Women's Tennis
    Women's Tennis Sweeps Lions, 7-0

    March 25, 2004

    LOS ANGELES - By winning all three doubles matches and all six singles matches, the eighth-ranked USC women's tennis team completed a 7-0 sweep of Loyola Marymount on Thursday afternoon at Marks Tennis Stadium. The win is the Women of Troy's ninth-straight as the team improves to 13-3 this season. The Lions drop to 5-9 overall.

    The Trojans enjoyed a strong outing in doubles to start the match. USC allowed no more than three points on all three courts, winning by 8-3, scores at the No. 1 and 3 positions, and posting an 8-1 victory at No. 2.

    In singles, Bernadette Bayani was the first off the court after defeating Erin Ivey, 6-1, 6-1, at the No. 6 spot. Anca Anastasiu and Judy DeVera followed with two-set victories at courts three and four. DeVera earned the match-clinching fourth point when she defeated Patrycia Hubl, 6-2, 7-5.

    The Lions managed to push two of the final three matches to a third set after Robyn Baker and Tamara Tanner each won their opening set at the No. 1 and 6 positions. But the Trojans eventually captured the following two sets on each court to complete the sweep.

    The Women of Troy resume play next week when they travel to the Bay Area to face conference foes Stanford and California on April 2 and 3.

    #8 USC 7, Loyola Marymount 0

    (1) #12 Magnani/Vermeulen (USC) def. Ivey/Fermin (LMU) - 8-3
    (2) Anastasiu/Matias (USC) def. Arguelles/Tanner (LMU) - 8-1
    (3) DeVera/Bayani (USC) def. Baker/Baker (LMU) - 8-3
    USC wins doubles point.

    (1) #13 Luana Magnani (USC) def. Robyn Baker (LMU) - 6-7, 6-1, 10-4
    (2) Carine Vermeulen (USC) def. Serena Fermin (LMU) - 6-2, 7-5
    (3) #64 Anca Anastasiu (USC) def. Jennifer Baker (LMU) - 6-3, 6-3
    (4) Judy DeVera (USC) def. Patrycia Hubl (LMU) - 6-2, 7-5
    (5) Melissa Esmero (USC) def. Tamara Tanner (LMU) - 3-6, 6-0, 6-1
    (6) Bernadette Bayani (USC) def. Erin Ivey (LMU) - 6-1, 6-1
    * match clinching point



    Order of finish: 6, 3, 4, 5, 2, 1

    - GO SC -