No. 4 USC Sweeps No. 44 Oregon|
April 15, 2006
LOS ANGELES, CALIF. - Winning all three doubles matches and all six singles matches, the fourth-ranked USC women's tennis team completed a 7-0 sweep of No. 44 Oregon on Saturday afternoon at Marks Tennis Stadium. Junior Anca Anastasiu added to the Trojan's tally with her 16th consecutive singles victory. The Women of Troy improve to 6-1 in the Pac-10 and 15-3 this season. The Ducks drop to 12-8 overall and 1-5 in conference play.
The Trojans enjoyed a strong outing in doubles to start the match, clinching all three matches in two sets. Dianne Matias and partner Carine Vermeulen upset No. 31 Dieskova/ Olivios 8-6. Lindsey Nelson matched up with Anca Anastasiu in the No. 2 position to overcome Marshall/Powaska 8-1 and Judy DeVera/ Amanda Fink tacked up an 8-2 win at the No. 3 position.
In singles the Trojans didn't allow any of the six matches to go past two sets. No. 51 Nelson was the first off the court after defeating No. 30 Dieskova, 6-2, 6-1 at the No. 1 spot. Ninth-ranked Fink was close behind with a 6-0, 6-0 sweep over Powaska at the No. 2 position. No. 28 Matias earned the match-clinching fourth point when she downed Carmen Seremeta 6-2, 6-2. The Trojans captured the next two sets after Vermeulen overpowered Hoz de Vila 6-2, 6-2 and DeVera crushed Hirt 6-4, 6-2 at No. 6 singles.
Anastasiu stands alone as USC's lone player still undefeated in match singles play. The Junior finished things off for the Women of Troy beating Olivios 7-5, 6-3 at the No. 4 position to complete the sweep.
USC returns to action on Tuesday (April 18) against cross-town rival UCLA at 1:30 p.m. at Marks Stadium
DOUBLES (1) Vermeulen/Matias (USC) def. #31 Dieskova/Olivos (UO) - 8-6 (2) Anastasiu/Nelson (USC) def. Marshall/Powaska (UO) -- 8-1 (3) DeVera/Fink (USC) def. Hirt/Seremeta (UO) -- 8-2 Order of finish: 2, 1*, 3
USC wins doubles point
SINGLES (1) #51 Lindsey Nelson (USC) def. #30 Dominika Dieskova (UO) - 6-2, 6-1 (2) #9 Amanda Fink (USC) def. Anna Powaska (UO) - 6-0, 6-0 (3) #28 Dianne Matias (USC) def. Carmen Seremeta (UO) - 6-2, 6-2 (4) Anca Anastasiu (USC) def. Ana Cecilia Olivos (UO) - 7-5, 6-3 (5) Carine Vermeulen (USC) def. Monica Hoz de Vila (UO) - 6-2, 6-2 (6) Judy DeVera (USC) def. Claudia Hirt (UO) - 6-4, 6-2 Order of finish: 1, 2, 3*, 5, 6, 4
* - indicates match-clinching victory