Laura Granville Advances To Singles Semifinals And Doubles Final At ITA Individual Indoors

Feb. 2, 2001

FARMERS BRANCH, Tex. - Stanford sophomore Laura Granville (Chicago, IL) picked up two more wins on Friday to advance to the semifinals of 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, was a 6-1, 6-2 winner over Baylor's Katja Kovac in the second round. In her quarterfinal match, Granville handed Janet Walker of Texas a 6-2, 6-2 loss. She is set to play in the semifinals on Saturday against Notre Dame's Michelle Dasso.

In other singles action, Lauren Kalvaria (Indialantic, FL) came up short in her second round match, dropping a 6-4, 6-4 decision to Duke's Kathy Sell. In consolation play, Gabriela Lastra (Reno, NV) picked up a first-round win over Andrea Piski of Auburn 6-3, 7-5. In the consolation quarterfinals, Lastra dropped a close match North Carolina's Marlene Mejia 3-6, 6-2, 6-3. Keiko Tokuda (Clifton, NJ) fell in her first round consolation match to VCU's Martina Nedelkova, who is ranked No. 12.

In doubles play, the team of Granville and Lastra advanced to the finals with a 6-4, 6-4 semifinal win over Petra Gaspar and Tagifano So'onalole of BYU-Hawaii. The Cardinal squad will face top seeded and second ranked Paola Palencia and Ipek Senoglu of Pepperdine for the title.

In consolation doubles play, Kalvaria and Lauren Barnikow (Woodbridge, NJ) bounced back for a first round win over Tulsa's Jennifer DeSpain and Jana Sedivec by a score of 6-2, 6-2. Kalvaria and Barnikow will play in the consolation semifinals on Saturday.

Granville's singles semifinal match is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. (CST). The doubles championship match for Granville and Lastra is slated to begin following the men's doubles final, which is at 2:00 p.m. (CST).

ROLEX INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPSBROOKHAVEN COUNTRY CLUBFARMERS BRANCH, TEXASFEBRUARY 2, 2001

SINGLESSECOND ROUND(1) Laura Granville, Stanford def. Katja Kovac, Baylor, 6-1, 6-2Kathy Sell, Duke def. (5-8) Lauren Kalvaria, Stanford, 6-4, 6-4

QUARTERFINALS(1) Laura Granville, Stanford def. Janet Walker, Texas, 6-2, 6-2

CONSOLATIONFIRST ROUNDNedelkova, VCU def. Tokuda, Stanford, 6-2, 6-2Lastra, Stanford def. Piski, Auburn, 6-3, 7-5

QUARTERFINALSMejia, North Carolina def. Lastra, Stanford, 3-6, 6-2, 6-3

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DOUBLESSEMIFINALSLaura Granville and Gabriela Lastra, Stanford def. Petra Gaspar and Tagifano So'onalole, BYU-Hawaii, 6-4, 6-4

CONSOLATIONFIRST ROUNDLauren Barnikow and Lauren Kalvaria, Stanford def. Jennifer DeSpain and Jana Sedivec, Tulsa, 6-2, 6-2

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