Women's Tennis Travels To Texas, Hosts USD And LMU|
March 19, 2004
This Week -- The ninth-ranked USC women's tennis team (10-3, 4-0 Pac-10), coming off victories over North Carolina, Arizona and Arizona State, prepares to play three matches in the next six days. The Women of Troy travel to Austin, Texas, to face 11th-ranked Texas (10-1) on Saturday, March 20, at 1 p.m. CST. USC then returns home for back-to-back matches against No. 62 San Diego (6-5) and Loyola Marymount (3-7) on Wednesday and Thursday, March 24 and 25. Both matches will be played at 1:30 p.m. at Marks Tennis Stadium.
Streaks on the Line -- The Women of Troy head to the state of Texas with a six-match win streak on the line. Texas is currently riding its own six-match win streak but must face Tennessee in Knoxville on Friday before returning home for the USC match.
Anastasiu Setting the Standard -- Freshman Anca Anastasiu has adjusted nicely since joining the team in January. She boasts the team's best overall record at 11-2, as well as a perfect 5-0 mark against conference opponents.
ITA Ranking Updates -- The Women of Troy jumped four spots to No. 9 in the latest ITA rankings released on March 16. In singles, the Trojans' Luana Magnani improved to No. 23, Carine Vermeulen re-entered the poll at No. 89 and in doubles, Magnani and Vermeulen fell to 14th.
USC vs. Texas -- USC and Texas have met 14 times in program history with each team winning seven matches. The Trojans beat the Longhorns, 6-1, in Los Angeles last season.
USC vs. San Diego -- The Women of Troy are 16-3 all-time against San Diego. USC has swept the Toreros 7-0 in the last three-consecutive meetings.
USC vs. Loyola Marymount -- USC has never lost a match to LMU with a 12-0 overall record. USC last beat the Lions 5-2 on Feb. 15, 2002.
Get The Latest Info - Updated team stats can always be found by logging on to www.usctrojans.com. They are located on the men's tennis page under "Season Statistics."
Recent Results -- Last week began with USC's 4-3 upset victory over then-No. 5 North Carolina on March 9. The Women of Troy captured the doubles point, then won at courts one, four and three before the Tar Heels had a chance to post their second win. USC swept the Arizona schools in two Pac-10 counting matches at the end of the week. The Trojans beat the Sun Devils 4-3 by again taking the doubles point then winning at the top three positions. A two-hour rain delay proved no trouble for the Women of Troy as they completed the week by defeating the Wildcats, 5-2, in Tucson. USC came back from being down 2-1 to win the final three singles matches for the victory.