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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Tennis: Stanford takes 16th women’s team title

Associated Press Writer

ATHENS, Ga. — Stanford freshman Mallory Burdette beat Marrit Boonstra in three sets to lock up another NCAA tennis title for the Cardinal, who beat Florida 4-3 on Tuesday in the women's final.

Since the Division I championships debuted in 1982, Stanford has won 16 of 29 women's finals. This national title is the Cardinal's sixth in nine seasons under coach Lele Forood.

After Burdette won the No. 3 singles match 6-4, 6-7 (4-7), 7-5, her sister, Stanford No. 2 singles player Lindsay Burdette, was so excited that she jumped a short fence and playfully tackled Mallory on the court.

Lindsay Burdette also contributed to the win, beating Allie Will 6-3, 6-3.

In the men's final, No. 2 seed Tennessee was facing fifth-seeded Southern Cal.