Laura Granville, Sarah Pestieau Win Singles Flight Championships At Pac-10 Indoor Tennis Tournament

Jan. 14, 2001

SEATTLE, Wash. - Stanford sophomore Laura Granville (Chicago, IL) and senior Sarah Pestieau (New York, NY) both won their individual flight championships Sunday in the Pac-10 Indoor Tennis Tournament held at the Lloyd Nordstrom Tennis Center at the University of Washington campus.

Granville reached the finals with a win over Washington's Kristina Kraszewski and took the flight title with a 6-1, 6-4 win over Arizona State's Adria Engel. Granville, who was the tournament's top seed and No. 20 by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, went a perfect 4-0 over the weekend.

Pestieau advanced to the finals after a 2-6, 6-3, 6-1 win over USC's Melissa Esmero. In today's final, Pestieau beat another Trojan. This time, it was Bernadette Bayani by the score of 6-4, 5-7, 6-3. Pestieau had a perfect 4-0 record on the weekend as well.

After losing her first match of the tournament, freshman Lauren Barnikow (Woodbridge, NJ) came back to win three in a row and capture the singles consolation title. In the semifinals of the consolation bracket, Barnikow defeated Washington's Ilona Kordonskaya 6-3, 6-2 and then defeated Arizona's Sophie Regnier 6-3, 6-3 in the finals.

The Cardinal began the day with all three of its doubles teams in the quarterfinals. Two of the teams won their quarter and semifinal matches, making for an all-Stanford final. Barnikow and Lauren Kalvaria (Indialantic, FL) defeated Granville and Gabriela Lastra (Reno, NV) in the finals, 8-2.

Barnikow and Kalvaria defeated Washington's Claire Carter and Ilona Kordonskaya 8-6 and then USC's Tiffany Brymer and Jewel Peterson 8-6.Granville and Lastra handed USC's Bernadette Bayani and Anita Loyola an 8-4 loss in the quarters and then defeated Washington's Kraszewski and Darija Klaic 9-8 (3).

Emilia Anderson (Cincinnati, OH) and Keiko Tokuda (Clifton, NJ) fell in their quarterfinal doubles match to Washington State's Stacey McKenna and Ann Maria Moura 9-8 (4).

Pac-10 Indoor Tennis TournamentSeattle, Wash.January 14, 2001

SINGLESSemifinalsSarah Pestieau (STAN) def. Melissa Esmero (USC) 2-6, 6-3, 6-1

FinalsLaura Granville (STAN) def. Adria Engel (ASU) 6-1, 6-4Sarah Pestieau (STAN) def. Bernadette Bayani (USC) 6-4, 5-7, 6-3

Consolation SemifinalsLauren Barnikow (STAN) def. Ilona Kordonskaya (UW) 6-3, 6-2

Consolation FinalsLauren Barnikow (STAN) def. Sophie Regnier (UA) 6-3, 6-3

DOUBLESQuarterfinalsLauren Barnikow/Lauren Kalvaria (STAN) def. Claire Carter/Ilona Kordonskaya (UW) 8-6Laura Granville/Gabriela Lastra (STAN) def. Bernadette Bayani/Anita Loyola (USC) 8-4Stacey McKenna/Ann Maria Moura (WSU) def. Emilia Anderson/Keiko Tokuda (STAN) 9-8 (4)

SemifinalsLauren Barnikow/Lauren Kalvaria (STAN) def. Tiffany Brymer/Jewel Peterson (USC) 8-6Laura Granville/Gabriela Lastra (STAN) def. Darija Klaic/Kristina Kraszewski (UW) 9-8 (3)

FinalsLauren Barnikow/Lauren Kalvaria (STAN) def. Laura Granville/Gabriela Lastra (STAN) 8-2

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