Women's Tennis Rolls Over No. 13 USC, 6-1

April 5, 2002

STANFORD, Calif. - Fourth-ranked Stanford University (17-1) posted its second win over a top 25 opponent in three days with a 6-1 home win over USC (14-5) on Friday afternoon at the Taube Tennis Center. The Cardinal also defeated No. 21 California 7-0 on Wednesday afternoon on The Farm.

After a 30-minute rain delay pushed back the start of the match until 2:00 p.m., the Cardinal came out and won all three doubles matches and five of the six singles matches to extend its winning streak to 12 and improve to 8-0 at home this season.

The top two doubles matches featured four of the top 20 ranked teams in the nation. At No. 1, Stanford's second-ranked duo of Lauren Kalvaria (Indialantic, FL) and Gabriela Lastra (Reno, NV) topped fourth-ranked Tiffany Brymer (Apple Valley, CA) and Jewel Peterson (College Park, GA) 8-6. At No. 2, 14th-ranked Lauren Barnikow (Woodbridge, NJ) and Erin Burdette (Jackson, GA) beat 19th-ranked Anita Loyola (Tucson, AZ) and Luana Magnani (Pasadena, CA) 8-6.

Stanford then wrapped up the victory by winning the Nos. 3, 5 and 6 singles matches by identical 6-2, 6-2 scores. Senior Keika Tokuda (Clifton, NJ) wrapped up her win first at No. 5, and was followed by Emilia Anderson (Cincinnati, OH) at No. 6 and Barnikow's clinching victory at No. 3.

The Cardinal also received three-set victories from Lastra at No. 2 and Burdette at No.4.

USC's victory came at No. 1 singles, as Peterson prevailed in three sets.

The Cardinal concludes ZOOM Marketing's 'Stanford Spring Smash' on Saturday when it hosts No. 7 UCLA at noon. USC will travel across the Bay to face California on Saturday at noon. This weekend's matches do not count in the Pac-10 standings.

#4 Stanford 6, #13 USC 1

Doubles (Stanford wins point)

No. 1 - #2 Lauren Kalvaria/Gabriela Lastra (S) d. #4 Tiffany Brymer/Jewel Peterson, 8-6* (clinched point)

No. 2 - #14 Lauren Barnikow/Erin Burdette (S) d. #19 Anita Loyola/Luana Magnani, 8-6

No. 3 - Keiko Tokuda/Story Tweedie-Yates (S) d. Maureen Diaz/Melissa Esmero, 8-3

Singles

No. 1 - #5 Jewel Peterson (USC) d. #10 Lauren Kalvaria, 1-6, 6-4, 6-4

No. 2 - #18 Gabriela Lastra (S) d. #31 Luana Magnani, 6-1, 3-6, 6-1

No. 3 - #14 Lauren Barnikow (S) d. #88 Maureen Diaz, 6-2, 6-2* (clinched dual victory)

No. 4 - #24 Erin Burdette (S) d. Anita Loyola, 6-0, 6-7, 6-3

No. 5 - Keiko Tokuda (S) d. Tiffany Brymer, 6-2, 6-2

No. 6 - Emilia Anderson (S) d. Melissa Esmero, 6-2, 6-2

Records - #13 USC 14-5, #4 Stanford 17-1.

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

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