Feb. 21, 1997
Trojans Run Into Biting Gators
MADISON, Wis. -- USC ran into a Florida Gator buzzsaw and couldn't get on track, dropping a quarterfinal match at the Women's National Indoor Team Tennis Championship, 7-0.
With the win, No. 1 Florida advances to the semifinals for the ninth time in the 10-year history of the event.
It did not reach the semifinals in 1995 after losing to Arizona in the quarterfinals.
The 19th-ranked Trojans (3-5) will play in a consolation match on Saturday, after beating Kansas on Thursday.
The Gators (6-0) will play Arizona in the semifinals tomorrow at 11:30.
Florida is currently on a school-record 37-match winning streak and improved to 10-6 overall against the Trojans.
Florida 7, USC 0
Singles 1. Dawn Buth (UF) def. Nicole London (USC) 6-3, 6-3 2. Amanda Basica (UF) def. Ditta Huber (USC) 6-2, 6-4 3. Mary Carlisle White (UF) def. Karolina Bakalarova (USC) 6-4, 6-3 4. Divya Merchant (UF) def. Eva Jimenez (USC) 6-4, 6-1 5. Bonnie Bleecker (UF) def. Veronika Safarova (USC) 6-2, 6-4 6. Traci Green (UF) def. Pam Trump (USC) 6-1, 6-1 Doubles 1. Buth/Stephanie Nickitas (UF) def. Huber/Trump (USC) 8-4 2. Basica/Green (UF) def. Bakalarova/Safarova (UK) 8-1 3. Bleecker/White (UF) def. Jimenez/London (USC) 8-6