Women's Tennis Opens Pac-10 Play With Shutout Win

March 1, 2002

STANFORD, Calif. - The third-ranked Stanford University women's tennis team opened its quest for the 2002 Pacific-10 Conference title with an easy 7-0 home win over No. 60 Oregon on Friday afternoon at the Taube Tennis Center.

The Cardinal (9-1 overall, 1-0 Pac-10) dropped just 26 games in the nine matches against the Ducks (6-6, 0-1).

Stanford lost just two games in the three doubles matches. Second-ranked Lauren Kalvaria (Indialantic, FL/Boca Raton Prep) and Gabriela Lastra (Reno, NV/Reno HS) prevailed 8-1 at No. 1, and eighth-ranked Lauren Barnikow (Woodbridge, NJ/Woodbridge HS) and Erin Burdette (Jackson, GA/Monroe Academy) rolled to an 8-0 victory at No. 2.

The Cardinal won five of the six singles matches in straight sets, including a 6-2, 6-0 win by the 11th-ranked Kalvaria at No. 1. Stanford also received singles victories from the 16th-ranked Lastra, ninth-ranked Barnikow, 15th-ranked Burdette, 103rd-ranked Keiko Tokuda and Emilia Anderson (Cincinnati, OH/Anderson HS).

Stanford plays its second home match in as many days when it takes on No. 44 San Diego State (5-2) on Saturday at noon at the Taube Tennis Center.

#3 Stanford 7, #60 Oregon 0

Doubles (Stanford wins point)

No. 1 - #2 Lauren Kalvaria/Gabriela Lastra (S) d. Davina Mendiburu/Courtney Nagle, 8-1

No. 2 - #8 Lauren Barnikow/Erin Burdette (S) d. Ester Bak/Janice Nyland, 8-0

No. 3 - Keiko Tokuda/Story Tweedie-Yates (S) d. Monika Gieczys/Vickie Gunnarsson, 8-1


No. 1 - #11 Lauren Kalvaria (S) d. Janice Nyland, 6-2, 6-0

No. 2 - #16 Gabriela Lastra (S) d. Davina Mendiburu, 6-1, 6-1

No. 3 - #9 Lauren Barnikow (S) d. Monika Gieczys, 6-3, 6-1

No. 4 - #15 Erin Burdette (S) d. Vickie Gunnarsson, 6-1, 6-2

No. 5 - #103 Keiko Tokuda (S) d. Courtney Nagle, 6-2, 6-1

No. 6 - Emilia Anderson (S) d. Ester Bak, 4-6, 6-1, 6-3

Records - Oregon 6-6, Stanford 9-1.

Player rankings are courtesy of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.

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