Women's Tennis
    Women's Tennis Send Six To Riviera/ITA All-American Tournament

    Oct. 13, 2002

    PACIFIC PALISADES - Six players represented the 2002-03 Women of Troy women's tennis team at the Rivera/ITA All-American Tournament. The prequalifying, qualiyfying and championship rounds were held Oct. 5-13 at the Riviera Tennis Club in Pacific Palisades.

    Senior Jewel Peterson, who entered as the tournament's No. 3 seed, began the tournament in the championship round. Peterson defeated Cal's Catherine Lynch, 7-6 (2), 6-2, in the first round, but was surprisingly eliminated in the second with a three-set loss to Nataly Cahana of Old Dominion, 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (6).

    In main draw doubles play, Peterson and partner Tiffany Brymer were seeded No. 2 overall. The duo defeated Hillary Adams and Kelly McCain of Duke in the opener, 9-7, but fell to Alexis Gordon and Julia Scaringe of Florida in the second round, 8-3.

    USC's Anita Loyola, Melissa Esmero, Bernadette Bayani and Brymer all competed in the singles pre-qualifier, while Maureen Diaz began her competition in the qualifier.

    Following are complete results.

    2002 Riviera/ITA All-American Pre-Qualifier
    Singles
    First Round - Oct. 5

    Melissa Esmero (USC) def. Daria Potapova (Baylor) - 6-2, 6-4
    Amy Trefethen (Kentucky) def. Anita Loyola (USC) - 6-1, 3-6, 6-4
    Bernadette Bayani (USC) def. Orsi Sallai (Washington State) - 6-4, 6-4
    Millie Begovic (Alabama) def. Tiffany Brymer (USC) - 7-5, 6-4
    Second Round - Oct. 5

    Nathalie Roels (Kentucky) def. Melissa Esmero (USC) - 6-2, 6-2
    Katie Granson (Duke) def. Bernadette Bayani (USC) - 6-0, 6-4

     

     

    2002 Riviera/ITA All-American Pre-Qualifier
    Doubles
    First Round - Oct. 5

    Diaz/Loyola (USC) def. DaCosta/Ritherford (Michigan) - 9-7
    Ercegovic/Penic (Temple) def. Bayani/Esmero (USC) - 8-5
    Second Round - Oct. 6

    Diaz/Loyola (USC) def. Setiawati/Simonyan (CS Northridge) - 9-8
    Third Round - Oct. 7

    Johnson/Sukner (Marshall) def. Diaz/Loyola (USC) - 9-8 (4)

    2002 Riviera/ITA All-American Qualifier
    Singles
    First Round - Oct. 8

    Maureen Diaz (USC) def. Jessica Johnson (Marshall) - 1-6, 7-5, 6-2
    Second Round - Oct. 8

    Zerene Reyes (Florida) def. Maureen Diaz (USC) - 6-3, 2-6, 6-0

    2002 Riviera/ITA All-American Qualifier
    Doubles
    First Round - Oct. 8

    Granson/Smith (Duke) def.Daiz/Loyola (USC) - 8-3

    2002 Riviera/ITA All-American Championship
    Singles
    First Round - Oct. 10

    Jewel Peterson (USC) def. Catherine Lynch (Cal) - 7-6 (2), 6-2
    Second Round - Oct. 11

    Nataly Cahana (Old Dominion) def. Jewel Peterson (USC) - 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (6)

    2002 Riviera/ITA All-American Championship
    Doubles
    First Round - Oct. 10

    Brymer/Peterson (USC) def. Adams/McCain (Duke) - 9-7
    Second Round - Oct. 11

    Gordon/Scaringe (Florida) def. Brymer/Peterson (USC) - 8-3