Women's Tennis
    Women's Tennis Falls To Top-Ranked Stanford, 6-1

    April 2, 2004

    STANFORD, Calif. -- Top-ranked and unbeaten Stanford women's tennis snapped eighth-ranked USC's nine-match win streak with a 6-1 victory on Friday afternoon at the Taube Family Tennis Center. The match does not count against conference records, but the loss drops the Women of Troy to 13-4 overall, while the Cardinal improve to 18-0.

    The match was difficult from the start for the Trojans who dropped all three doubles matches and entered singles down 1-0.

    USC, not ready to give up, challenged Stanford at four of six singles positions. The highlight of the afternoon was sophomore Carine Vermeulen's performance as she defeated 15th-ranked Alice Barnes, 6-3, 6-3, at the No. 2 spot to give the Women of Troy their first point of the afternoon.

    Senior Luana Magnani and freshman Dianne Matias attempted to follow Vermeulen's lead and pushed their opponents to a third set. Magnani, after fighting back to win the second set, eventually fell to Stanford's Amber Liu, while Matias, who opened with a win in the first set, allowed Lauren Barnikow to comeback and take the match, 4-6, 6-3, 6-3.

    Cardinal Emilia Anderson clinched the match for Stanford with a 6-4, 7-5 decision over Melissa Esmero at court six.

    USC continues its road trip on Saturday, April 3, when it travels to face 11th-ranked California in Berkeley at noon.

    #1 Stanford 6, #8 USC 1

    (1) #1 Barnikow/Burdette (STAN) def. #12 Magnani/Vermeulen (USC) - 8-5
    (2) Barnes/Liu (STAN) def. Anastasiu/Matias (USC) - 8-1
    (3) Anderson/Yelsey (STAN) def. DeVera/ Bernadette Bayani (USC) - 8-4
    Stanford wins doubles point.

    (1) #33 Amber Liu (STAN) def. #13 Luana Magnani (USC) - 7-6, 6-7, 1-0
    (2) Carine Vermeulen (USC) def. #15 Alice Barnes (STAN) - 6-3, 6-3
    (3) #19 Erin Burdette (STAN) def. #64 Anca Anastasiu (USC) - 6-3, 6-1
    (4) #36 Lauren Barnikow (STAN) def. Dianne Matias (USC) - 4-6, 6-3, 6-3
    (5) #24 Theresa Logar (STAN) def. Judy DeVera (USC) - 6-3, 6-1
    (6) #67 Emilia Anderson (STAN) def. Melissa Esmero (USC) - 6-4, 7-5*
    *Match clinching victory.