NCAA Women's Tennis Singles & Doubles Draws Unveiled

May 18, 2003

Gainesville, Fla. - The NCAA Women's Tennis Committee on Sunday morning unveiled the draws for the 64-player NCAA Singles Championship and the 32-team NCAA Doubles Championship. A total of four players from Stanford University will compete in the NCAA Singles Championships, while one Cardinal tandem is entered in the NCAA Doubles Championships.

The NCAA Singles Championship begins Monday morning at the Ring Tennis Complex, while the NCAA Doubles Championship gets underway on Tuesday afternoon. One round of each event will be played every day, culminating with the finals occurring on Saturday, May 24.

Freshmen Amber Liu (La Mesa, CA) and Alice Barnes (Cambridge, UK) were the only Cardinal to be seeded in the singles draw. Liu earned a No. 7 overall seed, while Barnes was placed within the 9-16 seed. Liu's first round opponent will be Florida's Julie Rotondi and Barnes will take on Dea Sumantri of Washington. Also representing Stanford is Lauren Barnikow (Woodbridge, NJ), who plays Ole Miss' Mira Radu and Erin Burdette (Jackson, GA) meets Christina Fusano of California.

In doubles action, the Cardinal duo of Barnikow and Burdette earned the top-seed in the competition. They will meet Jennifer Tuchband and Henriette Williams of Virginia in the opening round.

Tennessee's Vilmarie Castellvi is the No. 1 seed in the singles draw.

NCAA Women's Tennis Singles Championship Draw(1) Vilmarie Castellvi, Tennessee vs. Jessica Rush, NorthwesternNataly Cahana, Old Dominion vs. Maja Mlakar, Arizona(9-16) Alexis Gordon, Florida vs. Urska Juric, MissouriSusi Wild, UCLA vs. Amanda Johnson, Duke(8) Adria Engel, Arizona State vs. Aleke Tsoubanso, VanderbiltLuana Magnani, Southern Calif. vs. Aleksandra Durska, Tulsa(9-16) Mira Radu, Ole Miss vs. Lauren Barnikow, StanfordNathalie Roels, Kentucky vs. Aniela Mojzis, UNC(4) Agata Cioroch, Georgia vs. Anda Perianu, OklahomaKate Pinchbeck, UNC vs. Julia Scaringe, Florida(9-16) Alice Barnes, Stanford vs. Dea Sumantri, WashingtonCandice Fuchs, William & Mary vs. Caylan Leslie, Notre Dame(6) Racquel Kops-Jones, Cal vs. Jieun Jacobs, CaliforniaMaureen Diaz, Southern Calif. vs. Alix Lacelarie, Clemson(9-16) Jackie Carleton, UCLA vs. Courtney Nagle, OregonZerene Reyes, Florida vs. Julie Smekodub, TulaneDianne Hollands, Arizona vs. Sarah Witten, KentuckyJennifer Tuchband, Virginia vs. (9-16) Sara Riske, VanderbiltJessica Roland, Texas A&M vs. Alicia Pillay, TulsaJulie Rotondi, Florida vs. (7) Amber Liu, StanfordAlice Pirsu, Pennsylvania vs. Jenny Kuhn, TulaneLiina Suurvarik, Illinois State vs. (9-16) Chloe Carlotti, Fresno St.Barbora Zahnova, VCU vs. Kendra Strohm, TexasViktoria Stoklasova, South Alabama vs. (3) Kelly McCain, DukeChristina Fusano, California vs. Erin Burdette, StanfordJaime Wong, Georgia Tech vs. (9-16) Daria Panova, OregonSaras Arasu, Duke vs. Marlene Mejia, UNCManon Kruse, Middle Tenn. St. vs. (5) Jewel Peterson, Southern Calif.Anne Nguyen, Georgia vs. Tammy Encina, TennesseeCourtney Bergman, Harvard vs. (9-16) Sara Walker, UCLAJulie Coin, Clemson vs. Lindsay Dawaf, FloridaAlicia Salas, Notre Dame vs. (2) Cristelle Grier, Northwestern

NCAA Women's Tennis Doubles Championship Draw(1) Lauren Barnikow / Erin Burdette, Stanford vs. Jennifer Tuchband/Henriette Williams, VirginiaMelissa Applebaum/Megan Bradley, Miami vs. Amanda Johnson/Julie DeRoo, Duke(5-8) Sarah Witten/Amy Trefethen, Kentucky vs. Beverly Dawson/Irina Tereschenko, Texas TechJessica Roland/Roberta Spencer, Texas A&M vs. Ziva Grasic/Kendra Strohm, Texas(3) Sarah Riske/Aleke Tsoubanos, Vanderbilt vs. Stacy Varnell/Manon Kruse, Middle Tennessee St.Jessica Rush/Cristelle Grier, Northwestern vs. Jewel Peterson/Tiffany Brymer, Southern Calif.(5-8) Jennifer Magley/Zerene Reyes, Florida vs. Laurence Jayet/Julie Coin, ClemsonAlice Sukner/Jessica Johnson, Marshall vs. Urska Juric/Katka Sevcikova, MissouriAlexis Gordon/Julia Scaringe, Florida vs. Silvia Tornier/Indra Erichsen, San Diego St.Courtney Nagle/Daria Panova, Oregon vs. (5-8) Aniela Mojzis/Kendall Cline, North CarolinaSilvia Urickova/Barbora Zahnova, VCU vs. Kate Boomershine/Candice Fuchs, William & MaryJennifer McGaffigan/Michelle Webb, Illinois vs. (4) Vilmarie Castellvi/Melissa Schaub, TennesseeLinda Faltynkova/Katarzyna Kolodynska, Oklahoma State vs. Hillary Adams/Kelly McCain, DukeChloe Carlotti/Lucia Tallo, Fresno State vs. (5-8) Christina Fusano/Raquel Kops-Jones, CalHeather Saluri/Anda Perianu, Oklahoma vs. Julie Smekodub/Jenny Kuhn, TulaneLindsay Dawaf/Julie Rotondi, Florida vs. (2) Agata Cioroch/Lori Grey, Georgia

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