Laura Granville and Lauren Kalvaria Named to the 2001 USA Tennis Collegiate Team
May 31, 2001
White Plains, N.Y. --The United States Tennis Association (USTA) and the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) announced the top 12 American men's and women's collegiate tennis players who will comprise the 2001 USA Tennis Collegiate Team. Both Laura Granville and Lauren Kalvaria were named to the team after helping the Cardinal to a team championship.
This season, Granville became the first player since Florida's Lisa Raymond (1992-93) to win back-to-back NCAA Women's Singles Titles. Granville also won consecutive Rolex National Indoor Championships and has gone 93-3 over the past two seasons. In February, she broke the NCAA Division I record for consecutive wins when she tallied her 58th straight victory.
Kalvaria also helped Stanford to the NCAA Team Title and she reached the finals against Granville in the singles championship. She and teammate Lauren Barnikow spent the last three months ranked No. 1 in the nation for doubles. She went 39-4 this season in singles and owns a three-year career of 107-21.
The USA Tennis Collegiate Team, an elite training program for the top American collegiate tennis players, is administered by the USTA and ITA and is designed to provide players with valuable exposure to the professional circuit in a team-oriented environment. The 2001 women's team begins play in Easton, Md. on June 18. They will be coached by Arizona State head coach, Shiela McInerny.
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