Women's Tennis Captures Doubles Title At National Collegiate Tennis Classic

Jan. 19, 2002

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Stanford women's tennis continues to be well-represented at the National Collegiate Tennis Classic in Las Vegas, Nev., as the Cardinal captured the doubles championship Saturday afternoon and will challenge for the singles title on Sunday.

Lauren Kalvaria (Indialantic, Fla.) and Gabriela Lastra (Reno, Nev.) teamed to win the doubles title, defeating UNLV's Paulina Janus and Agnieszka Abram 8-2. The duo, ranked No. 1 nationally, breezed past Tennessee's Vilmarie Castellvi and Breanna Kray 8-3 in the semifinals after earning a first-round bye. Stanford's second doubles team of Erin Burdette (Jackson, Ga.) and Keiko Tokuda (Clifton, N.J.) were nipped by Janus and Agnieszka 9-8 in the semifinals.

On the singles side, Lastra will face Castellvi in the singles championship on Sunday afternoon. Lastra, ranked No. 11, earned a first-round bye and outlasted Janus 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 in the second round on Friday. Lastra then defeated teammate Burdette 6-2, 7-6 in the semifinals for the right to play in the title bout. Kalvaria defeated Tracie Chong of UNLV 6-3, 6-0 in the second round before falling to Castellvi 6-4, 4-6, 7-3 in the semifinal round. Burdette won her second round match, while Tokuda fell in the first round.

First Round Singles (1-18-01)Keiko Tokuda (STAN) def. Marianne Bakken (UNLV) 6-4, 6-2Erin Burdette (STAN), Lauren Kalvaria (STAN), Gabriela Lastra (STAN) byeSecond Round Singles (1-18-01)Kalvaria (STAN) def. Tracie Chong (UNLV) 6-3, 6-0Vilmarie Castellvi (TENN) def. Tokuda (STAN) 6-1, 6-1Lastra (STAN) def. Paulina Janus (UNLV) 6-2, 3-6, 6-2Burdette (STAN) def. Gyorgi Zsiros (UNLV) 6-3, 6-2Semifinal Round Singles (1-19-01)Castellvi (STAN) def. Kalvaria (STAN) 6-4, 4-6, 7-3Lastra (STAN) def. Burdette (STAN) 6-2, 7-6First Round Doubles (1-18-01)Kalvaria-Lastra (STAN), Burdette-Tokuda (STAN) byeSemifinal Round Doubles (1-19-01)Kalvaria-Lastra (STAN) def. Castellvi-Breanna Kray (TENN) 8-3Janus-Abram (UNLV) def. Burdette-Tokuda (UNLV) 9-8Doubles Championship (1-19-01)Kalvaria-Lastra (STAN) def. Janus-Abram (UNLV) 8-2
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