Women's Tennis
    USC Earns Trip To NCAA Sweet 16 With Win Over Texas

    May 13, 2007

    No. 8 USC, making its 16th consecutive and 23rd overall NCAA appearance, defeated Texas, 4-0, in an NCAA Championships Women's Tennis second round match at USC's Marks Stadium on Sunday (May 13).

    USC, after its eighth team title, improved to 19-4 while Texas, making its 25th consecutive postseason appearance, fell to 16-10.

    USC's No.1 doubles tandem of Judy DeVera and Amanda Fink made quick work of Longhorns Vanja Corovic and Marija Milic, 8-1. Soon after, Trojans Sarah Fansler and Lindsey Nelson, at No. 3 doubles, finished off Texas for the doubles point with an 8-2 win over Stephanie Davison and Jane Pringle. Troy's Dianne Matias and Julie Smekodub were leading Texas' Ristine Olson and Courtney Zauft, 5-4, when doubles play was suspended.

    USC'a Anca Anastasiu got USC on the singles board first with a 6-2, 6-1 win at No. 4 singles over Petra Dizdar.

    Across the stadium, Matias dispatched of Olson soon after at No. 5 singles, 6-3, 6-2.

    Fink then clinched the match and a Trojan trip into the Sweet 16 with a 6-3, 6-2 win at No. 3 singles over Texas' Zauft.

    At No. 1 singles, Nelson had dropped the first set to Corovic, 4-6, but was leading 3-2 in the second when play was stopped. Fansler was ahead 6-2, 5-5 at No. 2 singles over Davison while DeVera, after falling 5-7 in the first set, was ahead in the second set, 3-2, against Sarah Lancaster when the match was clinched.

    USC will play Miami in the round of 16 on May 18 at the University of Georgia.

    (1) #47 Judy DeVera-Amanda Fink (USC) def. Vanja Corovic-Marija Milic (Texas), 8-1
    (2) Dianne Matias-Julie Smekodub (USC) vs. Ristine Olson-Courtney Zauft (Texas), 5-4, susp.
    (3) Sarah Fansler-Lindsey Nelson (USC) def. Stephanie Davison-Jane Pringle (Texas), 8-2



    Order of Finish: 1,3

    (1) #5 Lindsey Nelson (USC) vs. #24 Vanja Corovic (Texas), 4-6, 3-2, susp.
    (2) #11 Sarah Fansler (USC) vs. Stephanie Davison (Texas), 6-2, 5-5, susp.
    (3) #73 Amanda Fink (USC) def. #115 Courtney Zauft (Texas), 6-3, 6-2
    (4) Anca Anastasiu (USC) def. Petra Dizdar (Texas), 6-2, 6-1
    (5) #85 Dianne Matias (USC) def. Ristine Olson (Texas), 6-3, 6-2
    (6) Judy DeVera ( USC) vs. Sarah Lancaster (Texas), 5-7, 3-2, susp.

    Order of Finish: 4,5,3