Women's Tennis
    Tennis Sophomore Falls In Final

    Nov. 8, 2004

    PALM SPRINGS, Calif. - USC women's tennis sophomore Anca Anastasiu defeated four opponents in three days to reach the title match, but completed her tournament run with a loss in the finals of the Fall Desert Collegiate Classic on Monday, Nov. 8.

    After dropping the opening set 4-6, Anastasiu bounced back to take the second set 6-4. In the end, Pepperdine's unseeded Bianca Dulgheru edged the second-seeded Anastasiu in a tiebreaker, 6-4, 4-6, 7-6(5).

    Following are complete tournament results:

    Fall Desert Collegiate Classic
    Palm Springs, Calif. - Nov. 5-8

    MAIN DRAW SINGLES

    First Round (Nov. 5)
    (2) #33 Anca Anastasiu (USC) - bye
    (3) #40 Carine Vermeulen (USC) - bye
    Dianne Matias (USC) def. Stephanie Balzart (Arizona) - 6-3, 6-3
    Eva Dickes (Pepp) def. Judy DeVera (USC) - 6-4, 6-2

    Second Round (Nov. 5)
    (2) #33 Anca Anastasiu (USC) def. Sarah Gregg (UCLA) - 4-1, retired (inj.)
    (3) #40 Carine Vermeulen (USC) def. Ristine Olson (Texas) - 7-6(4), 6-2
    Dianne Matias (USC) def. (7) Kathrin Winterhalter (Fresno St) - 7-5, 6-3

    Round of 16 (Nov. 6)
    (2) #33 Anca Anastasiu (USC) def. Lucia Sainz (Fresno St) - 6-1, 6-4
    (3) #40 Carine Vermeulen (USC) def. Sylvia Kosakowski (Pepp) - 2-6, 7-6(5), 6-0
    Dianne Matias (USC) def. Elizabeth Lumpkin (UCLA) - 6-4, 7-5

     

     

    Quarterfinals (Nov. 7)
    (2) #33 Anca Anastasiu (USC) def. Tracy Lin (UCLA) - 6-4, 6-2
    Dianne Matias (USC) def. (3) #40 Carine Vermeulen (USC) - 6-2, 6-1

    Semifinals (Nov. 7)
    #33 Anca Anastasiu (USC) def. Dianne Matias (USC) - 6-3, 6-2

    Final (Nov. 8)
    Bianca Dulgheru (Pepp) def. #33 Anca Anastasiu (USC) - 6-4, 4-6, 7-6(5)

    MAIN DRAW DOUBLES

    First Round (Nov. 5)
    Matias/DeVera (USC) - bye
    Anastasiu/Vermeulen (USC) def. Dizdar/Olson (Texas) - 8-6

    Round of 16 (Nov. 5)
    Matias/DeVera (USC) def. Zrustova/Zemenova (Baylor) - 8-2
    Anastasiu/Vermeulen (USC) def. (3) Winterhalter/Tallo (Fresno St) - 8-6

    Quarterfinals (Nov. 6)
    Gordon/Lumpkin (UCLA) def. Matias/DeVera (USC) - 9-8(5)
    Anastasiu/Vermeulen (USC) def. Fermin/Tanner (LMU) - 8-3

    Semifinals (Nov. 6)
    (2) #54 Raba/Kosakowski (Pepp) def. Anastasiu/Vermeulen (USC) - 8-2

    CONSOLATION SINGLES

    Round of 16 (Nov. 6)
    Anna Bentzer (UCI) def. Judy DeVera (USC) - 6-3, 6-1