Women's Tennis Opens Competition At ITA National Indoors

Nov. 8, 2001

STANFORD, Calif. - Two Stanford women advanced to the second round of singles competition Thursday afternoon at the Omni Hotels National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships at the Brookhaven Country Club in Farmer's Branch, Tex. Both Cardinal doubles teams also triumphed in their first round matches.

No. 2 senior Lauren Kalvaria (Indialantic, Fla.), seeded sixth in the tournament, defeated Antonia Grib of Brenau 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 in her first round match. Senior Gabriela Lastra (Reno, Nev.), ranked No. 10 nationally, cruised past Mississippi's Mira Radu 6-1, 6-2 in the first round, as well. Freshman Erin Burdette (Jackson, Ga.), who entered the tournament with a team-best 10-1 overall singles mark, dropped a 2-6, 7-6 (4), 6-3 decision to Duke's Kelly McCain.

Both Cardinal doubles teams advanced to the second round of play. Stanford's top duo of Kalvaria-Lastra, seeded fourth in the tournament, defeated Florida International's Christina Campana and Annelise Rose 8-6. Sophomore Lauren Barnikow (Woodbridge, N.J.) and Burdette blanked Old Dominion's Nataly Cahana and Ana Radeljevic 8-0.

The women will return to action Friday morning when singles and doubles play continues.

Gabriela Lastra (STAN) def. Mira Radu (MISS) 6-1, 6-2
Lauren Kalvaria (STAN) def. Antonia Grib (BREN) 6-4, 5-7, 6-4
Kelly McCain (DUKE) def. Erin Burdette (STAN) 2-6, 7-6 (4), 6-3

Kalvaria-Lastra (STAN) def. Christiana Campana-Annelise Rose (FIU) 8-6
Lauren Barnikow-Burdette (STAN) def. Nataly Cahana-Ana Radeljevic (ODU) 8-0

Competition Schedule (11-9-01)
Second Round Singles
Lastra (STANFORD) vs. Bea Bielik (WAKE FOREST)- 11 a.m.
Kalvaria (STANFORD) vs. Lindsay Dawaf (FLORIDA)- 12:30 p.m.

First Round Consolation Singles
Burdette (STANFORD) vs. Janet Bergman (WAKE FOREST)- 11 a.m.

Second Round Doubles
Kalvaria-Lastra (STANFORD) vs. Alexa Milalaeva-Lina Suurvarik (ILLINOIS STATE)-TBA
Barnikow-Burdette (STANFORD) vs. Lindsay Dawaf-Jessica Lenhoff (FLORIDA)- TBA

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