Two Cardinal Netters Remain Alive At Pac-10 Championships

April 26, 2002

OJAI, Calif. - Senior Gabriela Lastra (Reno, Nevada) and freshman Erin Burdette (Jackson, Ga.) are the only Cardinal netters remaining in the main singles draw at the 2002 Pac-10 Championships in Ojai, Calif., while Stanford's top doubles threat at the tournament was bounced out in Friday's quarterfinals.

After Friday's quarterfinal schedule had been halted by a six-hour rain delay, No. 10 Lastra notched a 6-3, 6-2 win over No. 102 Diane Hollands of Arizona and No. 16 Burdette edged Arizona State's No. 15 Adria Engel 6-4, 6-4. Lastra extended her singles win streak to 12 matches, while Burdette has not lost in her last 19 contests. Stanford's third singles competitor, No. 14 Lauren Barnikow (Woodbridge, N.J.) dropped a 6-3, 6-1 decision to California's Raquel Kops-Jones 6-3, 6-1. Lastra and Burdette will compete in Saturday's semifinal round.

On the doubles side, Stanford's only team in the main draw of No. 13 Barnikow and Burdette picked up a victory in the round of 16, topping Washington State's Lorena Arias and Chris Martinez. However, the tandem fell to UCLA's No. 5 Lauren Fisher and Megan Bradley by an 8-4 count in the quartefinals.

Two Cardinal doubles squads were competing in the invitational draw. Anderson and freshman Story Tweedie-Yates (Redmond, Wash.) pulled out a 9-8 triumph to advance to Saturday's quarterfinal round, while the duo of Lizzy Bennett (Santa Barbara, Calif.) and Kara Guzman (Burr Ridge, Ill.) were bounced by WSU's Nora Gaal and Zorana Ragonovic 8-1 in the round of 16.

Main Draw Singles
No. 10 Gabriela Lastra (STAN) def. No. 102 Diane Hollands (ARI) 6-3, 6-2
No. 16 Erin Burdette (STAN) def. No. 15 Adria Engel (ASU) 6-4, 6-4
No. 32 Raquel Kops-Jones (CAL) de.f No. 13 Lauren Barnikow (STAN) 6-3, 6-1

Main Draw Doubles
No. 13 Barnikow-Burdette (STAN) def. Arias-Martinez (WSU) 8-6
No. 5 Fisher-Bradley (UCLA) def. No. 13 Barnikow-Burdette (STAN) 8-4

Invitational Draw Doubles
Anderson-Tweedie-Yates (STAN) def. Bayani-Esmero (USC) 9-8
Gaal-Roganovic (WSU) def. Bennett-Guzman (STAN) 8-1

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