National Doubles Championship Primer

National Doubles Championship Primer

May 30, 2011

Updated Bracket  | Tournament Central

Clemson’s Josipa Bek and Keri Wong will play in the NCAA Doubles National Championship on Monday at 4:00 pm at the Taube Tennis Center in Stanford, CA. Here is all of the key information about the match:

Who? Clemson’s Keri Wong and Josipa Bek vs. Stanford’s Hilary Barte and Mallory Burdette

What? The NCAA Women’s Tennis Doubles Championship Match

When? Not before 1:00 pm PT (4:00 pm ET)

Where? Taube Tennis Center – Stanford, CA – Court assignment not yet determined

Wait! I’m not in California, where can I watch it online? Fans can watch the match live and follow with live scoring here

Key Comparisons:

Category Bek-Wong (CU) Barte-Burdette (STAN)
National Seed 5-8 4
2011 Record 34-10 29-6
Head-to-Head 0-1 1-0
Current Nat’l Rank 6 3
High 2011 Nat’l Rank 1 1

This is the second match up of the 2010-11 school year between these two great doubles teams. Barte and Burdette knocked off Bek and Wong at the 2010 Riviera ITA All-American Championship match in October, 6-3, 6-3. 

The Tigers will be the underdogs in this match, as they play on Stanford’s home court, and Barte is the defending National Doubles Champion, as she won in 2010 with Mallory Burdette’s sister, Lindsay.

Clemson’s Road to the Championship: First Round: (5-8) #6 Bek Wong (CU) def. #38 Boxx/Guthrie (MISS), 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 Round of 16: (5-8) #6 Bek/Wong (CU) def. #18 Pluskota/Boren (TENN), 6-1, 6-7(8), 7-6(1) Quarterfinals: (5-8) #6 Bek/Wong (CU) def. (2) #2 Cercone/Will (FLA), 6-2, 7-5 Semifinals: (5-8) #6 Bek/Wong (CU) def. (3) #4 Sanchez/Christian (USC), 6-4, 6-4

Stanford’s Road to the Championship: First Round: No. 3 Hilary Barte/Mallory Burdette d. No. 22 Michaela Kissell/Dominica Zaprazna (Marshall) 6-3, 6-0 Round of 16: No. 3 Hilary Barte/Mallory Burdette d. No. 25 Micaela Hein/Kelcy McKenna (Arizona State) 7-5, 6-2 Quarterfinals: No. 3 Hilary Barte/Mallory Burdette d. No. 9 Kate Fuller/Chelsey Gullickson (Georgia) 6-3, 7-6 (4) Semifinals: No. 3 Hilary Barte/Mallory Burdette d. No. 1 Mari Andersson/Jana Juricova (California) 6-1, 6-4