Three Cardinal Netters Advance To Round Of 16 At NCAA Singles Championships

May 21, 2002

STANFORD, Calif. - Three Stanford women's tennis players advanced to the round of 16 on Tuesday afternoon at the 2002 NCAA Women's Tennis Singles Championships at the Taube Tennis Center. Seniors Lauren Kalvaria (Indialantic, Fla.) and Gabriela Lastra (Reno, Nev.), along with freshman Erin Burdette (Jackson, Ga.), all won their first two matches of the day and were awarded All-America status as a result of qualifying for the round of 16.

Kalvaria, ranked No. 4 nationally and seeded eighth in the tournament, breezed past Georgia Tech's Jaime Wong 6-0, 6-3 in the first round before recording a 6-3, 6-1 victory over USC's Luana Magnani in the second. The Cardinal senior is scheduled face Kate Pinchbeck of North Carolina on Wednesday at 9 a.m.

Lastra checks in as one of eight No. 9-16 seeds in the tournament, as well as bringing in a No. 6 national singles ranking. The senior was impressive on Tuesday afternoon, notching two wins to advance to the round of 16. Lastra cruised past Debbie Larocque of Arizona 6-4, 6-1 in her first match and ousted Vladka Uhlirova of Texas 6-0, 6-2 in the following round. She is set to square off against Georgia's Agata Cioroch- the tourney's No. 5 seed- on Wednesday at 9 a.m.

Burdette also registered two wins in her first two matches of the singles championship. The freshman, ranked No. 13 in the country, posted straight-set wins over Tennessee's Alison Ojeda (6-2, 6-2) and North Carolina's Julie Rotondi (7-5, 6-2) to advance. Burdette will now match up with Florida's Lindsay Dawaf on Wednesday at 9 a.m.

'Overall, I thought I played pretty well,' said Burdette. 'In both matches today, each girl played good defense. I was able to stay on top of the ball and attack the net while they were at the baseline. All of my shots felt clean and sharp today.'

Stanford's fourth entrant in the singles draw, sophomore Lauren Barnikow (Woodbridge, N.J.), failed to advance past the first round of competition. Barnikow dropped a 6-1, 6-2 decision to Kentucky's Carolina Mayorga.

Singles competition from the round of 16 resumes Wednesday morning, with doubles action to follow.

First Round Singles (Stanford only):
No. 8 seed Lauren Kalvaria (STAN) def. Jaime Wong (GATECH) 6-0, 6-3
No. 9-16 seed Gabriela Lastra (STAN) def. Debbie Larocque (ARIZ) 6-4, 6-1
Erin Burdette (STAN) def. Alison Ojeda (TENN) 6-2, 6-2
Carolina Mayorga (KEN) def. Lauren Barnikow (STAN) 6-1, 6-2

Second Round Singles (Stanford only):
No. 8 seed Lauren Kalvaria (STAN) def. Luana Magnani (USC) 6-3, 6-1
No. 9-16 seed Gabriela Lastra (STAN) def. Vladka Uhlirova (TEX) 6-0, 6-2
Erin Burdette (STAN) def. Julie Rotondi (UNC) 7-5, 6-2

Wednesday's Doubles Schedule (Stanford only):
No. 1 seed Kalvaria/Lastra (STAN) vs. McKenna/Perkins (WSU)- 12 p.m.
Barnikow/Burdette (STAN) vs. Faltynkova/Kolodynska (OKST)- 1:30 p.m.

2002 NCAA Women's Tennis Singles Championship

Tuesday, May 21, 2002

At Stanford, California (Taube Tennis Center)

First Round (Round of 64)

#1 seed Bea Bielik (Wake Forest) d. Susanna Lingman (Harvard), 6-4, 6-2

Kim Niggemeyer (Fresno State) d. Delia Causevic (Maryland), 3-6, 6-4, 6-1

#9-16 seed Megan Bradley (UCLA) d. Toni Neykova (Iowa), 6-2, 7-5

Alix Lacelarie (Clemson) d. Christina Fusano (California), 7-5, 1-6, 6-3

(Fusano entered the draw when Georgia's Mariel Verban withdrew)

#8 seed Lauren Kalvaria (Stanford) d. Jaime Wong (Georgia Tech), 6-0, 6-3

Luana Magnani (Southern California) d. Jessyca Arthur (William & Mary), 6-1, 6-1

#9-16 seed Maja Mlakar (Arizona) d. Mira Radu (Mississippi), 6-1, 6-3

Kate Pinchbeck (North Carolina) d. Katja Kovac (Baylor), 3-6, 6-3, 6-3

#4 seed Nataly Cahana (Old Dominion) d. Linda Faltynkova (Oklahoma State), 6-4, 6-0

Lindsay Dawaf (Florida) d. Julie DeRoo (Duke), 7-6 (3), 6-1

#9-16 seed Erin Burdette (Stanford) d. Alison Ojeda (Tennessee), 6-2, 6-2

Julie Rotondi (North Carolina) d. Darija Klaic (Washington), 6-3, 7-5

#6 seed Andrea Ondrisova (Virginia Commonwealth) d. Jennifer McGaffigan (Illinois), 6-3, 6-4

Megan Dunigan (Furman) d. Sarah Witten (Kentucky), 5-7, 6-4, 7-6 (8)

Bruna Colosio (LSU) d. #9-16 seed Sarah Riske (Vanderbilt), 6-3, 6-3

Adria Engel (Arizona State) d. Jennifer Radman (South Carolina), 6-3, 6-2

Carolina Mayorga (Kentucky) d. Lauren Barnikow (Stanford), 6-1, 6-2

#9-16 seed Sara Walker (UCLA) d. Courtney Bergman (Harvard), 1-6, 6-0, 6-3

Janet Bergman (Wake Forest) d. Kavitha Krishnamurthy (Princeton), 6-4, 6-2

#7 seed Jewel Peterson (Southern California) d. Monica Rincon (Ohio State), 6-2, 6-4

Alena Jecminkova (Kansas State) d. Raquel Kops-Jones (California), 1-6, 6-3, 7-6 (3)

#9-16 seed Alice Pirsu (Pennsylvania ) d. Marlene Mejia (North Carolina), 6-3, 6-2

Marine Piriou (Northwestern) d. Alesya Ignatieva (Mississippi), 6-0, 6-4

#3 seed Jessica Lehnhoff (Florida) d. Anda Perianu (Oklahoma), 4-6, 6-2, 6-4

Vladka Uhlirova (Texas) d. Martina Nedelkova (Virginia Commonwealth), 6-4, 6-2

#9-16 seed Gabriela Lastra (Stanford) d. Debbie Larocque (Arizona), 6-4, 6-1

Alicia Pillay (Tulsa) d. Erica Perkins (Washington State), 6-3, 6-2

#5 seed Agata Cioroch (Georgia) d. Anca Dumitrescu (Florida State), 6-2, 6-2

Sarah Borwell (Houston) d. Victoria Stoklasova (South Alabama), 6-2, 6-1

#9-16 seed Vilmarie Castellvi (Tennessee) d. Jenny Miller (Vanderbilt), 6-2, 6-3

Chloe Carlotti (Fresno State) d. Manon Kruse (Middle Tennessee), 7-6 (6), 3-6, 6-2

Katarina Markovski (South Carolina) d. #2 seed Kelly McCain (Duke), 6-1, 5-7, 7-5

Second Round (Round of 32)

#1 seed Bea Bielik (Wake Forest) d. Kim Niggemeyer (Fresno State), 6-3, 6-2

#9-16 seed Megan Bradley (UCLA) d. Alix Lacelarie (Clemson), 6-0, 6-1

#8 seed Lauren Kalvaria (Stanford) d. Luana Magnani (Southern California), 6-3, 6-1

Kate Pinchbeck (North Carolina) d. #9-16 seed Maja Mlakar (Arizona), 3-6, 7-5, 7-5

Lindsay Dawaf (Florida) d. #4 seed Nataly Cahana (Old Dominion), 3-6, 6-4, 6-3

#9-16 seed Erin Burdette (Stanford) d. Julie Rotondi (North Carolina), 7-5, 6-2

#6 seed Andrea Ondrisova (Virginia Commonwealth) d. Megan Dunigan (Furman), 7-5, 6-4

Adria Engel (Arizona State) d. Bruna Colosio (LSU), 2-6, 6-2, 6-2

#9-16 seed Sara Walker (UCLA) d. Carolina Mayorga (Kentucky), 4-6, 6-3, 6-4

#7 seed Jewel Peterson (Southern California) d. Janet Bergman (Wake Forest), 6-4, 7-5

#9-16 seed Alice Pirsu (Pennsylvania) d. Alena Jecminkova (Kansas State), 6-3, 6-2

#3 seed Jessica Lehnhoff (Florida) d. Marine Piriou (Northwestern), 7-5, 6-1

#9-16 seed Gabriela Lastra (Stanford) d. Vladka Uhlirova (Texas), 6-0, 6-2

#5 seed Agata Cioroch (Georgia) d. Alicia Pillay (Tulsa), 6-0, 6-1

#9-16 seed Vilmarie Castellvi (Tennessee) d. Sarah Borwell (Houston), 6-4, 6-1

Chloe Carlotti (Fresno State) d. Katarina Markovski (South Carolina), 6-4, 6-4

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