No. 6 Women's Tennis Blanks No. 46 Washington State 7-0

March 28, 2002

PULLMAN, Wash. - No. 6 Stanford women's tennis recorded its eighth shutout of the 2002 season Thursday afternoon, blanking No. 46 Washington State 7-0 in Pullman. The Cardinal improves to 14-1 with the victory, while the Cougars are 7-6 on the year.

Stanford's ninth consecutive win since a Feb. 9 loss to Georgia featured a sweep in doubles action and straight-set triumphs at every singles spot except No. 4.

The Cardinal took a 1-0 lead in the match after sweeping all three doubles matches to earn the doubles point. The third-ranked team of seniors Lauren Kalvaria (Indialantic, Fla.) and Gabriela Lastra (Reno, Nev.) led the charge with an 8-6 verdict over Washington State's top duo of Stacy McKenna and Erica Perkins at No. 1 doubles. At the No. 2 spot, Stanford's Erin Burdette (Jackson, Ga.) and Lauren Barnikow (Woodbridge, N.J.)- ranked No. 15 nationally- teamed for an 8-3 win.

In singles competition, Stanford claimed straight-set wins at every spot except No. 4, where No. 24 Burdette picked up a 6-7, 6-0, 6-2 win over the Cougar's Lorena Arias. Senior Keiko Tokuda (Clifton, N.J.) was able to breeze past her opponent, routing WSU's Nora Gaal 6-1, 6-1 at No. 5. Kalvaria, Lastra, Barnikow and Emilia Anderson (Cincinnati, Ohio) all notched victories for the Card to secure the match.

Stanford concludes its two-day road trip on Friday afternoon when it faces No. 14 Washington in Seattle at 1:30 p.m.

Singles
1) No. 11 Lauren Kalvaria (STAN) def. No. 50 Erica Perkins (WSU) 6-3, 7-6
2) No. 16 Gabriela Lastra (STAN) def. No. 72 Stacy McKenna (WSU) 6-3, 6-4
3) No. 15 Lauren Barnikow (STAN) def. Orsolya Sallai (WSU) 6-2, 6-2
4) No. 24 Erin Burdette (STAN) def. Lorena Arias (WSU) 6-7, 6-0, 6-2
5) Keiko Tokuda (STAN) def. Nora Gaal (WSU) 6-1, 6-1
6) Emilia Anderson (STAN) def. Chris Martinez (WSU) 6-2, 7-6

Doubles
1) No. 3 Kalvaria-Lastra (STAN) def. No. 14 McKenna-Perkins (WSU) 8-6
2) No. 15 Barnikow-Burdette (STAN) def. Arias-Martinez (WSU) 8-3
3) Tokuda-Tweedie-Yates (STAN) def. Zorana Roganovic-Orsi Sallai (WSU) 8-1

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