Pac-10 2001 Tennis Championships Release

April 25, 2001

PAC-10 INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONSHIPS ... The Pac-10's nine women's teams and eight men's teams head to Ojai, Calif., Thursday, April 26 through Sunday, April 29, to decide the league's singles and doubles champions. The 32-player men's singles draw shall consist of four student-athletes from each school, and the 16-team doubles draw shall consist of two doubles teams from each school. For the women, the 32-player singles draw shall consist of three players from each of the nine schools that sponsor women's tennis, with five additional competitors selected by a committee of coaches, based upon the participants record. The 16-team doubles draw will have one doubles team from each school and seven additional teams selected by the committee, based upon the participants record.

WHAT & WHERE ... Pac-10 competition will be held in conjunction with the 101st Annual Ojai Valley Tennis Tournament. The Pac-10 men will compete at Libbey Park in Ojai for all rounds. The Pac-10 women will play at the Ojai Valley Inn Tennis Center Thursday, and at Libbey Park on Friday. All semifinal and final matches on Saturday and Sunday are at Libbey Park. Matches begin at 8 a.m., with two rounds of singles on opening day. One round of singles and two rounds of doubles will be played on Friday. Semifinals and finals will be held at a time yet to be determined.

OJAI HISTORY ... The Ojai, as it is known in tennis circles, is the oldest amateur tennis tournament in the United States and has been interrupted only five years since its inception - in 1924 by hoof and mouth disease and four years during World War II. Pac-10 schools have competed in intercollegiate events in 89 of The Ojai's 99 tournaments beginning in 1911. Championship medals are awarded in both singles and doubles and the winner's names are inscribed on permanent trophies displayed each year at the tournament. Last year's singles winners were Stanford's Geoff Abrams and UCLA's Sara Walker. Doubles winners were UCLA's Brandon Kramer and Jong-Min Lee and Arizona's Lindsay Blau and Michelle Gough.

MEDIA CONTACT ... Gerry Roe will serve as the Ojai Valley Tennis Tournament coordinator. All media requests can be forwarded to her at P.O. Box 908, Ojai, Calif. 93024, (805) 646-3611. During tennis competition, Roe can be reached at the Ojai Tournament desk, (805) 646-7241. Results will be posted at, as well as on the Pac-10 website:

PAC-10 RECAP ... Stanford captured both the men's and women's team titles in 2001, posting perfect marks in Conference play. On the men's side the Cardinal was 7-0, while the women went 8-0. It is the fourth straight year the Stanford men's team has won at least a share of the Pac-10 title, while the Cardinal women won their 14th straight Conference title.

TEAM RANKINGS ... (April 18)

Men's ITA Rankings Women's ITA Rankings 1. UCLA 1. Stanford 5. Stanford 9. California 16. Washington 10. Arizona State 18. USC 15. USC 21. California 16. Washington 34. Arizona State 28. Washington State 38. Arizona 32. UCLA 41. Arizona

PAC-10 TEAMS IN NATIONAL RANKINGS ...Pac-10 men hold down 20 spots in the top-100 men's singles list in the April 18 edition of the ITA Intercollegiate Tennis Rankings. Seven of the eight Conference teams are represented by individuals, with Stanford senior Alex Kim the top player in the nation. UCLA leads the way with six individuals in the top-100, while Stanford has four players and Cal has three players ranked.

UCLA: No. 11 Jean-Julian Rojer (So.), No. 51 Jean-Noel Grinda (Sr.), No. 71 Tobias Clemens (Fr.), No. 72 Travis Rettenmaier (So.), No. 79 Erfan Djahangiri (So.), No. 80 Marcin Matkowski (Fr.)STANFORD: No. 1 Alex Kim (Sr.), No. 25 K.J. Hipensteel (Jr.), No. 41 David Martin (So.), No. 97 Ryan Haviland (So.)CALIFORNIA: No. 27 John Paul Fruttero (So.), No. 83 Balazs Veress (Fr.), No. 96 Adrian Barnes (Sr.)ARIZONA STATE: No. 64 Matt Klinger (Jr.), No. 67 Nic Dubey (Sr.)USC: No. 14 Andrew Park (Jr.), No. 99 Nick Rainey (Jr.)

WASHINGTON: No. 42 Matt Hanlin (So), No. 49 Andrej Bizjak (Jr.)ARIZONA: No. 84 Steven Capriati (Jr.)

In doubles, Pac-10 men's teams occupy nine spots among the top-50, with Stanford and UCLA each with three ranked doubles teams. Five of the eight Pac-10 schools have a ranked doubles squad. The Cardinal duo of Scott Lipsky and David Martin is the highest ranked Pac-10 doubles team at No. 6.

STANFORD: No. 6 Scott Lipsky/David Martin, No. 24 K.J. Hippensteel/Alex Kim, No. 31 Ali Ansari/Scotty ScottUCLA: No. 9 Jean-Noel Grinda/Jean-Julian Rojer, No. 40 Marcin Matkowski/Travis Rettenmaier, No. 42 Tobias Clemens/Lassi KetolaARIZONA: No. 36 Steven Capriati/Carl HagmanCALIFORNIA: No. 47 Adrian Barnes/Scott KintzUSC: No. 9 Ryan Moore/Nick Rainey

Pac-10 women hold down 19 spots on the top-100 singles list in the April 18 edition of the ITA Intercollegiate Tennis Rankings. Eight of the nine Conference teams are represented by individuals, with Stanford sophomore Laura Granville the top-ranked player in the nation. The Cardinal leads the way with five individuals in the top-100, while Washington and California place three players in the rankings. Two other schools have three individuals ranked, while three other schools placed two players in the rankings.

STANFORD: No. 1 Laura Granville (So.), No. 10 Lauren Kalvaria (Jr.), No. 19 Gabriela Lastra (Jr.), No. 41 Keiko Tokuda (Jr.), No. 91 Lauren Barnikow (Fr.)CALIFORNIA: No. 52 Anita Kurimay (Sr.), No. 73 Christina Fusano (So.), No. 75 Raquel Kops-Jones (Fr.)WASHINGTON: No. 12 Kristina Kraszewski (Sr.), No. 42 Claire Carter (Fr.), No. 83 Darija Klaic (So.)ARIZONA STATE: No. 5 Adria Engel (So.), No. 76 Megan Yeats (So.)UCLA: No. 20 Sara Walker (So.), No. 85 Petya Marinova (Jr.)USC: No. 17 Jewel Peterson (So.), No. 74 Maureen Diaz (So.)ARIZONA: No. 100 Michelle Gough (Sr.)WASHINGTON STATE: No. 38 Erica Perkins (Jr.)

In doubles, Pac-10 women's teams occupy 14 spots among the top-50, with Stanford leading the way with three ranked doubles teams. Seven of the nine Pac-10 schools have a ranked doubles squad. The Cardinal duo of Lauren Barnikow and Lauren Kalvaria is the top-ranked doubles team in the nation.

STANFORD: No. 1 Lauren Barnikow/Lauren Kalvaria, No. 3 Laura Granville/Gabriela Lastra, No. 20 Lauren Kalvaria/Gabriela LastraARIZONA STATE: No. 16 Mhairi Brown/Celena McCoury, No. 34 Adria Engel/Karin PalmeCALIFORNIA: No. 26 Raquel Kops-Jones/Anita Kurimay, No. 32 Nicole Havlicek/Jieun JacobsWASHINGTON: No. 11 Darija Klaic/Kristina Kraszewski, No. 25 Claire Carter/Ilona KordonskayaWASHINGTON STATE: No. 21 Stacy McKenna/Ana Maria Moura, No. 33 Tamara Filipovic/Erica PerkinsARIZONA: No. 36 Debbie Larocque/Laresa MarinoUCLA: No. 19 Lauren Fisher/Petya MarinovaUSC: No. 12 Tiffany Brymer/Jewel Peterson

PAC-10 INDIVIDUAL HONORS ... Individual awards will be awarded after the conclusion of the Pac-10 Championships in Ojai and released from the Conference office on Wednesday, May 9.

NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS ... The NCAA Men's Tennis Regionals are May 12-13 on campus sites, and the NCAA Men's Tennis Championships are in Athens, Ga. on May 19-28. The NCAA Women's Tennis Regionals are May 12-13 on campus sites, with the NCAA Women's Tennis Championship held in Atlanta, Ga., on May 17-25.

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