Laura Granville Advances To Singles Finals Of Pac-10 Indoors

Jan. 13, 2001

SEATTLE, Wash. - Stanford sophomore and defending NCAA Singles Champion Laura Granville (Chicago, IL) advanced to the singles finals of her flight in the Pac-10 Indoor Tennis Tournament held today at the Lloyd Nordstrom Tennis Center on the University of Washington campus.

Granville, the tournament's top seed and No. 20 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's fall rankings, defeated Oregon's Jeanette Mattsson in the quarterfinals 7-5, 6-0. In the semifinals, Granville defeated Washington's Kristina Kraszewski 6-3, 7-6 (7). Granville will face Arizona State's Adria Engel in the finals on Sunday.

Emilia Anderson (Cincinnati, OH) and Sarah Pestieau (New York, NY) both won their quarterfinal matches as well. Keiko Tokuda (Clifton, NJ) lost her quarterfinal match to Engel of ASU 7-5, 6-0.

Anderson was a winner over ASU's Jennifer Baker 6-1, 6-4, but came up short in the semifinals against Bernadette Bayani of USC 6-4, 6-1.

Pestieau picked up a 6-4, 6-2 win over UCLA's Petya Marinova and is scheduled to face USC's Melissa Esmero in the semifinals of her flight.

All three of Stanford's doubles team competing in the tournament picked up first-round wins to move on to Sunday's quarterfinals. Top-seeded and 13th-ranked Lauren Barnikow (Woodbridge, NJ) and Lauren Kalvaria (Indialantic, FL) came out on top in their first-round match. The team defeated Cal's Christina Fusano and Catherine Lynch 8-6. Granville and Gabriela Lastra (Reno, NV) were first-round winners as well, defeating ASU's Jennifer Baker and Celena McCoury 8-5. Anderson and Tokuda dropped Arizona's Debbie Larocque and Brooke Taylor 9-8 (3).In first round action from Friday, Stanford freshman Lizzy Bennett (Santa Barbara, CA) fell to Washington's Kathy Chi 6-1, 1-6, 6-2.

Doubles quarterfinals are scheduled to begin late Saturday night with the semis and finals slated for Sunday.

Pac-10 Indoor Tennis TournamentSeattle, Wash.January 13, 2001

SINGLESQuarterfinalsLaura Granville (STAN) def. Jeanette Mattsson (UO) 7-5, 6-0Adria Engel (ASU) def. Keiko Tokuda (STAN) 6-3, 6-4, 6-0Emilia Anderson (STAN) def. Jennifer Baker (ASU) 6-1, 6-4Sarah Pestieau (STAN) def. Petya Marinova (UCLA) 6-4, 6-2

SemifinalsLaura Granville (STAN) def. Kristina Kraszewski (UW) 6-3,7-6(7)Bernadette Bayani (USC) def. Emilia Anderson (STAN) 6-4, 6-1

Singles ConsolationQuarterfinalsLauren Barnikow (STAN) def. Tiffany Brymer (USC) 6-2, 6-1

First Round (Friday)Kathy Chi (UW) def. Lizzy Bennett (STAN) 6-1, 1-6, 6-2

DOUBLESFirst RoundLauren Barnikow/Lauren Kalvaria (STAN) def. Christina Fusano/Catherine Lynch (CAL) 8-6Laura Granville/Gabriela Lastra (STAN) def. Jennifer Baker/Celena McCoury (ASU) 8-5Emilia Anderson/Keiko Tokuda (STAN) def. Debbie Larocque/Brooke Taylor (UA) 9-8(3)

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