Top-Ranked Women's Tennis Rolls To 7-0 Win Over No. 29 UCLA
April 8, 2001
STANFORD, Calif. - The No. 1 Stanford women's tennis team defeated No. 29 UCLA 7-0 on Sunday afternoon to complete a sweep of the LA schools this weekend. The Cardinal, playing in its final home match of the regular season at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium, picked up a 7-0 win over No. 18 USC on Saturday. Today, UCLA and Stanford were making up Friday's rained out match. With the win, the Cardinal improves to 19-0 on the year and 8-0 in the Pacific-10 Conference, while the Bruins fall to 5-14 overall and 2-3 in conference play.
Stanford swept the three doubles matches as the No. 1-ranked team of Lauren Barnikow (Woodbridge, NJ) and Lauren Kalvaria (Indialantic, FL) defeated No. 20 Lauren Fisher/Petya Marinova 8-4. Laura Granville (Chicago, IL) and Gabriela Lastra (Reno, NV), ranked 20th in the latest ITA doubles rankings, picked up an 8-3 win at the No. 2 spot while Sarah Pestieau (New York, NY) and Keiko Tokuda (Clifton, NJ) also won their match at No. 3 doubles.
In singles play, top-ranked Granville won her match in straight sets as did seventh-ranked Kalvaria and 33rd-ranked Tokuda. Kalvaria topped No. 75 Petya Marinova while Tokuda was impressive in a 6-1, 6-0 win over Jennifer Donahue. Pestieau, a senior playing in the final home match of her career, defeated Chelsea Godbey 6-0, 7-5.
The Cardinal is now on the road for its final five matches of the regular season, beginning at No. 6 Cal on Tuesday, April 10.
No. 1 Stanford 7, No. 29 UCLA 0Singles1. #1 Laura Granville (STAN) d. #93 Catherine Hawley (UCLA) 6-2, 7-52. #7 Lauren Kalvaria (STAN) d. #75 Petya Marinova (UCLA) 6-2, 6-43. #11 Gabriela Lastra (STAN) d. Lauren Fisher (UCLA) 6-7, 6-0, 6-34. #89 Lauren Barnikow (STAN) d. Mariko Fritz-Krochow (UCLA) 3-6, 6-3, 7-55. #33 Keiko Tokuda (STAN) d. Jennifer Donahue (UCLA) 6-1, 6-06. Sarah Pestieau (STAN) d. Chelsea Godbey (UCLA) 6-0, 7-5
Doubles1. Lauren Barnikow/Lauren Kalvaria (STAN) d. Lauren Fisher/Petya Marinova (UCLA) 8-42. Laura Granville/Gabriela Lastra (STAN) d. Mariko Fritz-Krochow/Sarah Walker (UCLA) 8-33. Sarah Pestieau/Keiko Tokuda (STAN) d. Jennifer Donahue/Catherine Hawley (UCLA) 8-2