Lauren Barnikow Leads Women's Tennis At Pac-10 Indoor Championships

Jan. 19, 2002

SEATTLE, Wash. - Stanford sophomore Lauren Barnikow (Woodbridge, N.J.) is the only Cardinal netter remaining in the main singles draw of the 2002 Pac-10 Indoor Championships in Seattle, Wash. Four of the five Cardinal women competing in the tourney have been eliminated from singles competition, while two doubles teams are still alive.

Barnikow, ranked No. 42 in the country, defeated Arizona State's Adria Engel 6-0, 6-3 in her opening match on Friday afternoon, and then edged Erica Perkins of Washington State 7-5, 6-2 in the semifinals earlier today. Barnikow, who is 9-3 overall in singles thus far, is scheduled to battle UCLA's Sara Walker on Saturday evening in the final.

Sophomore Emilia Anderson (Cincinnati, Ohio) was the only other Cardinal to win a singles match, defeating Washington State's Lorena Arias 6-2, 6-4 in the first round before falling victim in the next. Sophomore Lizzy Bennett (Santa Barbara, Calif.), and freshmen Kara Guzman (Burr Ridge, Ill.) and Story Tweedie-Yates (Redmond, Wash.) dropped their first round and consolation singles bouts.

Two Stanford doubles teams will compete in quarterfinal action Saturday evening: Anderson and Tweedie-Yates hook up with Erin Hoe and Collen Gray of Washington, while Bennett and Guzman face Arizona's Dianne Hollands and Marie-Pier Pouliot.

The other half of the Cardinal squad is competing in the National Collegiate Tennis Classic in Las Vegas, Nev.

First Round Singles (1-18-01)Lauren Barnikow (STAN) def. Adria Engel (ASU) 6-0, 6-3Vickie Gunnarsson (ORE) def. Story Tweedie-Yates (STAN) walkoverEmilia Anderson (STAN) def. Lorena Arias (WSU) 6-2, 6-4Tiffany Brymer (USC) def. Kara Guzman (STAN) 6-3, 6-7, 6-1Bernadette Bayani (USC) def. Lizzy Bennett (STAN) 6-1, 6-1Quartefinal Round Singles (1-19-01)Lauren Barnikow (STAN) def. Erica Perkins (WSU) 7-5, 6-2Jieun Jacobs (CAL) def. Emilia Anderson (STAN) 6-2, 7-6Consolation Quarterfinal Round Singles (1-19-01)Marie Pier-Pouliot (ARI) def. Kara Guzman (STAN) 4-6, 6-2, 6-2Ester Bak (ORE) def. Lizzy Bennett (STAN) 7-5, 6-2
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