Laura Granville, Lauren Kalvaria Win First Round Singles Matches At ITA Indoor Championships
Feb. 1, 2001
FARMERS BRANCH, Tex. - Stanford's Laura Granville (Chicago, IL) and Lauren Kalvaria (Indialantic, FL) each picked up opening round singles wins today at the Rolex National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships, the third leg of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association at Brookhaven Country Club.
Granville, the tournament's top seed and defending champion, defeated VCU's Martina Nedelkova 6-1, 6-4. The sophomore has now won her last 50 collegiate matches dating back to last season. She is 15-0 this season and ended her freshman season with a 35-match win streak and an NCAA singles title. She is 62-2 overall at Stanford.
'This year I am coming into the tournament more mentally ready,' said Granville, ranked No. 20 in the latest ITA rankings. 'I felt pretty good out there today. It was nice to just get a match under my belt and get use to the surface.'
Kalvaria, who is ranked No. 8, was a 6-2, 6-4 winner over Lenka Zacharova of Weber State.
Also in the first round, No. 21 Keiko Tokuda (Clifton, NJ) fell to Notre Dame's second-ranked Michelle Dasso 6-2, 5-7, 6-1. Duke's third-ranked Ansley Cargill handed No. 23 Gabriela Lastra (Reno, NV) a 6-4, 6-1 loss.
In doubles play, Granville and Lastra won their first two matches of the tournament. In the first round, the duo defeated Lori Grey and Aarthi Venkatesan of Georgia 6-1, 3-6, 6-2. They followed that win by upsetting the tournament's third-seeded team in Duke's Amanda Johnson and Megan Miller 6-3, 6-2. Granville and Lastra are scheduled to play in Friday's semifinals.
In other doubles action, Kalvaria and Lauren Barnikow (Woodbridge, NJ) dropped their first round match to Michelle Dasso and Becky Varnum of Notre Dame 4-6, 6-4, 6-2.
The tournament continues on Friday at 8:30 a.m. (CST) with the second round of singles play.
Rolex National Intercollegiate Indoor ChampionshipsBrookhaven Country ClubFarmers Branch, TexasFebruary 1, 2001
SINGLESFIRST ROUNDLaura Granville, Stanford def. Martina Nedelkova, Virginia Commonwealth, 6-1, 6-4Michelle Dasso, Notre Dame def. Keiko Tokuda, Stanford, 6-2, 5-7, 6-1Lauren Kalvaria, Stanford def. Lenka Zacharova, Weber State, 6-2, 6-4Ansley Cargill, Duke def. Gabriela Lastra, Stanford, 6-4, 6-1
DOUBLESQUARTERFINALSGranville and Lastra, Stanford def. Johnson and Miller, Duke, 6-3, 6-26-1, 6-3