Top Ranked Women's Tennis Blanks Fresno State, 7-0
Feb. 8, 2001
STANFORD, Calif. - The No. 1 ranked Stanford women's tennis team swept No. 37 Fresno State 7-0 on Thursday afternoon at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium.
The win improves the Cardinal's record to 6-0 (3-0 in the Pac-10), while the Bulldogs fall to 2-1 on the season.
Stanford won all six singles matches, led by sophomore Laura Granville's (Chicago, IL) 6-4, 6-3 win over Kim Niggemeyer. Granville has now won 55 straight matches, dating back to last season and is two wins from tying the all-time Stanford record set by Patty Fendick-McCain (1984-87) with 57 consecutive wins.
Lauren Barnikow (Woodbridge, NJ), Keiko Tokuda (Clifton, NJ) and Emilia Anderson (Cincinnati, OH) all won their matches in straight sets. Barnikow, a freshman, was a 6-4, 6-2 winner over Ewa Grusiecka. At the No. 5 spot, Tokuda won 6-4, 6-2 over Kelly Ramirez and Anderson yielded just two points, winning her match 6-0, 6-2.
The Cardinal won the doubles point by taking the No. 1 and No. 2 matches. Barnikow and Kalvaria improved their overall record to an impressive 17-1 with an 8-2 win over the Bulldogs' team of Niggemeyer and Jardim. At the No. 2 spot, Granville and Lastra shutout Chantel Wiggins and Grusiecka 8-0. Fresno State's lone win of the day came when Fichtbauer and Courtney Jantz defeated Anderson and Tokuda 8-4.
Stanford travels to Madison, Wisconsin next week to compete in the National Team Indoors Feb. 15-18.
Stanford 7, Fresno State 0Taube Family Tennis Stadium
SINGLES1. Laura Granville (Stanford) d. Kim Niggemeyer (Fresno State) 6-4, 6-32. Lauren Kalvaria (Stanford) d. Liesl Fichtbauer (Fresno State) 6-2, 2-6, 6-03. Gabriela Lastra (Stanford) d. Simone Jardim (Fresno State) 4-6, 6-1, 7-64. Lauren Barnikow (Stanford) d. Ewa Grusiecka (Fresno State) 6-1, 6-25. Keiko Tokuda (Stanford) d. Kelly Ramirez (Fresno State) 6-4, 6-26. Emilia Anderson (Stanford) d. Courtney Jantz (Fresno State) 6-0, 6-2
DOUBLES1. Barnikow/Kalvaria (Stanford) d. Niggemeyer/Jardim (Fresno State) 8-22. Granville/Lastra (Stanford) d. Chantel Wiggins/Grusiecka (Fresno State) 8-03. Fichtbauer/Jantz (Fresno State) d. Anderson/Tokuda (Stanford) 8-4