No. 1 Stanford Women's Tennis Cruises To 6-1 Victory Over No. 7 California
Feb. 25, 2001
STANFORD, Calif. - Each of Stanford's top five singles players won as the top-ranked Cardinal improved its record to 11-0 overall and 4-0 in the Pac-10 Conference with a 6-1 victory over No. 7 California at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium. The Golden Bears drop to 4-2 overall and 2-2 in conference action.
Stanford, which was coming off a perfect 4-0 road trip, began its homecoming by sweeping the doubles matches for the first point of the afternoon. Each of the three Stanford wins came by identical 8-4 scores, led by the top Cardinal squad of Lauren Barnikow and Lauren Kalvaria, which posted an 8-4 victory over Cal's Anita Kurimay and Raquel Kops-Jones.
In singles action, Laura Granville, the third-ranked player in the nation, cruised to a 6-1, 6-3 triumph over Kops-Jones in the No. 1 spot. Two other Cardinal players recorded straight-set victories: Gabriela Lastra at No. 3 by a 6-0, 6-2 count and Keiko Tokuda at No. 5 (6-3, 6-3). Kalvaria, playing at No. 2, was stretched to the third set by Cal's Christina Fusano, but eventually prevailed 6-4, 5-7, 6-2 to remain undefeated in singles action this year. Barnikow also stayed perfect for the season, rallying for a 4-6, 6-0, 6-4 win from the No. 4 position.
Cal's lone point of the match came at No. 6 singles, where Kurimay defeated Stanford's Emilia Anderson, 6-1, 6-3.
Stanford has a pair of non-conference home matches next weekend, as the Cardinal hosts Pacific on March 2 at 1:30 p.m. and Pepperdine on March 3 at 12 noon.
No. 1 Stanford 6, No. 7 California 1SinglesNo. 1 - Laura Granville (STAN) d. Raquel Kops-Jones (Cal) 6-1, 6-3No. 2 - Lauren Kalvaria (STAN) d. Christina Fusano (Cal) 6-4, 5-7, 6-2No. 3 - Gabriela Lastra (STAN) d. Jieun Jacobs (Cal) 6-0, 6-2No. 4 - Lauren Barnikow (STAN) d. Catherine Lynch (Cal) 4-6, 6-0, 6-4No. 5 - Keiko Tokuda (STAN) d. Sekita Grant (Cal) 6-3, 6-3No. 6 - Anita Kurimay (Cal) d. Emilia Anderson (STAN) 6-1, 6-3
DoublesNo. 1 - Lauren Barnikow/Lauren Kalvaria (STAN) d. Anita Kurimay/Raquel Kops-Jones (Cal), 8-4No. 2 - Laura Granville/Gabriela Lastra (STAN) d. Nicole Havlicek/Jieun Jacobs (Cal), 8-4No. 3 - Sarah Pestieau/Keiko Tokuda (STAN) d. Christina Fusano/Sekita Grant (Cal), 8-4
Records - No. 1 Stanford 11-0 (4-0), No. 7 California 4-2 (2-2)
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