Bootleg Video: Alice Barnes & Anne Yelsey

The final Stanford participants went down late Sunday afternoon at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium, as #1-ranked and top-seeded doubles duo of Alice Barnes and Anne Yelsey lost in the semifinals of the NCAA Championships. They talked about the match afterward, and Barnes tearfully reflected upon her Cardinal career that has now come to an end.

Of all the great players from Stanford in attendance this past week-plus at the dual Tennis NCAA Championships held at the Taube Tennis Center, the one #1 ranked entry among individuals was the women's doubles team of senior Alice Barnes and junior Anne Yelsey.  The dynamic duo sat atop the collegiate ranks all year and were the top seed at these NCAAs.  So it was a surprise to see them not only lose Sunday in the semifinals, but also to lose so decidedly at 6-3, 6-2.  The Cardinal had trouble in several areas, but it was particularly challenging with Barnes unable to hold serve at any time in either set.

Much more difficult for Barnes was the realization that her college career as a Cardinal has now ended.  She had to fight tears during the post-match press conference, speaking honestly and openly about how totally consumed her heart has been by her role as a Stanford tennis player the past four years.  You cannot see it, but there were also eyes watering behind the camera while the beloved Stanford senior opened her soul to us...

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Alice Barnes/Anne Yelsey post-semifinals press conference -


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Barnes/Yelsey post-match presser


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