Women's Tennis Wins Again

March 29, 2001

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - The top-ranked Stanford University women's tennis team improved to 17-0 on the season with an easy 7-0 win over #36 BYU (8-7) on Wednesday afternoon at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas.Stanford lost just one set in the six singles matches, and a combined total of only eight games in the three doubles contests. The shutout is the Cardinal's eighth of the year, and second in as many days (d. #60 UNLV on Wednesday).

Top-ranked and defending NCAA Singles Champion Laura Granville (Chicago, IL/The Latin School) won her 30th match in 31 tries this season with a convincing 6-4, 6-1 victory over 37th-ranked Jodi Richardson. Granville's career record now stands at 77-3, including a 38-1 record in dual competition.

On the doubles side, Stanford's top-ranked duo of freshman Lauren Barnikow (Woodbridge, NJ/Woodbridge HS) and junior Lauren Kalvaria (Indialantic, FL/Boca Raton Prep) knocked off 22nd-ranked Brooke Ferney and Richardson 8-4 at No. 1 doubles. Barnikow and Kalvaria are now 26-3 on the season.

The Cardinal returns home to the Taube Family Tennis Stadium next week for the 'Stanford Spring Smash' presented by Zoom Marketing. Stanford (6-0 Pacific-10 Conference) hosts #29 UCLA (4-10 overall, 3-2 Pac-10) on Friday, April 6 at 1:30 p.m. and #18 USC (13-5, 4-2) on Saturday, April 7 at noon in its final two regular season home matches of the 2000-01 season.

#1 Stanford 7, #36 BYU 0

Singles

No. 1 - #1 Laura Granville (S) d. #37 Jodi Richardson, 6-4, 6-1

No. 2 - #8 Lauren Kalvaria (S) d. Dominique Reynolds, 6-0, 6-1

No. 3 - #11 Gabriela Lastra (S) d. Brooke Ferney, 6-2, 6-2

No. 4 - #89 Lauren Barnikow (S) d. Lu Oswald, 6-4, 6-3

No. 5 - #33 Keiko Tokuda (S) d. Lindsay Ferrell, 6-0, 6-1

No. 6 - Sarah Pestieau (S) d. Elizaveta Khoudoiarova, 6-3, 4-6, 1-0 (10-8)

Doubles

No. 1 - #1 Lauren Barnikow/Lauren Kalvaria (S) d. #22 Brooke Ferney/Jodi Richardson, 8-4

No. 2 - #2 Laura Granville/Gabriela Lastra (S) d. Elizaveta Khoudoiarova/Dominique Reynolds, 8-3

No. 3 - Sarah Pestieau/Keiko Tokuda (S) d. Lindsay Ferrell/Lu Oswald, 8-1

Records - #1 Stanford 17-0, #36 BYU 8-7.

Singles and doubles rankings are according to the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.

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