May 22, 2001
STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. - Twentieth-ranked Mirela Vladulescu of the UAB women's tennis team defeated No. 17 Gabriela Lastra of Stanford in straight sets 6-0, 6-3 today in first round play of the NCAA Championships held at the Lincoln Tennis Center.
Vladulescu moves on to face No. 18 Sara Walker of UCLA in second round play tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. (ET).
Earlier in the day, Walker knocked off Ipek Senoglu of Pepperdine 6-3, 6-3.