No. 1 Women's Tennis Rolls To 6-1 Win Over Illinois State
Feb. 6, 2001
STANFORD, Calif. - The No. 1 ranked Stanford women's tennis team had no problem with visiting Illinois State on Tuesday afternoon as the Cardinal rolled to a 6-1 non-conference win at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium.
Stanford swept the doubles matches and won five of six singles matches for its sixth win of the year. The Cardinal is 6-0 on the season (2-0 in Pac-10 play), while the Redbirds fall to 1-1 on the season.
Junior captain Lauren Kalvaria (Indialantic, FL), who is ranked No. 8 by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA), came from one set down to defeat Liina Suuryarik 6-7, 6-4, 6-1 at No. 1 singles. No. 23 Gabriela Lastra (Reno, NV) was a 6-0, 6-4 winner over Alesia Mikalayeva at the No. 2 spot while Lauren Barnikow (Woodbridge, NJ) won her match at No. 3 by the score of 6-4, 6-4. Stanford's two other wins came from Emilia Anderson (Cincinnati, OH) and Sarah Pestieau (New York, NY), who yielded a total of four points between both of their opponents. Anderson is a perfect 4-0 in duals while Pestieau is 6-0 on the season (2-0 in duals).
In doubles play, 13th-ranked Barnikow and Kalvaria ran their overall record to 16-1 with their win at the No. 1 spot. The Cardinal duo is coming off of a consolation championship last weekend at the ITA Indoors in Dallas, Texas. Keiko Tokuda (Clifton, NJ) teamed up with Pestieau at No. 2 doubles for an 8-5 win over Bingier and Hoffman, while Anderson and Lastra shutout Friganovic and Zarazee 8-0.
The Cardinal is next in action on Thursday when it hosts No. 39 Fresno State at 1:30 p.m.
Stanford 6, Illinois State 1Tabue Family Tennis Stadium
SINGLES1. Lauren Kalvaria (STAN) d. Liina Suurvarik (ISU) 6-7, 6-4, 6-12. Gabriela Lastra (STAN) d. Alesia Mikalayeva (ISU) 6-0, 6-43. Lauren Barnikow (STAN) d. Zana Friganovic (ISU) 6-4, 6-44. Emilia Anderson (STAN) d. Elizabeth Bingier (ISU) 6-2, 6-05. Sarah Pestieau (STAN) d. Alana Hoffman (ISU) 6-0, 6-26. Brigette Zarazee (ISU) d. Lizzy Bennett (STAN) 2-6, 6-3, 6-3
DOUBLES1. Barnikow/Kalvaria (STAN) d. Suurvarik/Mikalayeva (ISU) 8-62. Pestieau/Tokuda (STAN) d. Bingier/Hoffman (ISU) 8-53. Anderson/Lastra (STAN) d. Friganovic/Zarazee (ISU) 8-0