Lauren Kalvaria Advances To Singles Semifinals At ITA National Indoors

Nov. 9, 2001

FARMERS BRANCH, Tex. - Cardinal senior Lauren Kalvaria (Indialantic, Fla.) is the lone Stanford netter remaining in the singles draw at the Omni Hotels National Intercollegiate Championships at the Brookhaven Country Club in Farmers Branch, Tex.

Kalvaria, the tournament's No. 6 seed, breezed past Florida's Lindsay Dawaf 6-4, 6-3 in the second round Friday morning. The Cardinal senior later defeated Old Dominion's Nataly Cahana in straight sets, 6-4, 6-1 in the quarterfinals. Kalvaria, currently ranked No. 2 in the nation, will square off against Northwestern's Marine Piriou in a semifinal match on Saturday. Earlier in the day, Cardinal senior Gabriela Lastra (Reno, Nev.) dropped a hard-fought 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 decision to Bea Bielik of Wake Forest, the tourney's No. 3 seed, in the second round.

Freshman Erin Burdette (Jackson, Ga.), who entered the tournament with a 10-1 overall singles mark before losing in the first round on Thursday, was bounced out of the consolation bracket with a 6-1, 6-7 (3), 6-1 setback to Wake Forest's Janet Bergman on Friday.

On the doubles side, only one of Stanford's two teams remain in contention. Kalvaria-Lastra advanced to the semifinals after dispatching of Illinois State's Alesia Mikalaveva and Liina Suurvavik 8-5 on Friday. The duo of Lauren Barnikow (Woodbridge, N.J.)-Burdette upended Florida's Lindsay Dawaf and Jessica Lehnhoff 8-3 in the quarterfinals before falling to Janet Bergman and Bea Bielik of Wake Forest 8-5 in the semifinals.

Singles
Second Round (11-9-01)
Bea Bielik (WAKE) def. Gabriela Lastra (STAN) 3-6, 6-2, 6-3
Lauren Kalvaria (STAN) def. Lindsay Dawaf (FLA) 6-4, 6-3

Quarterfinal Round (11-9-01)
Kalvaria (STAN) def. Nataly Cahana (ODU) 6-4, 6-1

Consolation First Round (11-9-01)
Janet Bergman (WAKE) def. Erin Burdette (STAN) 6-1, 6-7 (3), 6-1

Doubles
Quarterfinal Round (11-8-01)
Lauren Barnikow-Burdette (STAN) def. Lindsay Dawaf-Jessica Lehnhoff (FLA) 8-3
Kalvaria-Lastra (STAN) def. Alesia Mikalaveva-Liina Suurvavik (ILSU) 8-5

Semifinal Round (11-9-01)
Janet Bergman-Bea Bielik (WAKE) def. Barnikow-Burdette (STAN) 8-5

Saturday's Competition Schedule (11-10-01)
Semifinal Round Singles
Kalvaria (STANFORD) vs. Marine Piriou (NORTHWESTERN)- 10 a.m.

Semifinal Round Doubles
Kalvaria-Lastra (STANFORD) vs. Petya Marinova-Sara Walker (UCLA)- 7 a.m.

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