No. 1 Stanford Host Final Home Match of the Season

April 9, 2004

STANFORD, Calif. - The No. 1 Stanford women's tennis team is set for its final home match this season as the Cardinal take on No. 41 Arizona State on Saturday, April 10, at Noon and Taube Tennis Center. The squad honors seniors Emilia Anderson and Lauren Barnikow in their last home Cardinal match.

Stanford has posted an unblemished 20-0 record this season, including a 5-0 record in Pacific-10 Conference action. The Cardinal boast eight athletes ranked in singles (No. 10 Amber Liu, No. 13 Alice Barnes, No. 22 Erin Burdette, No. 35 Theresa Logar, No. 43 Barnikow, No. 65 Story Tweedie-Yates, No. 75 Anderson, No. 87 Anne Yelsey) and three duos ranked in doubles action (No. 1 Barnikow/Burdette, No. 48 Anderson/Yelsey, No. 50 Barnes/Liu).

Senior Emilia Anderson hails from Cincinnati, Ohio, and is a communications major. This season, she has tallied a 20-5 overall singles record and 15-1 doubles record with partner Yelsey. Anderson notched a 4-0 singles record to help Stanford claim the title at the 2004 Team Indoor Championship. In the fall, she advanced to the quarterfinals of the ITA Northwest Regionals with wins over Fresno State's Kathrin Winterhalter (6-4, 6-2), Cal Poly's Sheila Lewis (6-2, 7-5) and No. 9 Dea Sumantri of Washington (7-5, 4-5 ret.). During her tenure on the Farm, Anderson has boasted a 94-25 overall singles record.

Senior Lauren Barnikow is an international relations major from Woodbridge, N.J. This season, she has recorded a perfect 20-0 singles record in dual matches and boasts a 28-5 overall singles record. She is ranked No. 1 with partner Erin Burdette in doubles action; the duo has notched a 24-2 doubles record. Barnikow took third place in the top flight of the Pac-10 Indoor Championships with wins over Arizona State's Kady Pooler (6-1, 6-1), Arizona's Maja Mlakar (6-0, 6-2) and Cal's Catherine Lynch (6-1, 6-3). She tallied a 4-0 singles record to help Stanford claim the title at the Team Indoor Championship.

Barnikow has notched a 121-35 overall singles record during her four years at Stanford. In the fall, Barnikow advanced to the singles quarterfinals of the ITA Northwest Regional Championships and took the doubles title with partner Burdette.

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