Women's Tennis
    Lindsey Nelson Set For Pac-10 Singles Title Match

    April 28, 2007

    OJAI, CALIF. - Even recent history repeats itself. USC's #9 Lindsey Nelson and Cal's #4 Susie Babos have clashed three times in the past year. On Sunday at the Pac-10 Women's Singles Championships, the pair will meet again on Sunday (April 29) in the title match at 9:30 a.m. in Ojai, Calif.

    Babos claimed the 2006 NCAA Singles Championship with a win over Nelson, and then the pair split victories during dual match action this season, with Nelson claiming the latest win in a three-setter over Babos just two weeks ago. This time on Sunday, the rights to the Pac-10 women's singles crown is up for grabs.

    The Women of Troy could come away from the Pac-10 action with two singles crowns, in fact. In addition to Nelson's appearance in the main tournament singles championship match, senior Julie Smekodub has streaked her way into the final of the invitational singles draw. Smekodub toppled Stanford's Lejla Hodzic 7-5, 6-1 in today's invitational semifinal, putting her up against Arizona State's Laila Abdala in Sunday's 8 a.m. final.

    In doubles competition, Judy DeVera and Amanda Fink's winning run was tripped up in the semifinals of tournament play with an 8-5 loss to UCLA's Schnack Zalameda, closing out the women's action in Ojai on Saturday.

    SINGLES COMPETITION

    Women's Tournament Singles Results
    Anca Anastasiu
    Round of 32: def. Tracy Lin (UCLA) - 3-6, 7-5, 6-3
    Round of 16: def. #20 Jessica Nguyen (STAN) - w/o
    Quarterfinals: lost to #4 Susie Babos (CAL) - 6-2, 1-6, 7-5

    #10 Sarah Fansler
    Round of 32: def. Ekaterina Burduli (WSU) - 7-5, 6-2
    Round of 16: def. #67 Sabrina Capannolo (ASU) - 7-5, 6-2
    Quarterfinals: lost to #14 Celia Durkin (STAN) - 6-4, 7-5

     

     

    #73 Amanda Fink
    Round of 32: def. Marjolein Van de Ven (WSU) - 6-1, 6-0
    Round of 16: lost to #4 Susie Babos (CAL) - 1-6, 6-4, 6-3

    #9 Lindsey Nelson
    Round of 32: def. Carmen Seremeta (ORE) - 6-2, 6-2
    Round of 16: def. #78 Juliette Mavroleon (ARIZ) - 6-4, 6-2
    Quarterfinals: def. #23 Nina Henkel (CAL) - 6-3, 7-5
    Semifinals: def. #12 Teresa Logar (STAN) - 6-3, 6-3
    Championship: vs. #4 Susie Babos (CAL) - 9:30 a.m. Sunday

    Women's Invitational Draw Singles Results
    Katja Decker-Sadowski
    Round of 32: lost to Claire Ilcinkas (CAL) - 6-4, 6-2

    Judy DeVera
    Round of 32: def. Daron Moore (CAL) - 6-1, 6-1
    Round of 16: def. Stephanie Wetmore (UCLA) - 6-2, 6-2
    Quarterfinals: lost to Leijla Hodzic (STAN) - 6-3, 2-6, 6-3

    Julie Smekodub
    Round of 32: def. Becky Duesler (UCLA) - 6-0, 6-1
    Round of 16: def. Allison Rainey (WASH) - 6-1, 6-3
    Quarterfinals: def. Alex McGoodwin (UCLA) - 6-4, 1-0 ret.
    Semifinals: def. Lejla Hodzic (STAN) - 7-5, 6-1
    Championship: vs. Laila Abdala (ASU) - 8 a.m. Sunday

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    Men's Tournament Singles Results
    #51 Dejan Cvetkovic
    Round of 32: def. Geoff Embry (ORE) - 6-2, 6-2
    Round of 16: def. Tyler Browne (CAL) - 6-4, 7-6 (4)
    Quarterfinals: lost to #91 Juan Carlos Rebaza (ASU) - 6-3, 7-6 (4)

    Robert Farah
    Round of 32: def. Ravid Hazi (ARIZ) - 6-2, 6-3
    Round of 16: lost to #30 Pierre Mouillon (CAL) - 6-4, 6-4

    Gary Sacks
    Round of 32: def. Richard Wire (STAN) - 6-1, 6-2
    Round of 16: lost to Eoin Heavey (CAL) - 6-4, 6-3

    #67 Kaes Van't Hof
    Round of 32: def. Ken Nakahara (CAL) - 6-4, 6-3
    Round of 16: def. Philipp Gruendler (UCLA) - 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
    Quarterfinals: lost to Matt Bruch (STAN) - 7-6, 6-3

    Men's Invitational Draw Singles Results
    Whit Livingston
    Round of 32: lost to Eric Pickard (ORE) - 7-6 (6), 6-3

    Adam Loucks
    Round of 32: def. Hugh McDonald (ORE) - 6-2, 6-1
    Round of 16: def. Paul Morrissey (STAN) - 7-6 (6), 6-3
    Quarterfinals: lost to Daniel Sebescan (CAL) - 6-2, 7-5

    Jason McNaughton
    Round of 32: bye
    Round of 16: def. Andy Gerst (WASH) - 6-4, 6-3
    Quarterfinals: def. Dave Ryan (STAN) - 6-4, 6-1
    Semifinals: def. Garrett Snyder (USC) - w/o (inj)
    Championship: vs. Derek Drabble (WASH) - 9:30 a.m. Sunday

    Garrett Snyder
    Round of 32: def. Stephen Wiechert (ORE) - 6-2, 6-1
    Round of 16: def. Murilo Souza (ASU) - 6-2, 2-1 ret.
    Quarterfinals: def. Michael Ricks (WASH) - 6-4, 7-6
    Semifinals: lost to Jason McNaughton (USC) - w/o (inj)

    DOUBLES RESULTS

    Women's Tournament Doubles
    Judy DeVera / Amanda Fink
    Round of 16: def. Burduli/Van de Ven (WSU) - 8-2
    Quarterfinals: def. #3 Babos/Fodor (CAL) - 8-4
    Semifinals: lost to Schnack/Zalameda (UCLA) - 8-5

    Dianne Matias / Lindsey Nelson
    Round of 16: lost to #38 Lumpkin/Wetmore (UCLA) - 8-6

    Women's Invitational Draw Doubles
    Sarah Fansler / Julie Smekodub
    Round of 16: bye
    Quarterfinals: lost to Opata/Selaru (WSU) - 3-2 ret. (inj)

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    Men's Tournament Doubles
    Robert Farah / Kaes Van't Hof
    Round of 16: def. Hegarty/Rebaza (ASU) - 8-4
    Quarterfinals: def. #59 Chizever/Heavey (CAL) - 8-3
    Semifinals: def. #10 Gruendler/Kohlloeffel (UCLA) - 9-8 (10)
    Championships: vs. Bruch/Muller (STAN) - 2 p.m. Sunday

    #60 Dejan Cvetkovic / Gary Sacks
    Round of 16: lost to Gallardo/Verdasco (ORE) - 9-7

    Men's Invitational Draw Doubles
    Adam Loucks / Jason McNaughton
    Round of 16: def. McDonald/Pino (ORE) - 8-4
    Quarterfinals: lost to McKean/Ryan (STAN) - 8-6

    Whit Livingston / Garrett Snyder
    Round of 16: bye
    Quarterfinals: lost to Eklov/Zeller (STAN) - w/o (inj)