#1 Stanford Women's Tennis Defeats #8 Arizona State, 6-1
March 10, 2001
STANFORD, Calif. --- Top-ranked Stanford University upped their record to 6-0 in Pacific-10 Conference play with a 6-1 win over eighth-ranked Arizona State Saturday afternoon at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium. The Cardinal is 15-0 overall, while the Sun Devils fell to 9-3.
In singles play the Cardinal won five of six matches. The nation's top-ranked Laura Granville (Chicago, IL/The Latin School) was forced to a third set by Adria Engel before prevailing 4-6, 6-2, 6-3. She improved her dual match record to 13-1, 28-1 overall. Seventh-ranked Lauren Kalvaria (Indialantic, FL/Boca Raton Prep), 16th-ranked Gabriela Lastra (Reno, NV/Reno HS), and Emilia Anderson (Cincinnati, OH/Anderson HS) all cruised to straight set victories over their opponents.
Stanford won two of three doubles matches to grab the first point of the dual. The country's top-ranked duo, Lauren Barnikow (Woodbridge, NJ/Woodbridge HS) and Kalvaria, outlasted their counterparts Celena McCoury and Mahairi Brown 8-6, improving their dual match record to 12-2, 24-3 overall. Stanford's No. 2 team of Granville and Lastra handled Engel and Karin Palme 8-3, extending their dual match winning streak to thirteen.
The Cardinal has an eighteen day break before their next match. They will be back in action on March 28 in Nevada against UNLV.
#1 Stanford 6, #8 Arizona State 1
SinglesNo. 1 - #1 Laura Granville (S) d. Adria Engel, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3No. 2 - #7 Lauren Kalvaria (S) d. Karin Palme, 6-0, 6-2No. 3 - #16 Gabriela Lastra (S) d. Megan Yeats, 6-1, 6-2No. 4 - #87 Lauren Barnikow (S) d. Fay DeVera, 6-2, 4-6, 6-2No. 5 - Mahairi Brown (ASU) d. #32 Keiko Tokuda, 6-3, 6-2No. 6 -#89 Emilia Anderson (S) d. Cindy Sureephong, 6-2, 6-2
DoublesNo. 1 - #1 Lauren Barnikow/Lauren Kalvaria (S) d. Celena McCoury/Mahairi Brown, 8-6No. 2 - #8 Laura Granville/Gabriela Lastra (S) d. Adria Engel/Karin Palme, 8-3No. 3 - Cindy Sureephong/Megan Yeats (ASU) d. Emilia Anderson/Keiko Tokuda, 8-4
Records - #8 Arizona State 9-3 overall (3-3 Pac-10), #1 Stanford 15-0 (6-0).