Barte, Burdette named ITA Collegiate all-stars


Stanford grad Hilary Barte and Cardinal senior Mallory Burdette were named to the ITA Collegiate All-Star team it was announced Monday.

The NCAA women's doubles' champions will be honored, along with other collegiate all-stars, at the National Tennis Center in New York on Aug. 27, which coincides with the U.S. Open.

Barte was named to the team as a singles player. She ended the year ranked second in the ITA ratings. California's Jana Juricova, who beat Stanford's Stacey Tan in the NCAA finals to win the singles title, finished as the top-ranked player.

Barte and Burdette, the NCAA women's Doubles Team of the Year, ended the year ranked first in the ITA doubles ratings.

USC's Maria Sanchez was also named to the all-star team for winning the ITA National Indoor title.

Juricova, with partner Mari Andersson, was also named a doubles' all-star. Florida's Sophie and Allie Will joined the group as the National Indoor doubles champs.

The men's all-star team consists of NCAA singles champ Steve Johnson of USC, National indoor singles titlist Rhyne Williams of Tennessee, Virginia's Michael Shabaz, Tennessee's Boris Conkic and John-Patrick Smith, Texas A&M's Jeff Dadamo and Austin Krajicek and Virginia's Drew Courtney (with Shabaz).

Dadamo and Krajicek downed Bradley Klahn and Ryan Thacher in the NCAA men's doubles' championship match.

In other tennis news:

Stanford sophomore Nicole Gibbs dropped her first match of the Sportsmen's $50,000 Challenger to Canada's Marie-Eve Pelletier, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2, in Boston. She teamed with Sanchez in the doubles competition.

Former Menlo School star Dmitry Tursunov, coming off his first ATP World Tour title in two years, joined the field of the July 25-31 Farmers Classic, which will be held at UCLA. He's currently ranked No. 53.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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