Liu Falls In Finals Of Kickoff Classic

Jan. 19, 2003

Las Vegas, Nev. - Amber Liu (La Mesa, CA), ranked No. 17 in the nation, dropped a 6-4, 6-3 decision to 4th-ranked Vilmarie Castellvi of Tennessee in the singles final of the 2003 Women's Collegiate Tennis Kickoff Classic at the Fertitta Tennis Complex on Sunday afternoon in Las Vegas. Liu held a first-set break, but Castellvi rallied back to beat the Cardinal freshman.

In other singles action, freshman Joanna Kao (Fullerton, CA) competed in the backdraw consolation final. Kao was defeated by Melissa Schaub of Tennessee, 6-1, 6-3.

Stanford will open its 2003 dual campaign against Fresno State on Feb. 1. Match time is set for 12 p.m. at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium.

Collegiate Tennis Kickoff Classic
At Fertitta Tennis Complex, Las Vegas, NV

MAIN DRAW -- SINGLES FINAL
(2) Vilmarie Castellvi (UT) def. (5) Amber Liu (STAN) -- 6-4, 6-3

BACKDRAW CONSOLATION FINAL
Melissa Schaub (UT) def. Joanna Kao (STAN) -- 6-1, 6-3

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