
Well Done Alice Barnes. Hope to see her over the summer here in the uk playing 10k's again if she decideds to come back to the tour.

tennis_pIayer
May 25th, 2006, 07:55 PM
bis2806, does amber liu have a bf?

bis2806
May 25th, 2006, 08:13 PM
Yeah, he plays for the water polo varsity. Why?

bis2806
May 25th, 2006, 08:16 PM
Well Done Alice Barnes. Hope to see her over the summer here in the uk playing 10k's again if she decideds to come back to the tour.

Alice Barnes is through to the Round of 16. But I don't know what she'll be doing after she graduates! She is an aggressive player as far as I can tell. She always slices her backhand.