Women's Tennis
    No. 5 USC Posts 7-0 Win Over No. 68 UC Irvine

    Jan. 19, 2006

    LOS ANGELES, CALIF. -- The fifth-ranked USC women's tennis team opened 2006 with a decisive 7-0 win over No. 68 UC Irvine at Marks Stadium on Thursday. The Women of Troy teamed up for a solid start with a sweep in doubles, led by the freshman-senior tandem of Amanda Fink and Carine Vermeulen at No. 2 doubles, who posted an 8-2 win to get things rolling in USC's victory. It was the first dual match of the year for both squads, putting USC at 1-0, and UC Irvine at 0-1.

    In singles action, Lindsey Nelson took control of her No. 1 singles match with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Bela Mijic. Anca Anastasiu was next to down her Anteaters opponent with a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Ali Borowicz at the No. 6 position, and then #69 Luana Magnani tacked up a 6-2, 6-2 win over Clare Fermin in No. 4 singles to lock away the team win.

    USC next faces #57 Long Beach State tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. at Marks Stadium.

    #5 USC 7, #68 UC Irvine 0

    DOUBLES
    (1) Nelson/Magnani (USC) def. Fermin/Mijic (UCI) -- 8-5
    (2) Fink/Vermeulen (USC) def. Agababian/Hu (UCI) -- 8-2
    (3) Anastasiu/Matias (USC) def. Bernhard/Shih (UCI) -- 8-3
    USC wins doubles point

    SINGLES
    (1) Lindsey Nelson (USC) def. Bela Mijic (UCI) -- 6-0, 6-0
    (2) #3 Amanda Fink (USC) def. Becky Bernhard (UCI) -- 6-1, 6-2
    (3) #78 Dianne Matias (USC) def. Jayme Hu (UCI) -- 6-2, 6-2
    (4) #69 Luana Magnani (USC) def. Clare Fermin (UCI) -- 6-2, 6-2
    (5) Carine Vermeulen (USC) def. Inna Agababian (UCI) -- 6-3, 6-1
    (6) Anca Anastasiu (USC) def. Ali Borowicz (UCI) -- 6-1, 6-1
    Order of finish: 1, 6, 4*, 5, 2, 3