SKILLMAN, N.J. - Stanford senior Hilary Barte, was voted the Most Outstanding Player of the 2011 ITA National Women's Team Indoor Championship, powering No. 1 Stanford to a 4-2 win over No. 2 Florida on Monday en route to capturing a record 10th ITA National Women's Team Indoor title. The match was a rematch of the 2010 NCAA Championships in which Stanford also claimed victory over the Gators, 4-3 in a match that proved to be very similar.
MOST OUTSTANDING PLAYER
Hilary Barte, StanfordUniversity - No. 1 Singles (2-0)
vs. Claudine Paulson (Arkansas), 5-7, 5-6 DNF
def. #8 Denise Muresan (Michigan). 6-2, 6-4
def. #13 Zoe DeBruycker (North Carolina), 7-6, 6-2
vs. #7 Allie Will (Florida), 2-6, 6-4, 6-6 DNF
Barte also partnered with Mallory Burdette in doubles, entering the tournament as the nation's third-ranked team. Just a year after playing with her older sister Lindsey, who graduated after helping lead Stanford to its 16th NCAA team title, Barte and Mallory continue to steamroll over strong competition. Going 3-1, with the only loss coming to the All-Tournament team from Michigan, the duo posted victories over #1, #6 and #37 at the four-day event.
The senior kicked off her 2010-11 campaign by becoming just the fourth player in the 26-year history of the Riviera/ITA All-American Championships to capture the singles and doubles earlier this fall.
Barte is joined on the All-Tournament Team by the following players and doubles teams:
2011 ITA National Women's Team Indoor Championships All-Tournament Team
No. 1 - Hilary Barte, Stanford
No. 2 - Lauren Embree, Florida
Lindsey Hardenbergh, Virginia
No. 3 - Kristie Ahn, Stanford
No. 4 - Nicole Gibbs, Stanford
No. 5 - Stacey Tan, Stanford
No. 6 - Olivia Janowicz, Florida
No. 1 - Brooke Bolender/Denise Muresan, Michigan
No. 2 - Lauren Embree/Joanna Mather, Florida
No. 3 - Maria Fuccillo/Rashmi Teltumbda, Virginia
This is the fourth annual ITA National Women's Team Indoor All-Tournament Team. Voters for the team included the 16 participating coaches. A pair of rivals from the Peach State captured the first two Most Outstanding Player awards in Georgia Tech's Kirsten Flower (2008) and Georgia's Chelsey Gullickson (2009). Last year Maria Mosolova received the honor after leading Northwestern to their second straight team title.
For the ITA Men's All-Tournament Team, please click here.