Four Cardinal Earn ITA Women's Tennis All-America Honors

June 2, 2003

Skillman, N.J. - The 2003 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-America Team for NCAA Division I women were announced on Friday. Junior Lauren Barnikow (Woodbridge, NJ), sophomore Erin Burdette (Jackson, GA) and freshmen Alice Barnes (Cambridge, UK) and Amber Liu (La Mesa, CA) all earned All-American accolades.

Barnikow received honors for both her singles and doubles play, marking her third straight year and fifth overall award. Barnikow finished with a No. 17 final singles ranking, but fell in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. She also teamed with Burdette and spent most of the season as the top-ranked duo in the country, advancing to the quarterfinals and finished with a No. 2 overall ranking.

Burdette also was award honors for both singles and doubles, marking her third career accolade. She finished with a No. 19 singles ranking and was an NCAA quarterfinalist with Barnikow this year in doubles.

Barnes and Liu earned All-American honors for singles, picking up their first career All-American awards. Barnes spent the season as Stanford's No. 4 player and finished with a No. 11 final ranking. Liu, this season's NCAA Singles Champion, played the top spot for the Cardinal this year and finished with an overall record of 33-10.

Players earn ITA All-America honors in singles and/or doubles based on their final ranking, advancement at the NCAA Championships and/or seeding at the NCAA Championships (exact criteria listed at bottom of release).

The ITA National Player of the Year and ITA National Doubles Team of the Year will be announced this week.

2003 ITA All-America Women's Team

Vilmarie Castellvi, Tennessee (Singles, Doubles)Alice Barnes, Stanford (S)Lauren Barnikow, Stanford (S, D)Erin Burdette, Stanford (S, D)Jackie Carleton, UCLA (S)Chloe Carlotti, Fresno State (S)Claire Carter, Washington (D)Agata Cioroch, Georgia (S, D)Kendall Cline, North Carolina (D)Julie DeRoo, Duke (D)Tammy Encina, Tennessee (S)Adria Engel, Arizona State (S)Christina Fusano, California (D)Alexis Gordon, Florida (S)Lori Grey, Georgia (D)Cristelle Grier, Northwestern (S)Amanda Johnson, Duke (S, D)Darija Klaic, Washington (D)Raquel Kops-Jones, California (S, D)Jenny Kuhn, Tulane (D)Amber Liu, Stanford (S)Jennifer Magley, Florida (D)Kelly McCain, Duke (S)Aniela Mojzis, North Carolina (D)Courtney Nagle, Oregon (D)Daria Panova, Oregon (S, D)Jewel Peterson, Southern California (S)Kate Pinchbeck, North Carolina (S)Alice Pirsu, Pennsylvania (S)Mira Radu, Mississippi (S)Zerene Reyes, Florida (D)Sarah Riske, Vanderbilt (S, D)Melissa Schaub, Tennessee (D)Emilie Scribot, Arizona (S)Julie Smekodub, Tulane (S, D)Viktoria Stoklasova, South Alabama (S)Dea Sumantri, Washington (S)Amy Trefethen, Kentucky (D)Aleke Tsoubanos, Vanderbilt (D)Silvia Urickova, Virginia Commonwealth (D)Sara Walker, UCLA (S)Sarah Witten, Kentucky (S, D)Barbora Zahnova, Virginia Commonwealth (D)

Criteria for selection: In order to receive ITA All-America status from the ITA, a player must meet one of the following criteria in their respective divisions:
Singles (denoted by 'S')
1.) Top 16 seed in NCAA Singles Championships, or
2.) Reach round of 16 in NCAA Singles Championships, or
3.) Finish in the Top 20 of the final Omni Hotels Collegiate Tennis Rankings.
Doubles (denoted by 'D')
1.) Top eight seed in NCAA Doubles Championships, or
2.) Reach quarterfinals of NCAA Doubles Championship, or
3.) Finish in Top 10 of final Omni Hotels Collegiate Tennis Rankings

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