Women's Tennis Has Four Named To 2001 Collegiate All-Star Team

June 26, 2001

PRINCETON, N.J. - The 2001 NCAA Champion Stanford women's tennis team landed four players on the 2001 Rolex Collegiate All-Star Team, which will be honored by the ITA, TENNIS Magazine and Rolex Watch, U.S.A., August 24 at the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, N.Y.

NCAA Singles Champion and the Player of the Year Laura Granville headlined the women's team. Freshman Lauren Barnikow and juniors Gabriela Lastra and Lauren Kalvaria will also be honored as all-stars. Cardinal senior All-American Alex Kim was a member of the men's all-star team.

The ITA and TENNIS Magazine selected this 18th edition of the Rolex Collegiate All-Star Team, which includes the nation's top-ranked men's and women's tennis players at the NCAA Divisions I, II and III, NAIA and NJCAA levels, as well as the winners of the 2001 Rolex National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships, the third leg of the ITA Collegiate Grand Slam. This year's TENNIS Magazine/Arthur Ashe Jr., Leadership and Sportsmanship Award (announced on a later date) winners will also be honored.

Joining Granville, Barnikow, Lastra and Kalvaria on the women's team are: Bea Bielik of Wake Forest, Elena Blanina of Methodist (N.C.), Ansley Cargill of Duke, Antonina Grib of Brenau (Ga.), Whitney Laiho of Florida, Jessica Lehnhoff of Florida, Ginger Lowdermilk of Tyler (Texas) Junior College and Anzela Zguna of Rollins (Fla.).

Joining Kim on the men's team are: Marco Baron of Mississippi State, Matias Boeker of Georgia, Johan Brunstrom of SMU, Derek Fitzpatrick of UC Santa Cruz, Arnaud L'Official of Oklahoma City University, Huntley Montgomery of Virginia, Travis Parrott of Georgia, Matt Porter of Rollins, Renato Silveria of Georgia Perimeter Junior College, Brian Vahaly of Virginia and Jon Wallmark of SMU.

The Rolex Collegiate All-Star Team will be treated by Rolex and TENNIS Magazine to a weekend in New York, highlighted by the Aug. 24 activities at the West Side Tennis Club. Following a continental breakfast at West Side, the Rolex All-Stars will participate in doubles play with guests from Rolex, TENNIS Magazine and the ITA. The Rolex All-Stars will then be honored at a special luncheon and presented their awards by tennis legend Stan Smith, a former U.S. Open and Wimbledon champion. Smith, who also won NCAA titles while at the University of Southern California. He is also Special Advisor/Coach for the United States Tennis Association and an instruction editor for TENNIS Magazine.

The ITA and TENNIS have selected a Rolex Collegiate All-Star Team since 1984. There are 27 former Rolex Collegiate All-Star Team members competing in the Wimbledon men's and women's singles and doubles championships this week. Among those are: Nicole Arendt, Byron and Wayne Black, Bob and Mike Bryan, Mahesh Bhupathi, Rick Leach, Cecil Mamiit, Todd Martin, Alex O'Brien, Lilia Osterloh, Lisa Raymond, Sargis Sargsian and Chris Woodruff.

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