Women's Tennis Blanks California, 7-0

Feb. 23, 2002

BERKELEY, Calif. - The third-ranked Stanford women's team improved to 8-1 on the season with an impressive 7-0 road win over No. 14 California (5-1) on Saturday afternoon at the Hellman Tennis Complex.

Stanford opened the match by capturing the Nos. 1 and 2 doubles matches to clinch the first point of the dual.

The Cardinal received doubles victories from second-ranked Lauren Kalvaria (Indialantic, FL/Boca Raton Prep) and Gabriela Lastra (Reno, NV/Reno HS) at No. 1 and eighth-ranked Lauren Barnikow (Woodbridge, NJ/Woodbridge HS) and Erin Burdette (Jackson, GA/Monroe Academy) at No. 2.

Stanford played the waiting game in singles competition, and after a two-hour rain delay, won all six matches. More impressively, four of those six wins came in straight sets.

At No. 1 singles, 11th-ranked Kalvaria out-deuled 40th-ranked Raquel Kops-Jones 6-3, 3-6, 6-2. The Cardinal also received wins from the 16th-ranked Lastra, ninth-ranked Barnikow, 15th-ranked Burdette, 103rd-ranked Keiko Tokuda (Clifton, NJ/Clifton HS) and Emilia Anderson (Cincinnati, OH/Anderson HS).

Stanford returns to action on Friday at the Taube Tennis Center when it hosts a Pac-10 contest against 59th-ranked Oregon (7-5) at 1:30 p.m.

#3 Stanford 7, #14 California 0

Doubles (Stanford wins point)

No. 1 - #2 Lauren Kalvaria/Gabriela Lastra (S) d. Raquel Kops-Jones/Jody Scheldt, 8-3

No. 2 - #8 Lauren Barnikow/Erin Burdette (S) d. Carla Arguelles/Nicole Havlicek, 8-4

No. 3 - Christina Fusano/Jieun Jacobs (CAL) d. Keiko Tokuda/Story Tweedie-Yates, 9-8 (9)

Singles

No. 1 - #11 Lauren Kalvaria (S) d. #40 Raquel Kops-Jones, 6-3, 3-6, 6-2

No. 2 - #16 Gabriela Lastra (S) d. #69 Jieun Jacobs, 7-5, 6-0

No. 3 - #9 Lauren Barnikow (S) d. #79 Christina Fusano, 6-3, 6-1

No. 4 - #15 Erin Burdette (S) d. #59 Catherine Lynch, 7-5, 7-6 (3)

No. 5 - #103 Keiko Tokuda (S) d. Jody Scheldt, 6-1, 6-1

No. 6 - Emilia Anderson (S) d. Nicole Havlicek, 7-6, 3-6, 6-1

Records - Stanford 8-1, California 5-1.

Player and team rankings are courtesy of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.

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