By WILL SEATON
With two weeks of rest since the Pac-
10 Championships,the Stanford women’s
tennis team appears ready and eager to
pursue postseason success, hosting the
first and second rounds of the NCAAs at
Taube Family Tennis Stadium.
With a final regular season record of
20-1 — and an undefeated 8-0 in Pac-10
play — the Cardinal succeeded in
achieving its main goal for the season:re-
capturing the Pac-10 title.
The success of the team this season
was on full display as Pac-10 and ITA Re-
gional awards were passed out. Junior
Hilary Barte was named First Team All-
Pac-10. Freshman Mallory Burdette was
named Second Team All-Pac and was
awarded Pac-10 Freshman of the Year
for her 32-5 record overall.
Highlighting the team’s success was
the naming of head coach Lele Forood as
Pac-10 Coach of the Year in one of the
most competitive conferences.This is the
fourth time she has won the award dur-
ing her career on the Farm — she has a
253-16 record over 10 years.
Adding to Pac-10 honors, the team
reaped awards from the ITA Northwest
Regional. Out of 15 teams from several
different leagues, Mallory Burdette was
named ITA Rookie of the Year, Barte
was given the ITA Player to Watch award
and Forood took home the Wilson/ITA
Coach of the Year honor.Despite the ac-
colades, Forood is still curious how her
team will handle postseason play.
“Every team is different,” she said.
“It’s really a different cast of people.This
team had a better finish to the regular
season [than past years].And it’s a
younger team, so we’ll see what
that means as far as how we’re going
to handle it.”
Looking forward to NCAAs, Stan-
ford has two participants in the singles
tournament and one team in doubles.
Barte and Burdette will compete in
NCAA singles.Barte was given the No.
4 seed overall in the tournament. In
doubles, she will team up with senior
Lindsay Burdette as the second
As a team, the
Cardinal will face
Fairfield in the
first round. Fair-
field earned an au-
tomatic berth into
the tournament by win-