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  Lauren Barnikow
Lauren Barnikow

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Woodbridge, N.J.

High School:
Woodbridge/Palmer Prep

Height:
5-6

2003-04 (Senior): Notched a 5-3 fall record ... Opens the spring season ranked No. 5 in the ITA preseason rankings ... Downed No. 2 Nataly Cahana of Old Dominion at the Riviera/ITA All-American Tournament before falling to top-ranked Raquel Kops-Jones of Cal in the round of 16 in three sets (7-5, 3-6, 6-3) ... Advanced to the quarterfinals of the ITA Northwest Regional Championships at Stanford in October.

2002-03 (Junior): Garnered All-America accolades ... Earned Second-Team All-Pac-10 honors and was named the conference Doubles Team of the Year with teammate Erin Burdette ... Ranked No. 2 doubles team in the country in ITA rankings ... Advanced to the quarterfinal round of the NCAA Doubles championships ... Recorded an 8-5 victory over Cal's No. 4-ranked duo of Fusano/Kops-Jones ... Tallied a 33-6 overall doubles record ... Completed the season ranked No. 17 in the final singles ITA rankings after notching a 26-13 overall record ... Tallied a 15-6 record against Pac-10 opponents ... Notched 23 consecutive victories from Feb. 1-April 24 ... Advanced to the singles finals of the Pac-10 Indoor Championships for the second-straight season ... Recorded a 6-2, 2-6, 6-3 win over No. 1 Vilmarie Castellvi of Tennessee in the consolation finals match of the Omni Hotels Championships ... Was honored as Verizon Third-Team Academic All-District VIII.

2001-02 (Sophomore): ITA Singles and Doubles All-American ... Finished the season ranked No.20 in the nation after a preseason ranking of No. 73 ... Earned Second Team All-Pac-10 honors after notching a 30-11 overall record for the Cardinal including an 19-5 mark in dual match competition ... Barnikow and Erin Burdette were the No. 2 doubles team for the Cardinal throughout much of the season, finishing 33-11 overall and reaching the doubles final of the Omni Hotels Northwest Regionals ... The duo finished the season No. 13 in the Final ITA Rankings, and won two matches at the NCAA Doubles Championships before falling in the quarterfinals ... Reached the singles finals of the Pac-10 Indoor Championships before falling to USC's Jewel Peterson in straight sets ... Went 18-5 in conference play including a string of six straight victories against nationally ranked competition in April.

2000-01 (Freshman): One of the top performers for the Cardinal last season, finishing 34-7 overall and 24-2 in dual match play ... ITA Doubles All-American ... Posted a 22-0 mark in dual action before dropping a match in the final regular season match ... Won 25-straight matches from Jan. 13-Apr. 21 ... Claimed the consolation singles title at the Pac-10 Indoor Championships ... Went 2-1 during Stanford's NCAA Championship run ... Finished 13-5 against Pac-10 opponents ... Enjoyed success in doubles play, teaming with Laura Kalvaria as the top-ranked duo in the nation for most of the year ... The duo reached the NCAA Doubles Semifinals, falling in straight sets to Whitney Laiho andJessica Lehnhoff of Florida ... Barnikow and Kalvaria were 41-5 overall and 28-3 in dual matches, good for a No. 2 final ranking ... Teamed with Kalvaria to win the ITA Regional Championships doubles title, the Pac-10 Indoors doubles championship and the ITA Indoors consolation doubles title ... Barnikow and Kalvaria were named the 2001 Pac-10 Doubles Team of the Year.

Prior to Stanford: Ranked No. 2 nationally in the girls 18-year-old rankings ... Competed in the Junior Australian Open as well as the Junior U.S. Open and Junior Wimbeldon ... Has played in tournaments throughout the world, including Costa Rica, Venezuela, Paraguay and Belgium to play in tournaments.

Personal: Daughter of Janice and Larry.

Coach Lele Forood says: "Lauren showed some strong improvement in her tennis last season having good success playing the No. 2 spot. Her heavy groundstrokes help her attacking game and, that base along with a strong serve, should allow her to have a dominant year again not only in singles but in doubles with Erin Burdette with whom she was ranked No. 1 in the country for most of last year."

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