Women's Tennis Records 7-0 Win Over LBSU

Jan. 19, 2001

Los Angeles, Calif. -- 12th-ranked USC women's tennis (2-0) won its second match in as many days against a Big West Conference opponent with a 7-0 victory over Long Beach State this afternoon (Jan. 18) at Marks Tennis Stadium. The Women of Troy defeated UC Irvine, 7-0, yesterday at home.

USC played without No. 9-ranked Jewel Peterson at the No. 1 spot, allowing Krissy Hamilton-Heinberg into the lineup at the No. 6 position. Hamilton-Heinberg played her first match since April 14, 2000, for the Women of Troy, who are now 24-0 all-time against Long Beach State.

The doubles play set the tone for the Trojans. At 7-7 in the No. 2 doubles and both teams already with a win apiece, Bernadette Bayani and Anita Loyola won two straight games to win 9-7 over the team of Alena and Anastasia Dvornikova for the team point.

The 49ers also had an opportunity to win a point at the No. 2 singles position, but USC's Maureen Diaz rallied from a loss in the first set for a 1-6, 6-2, 6-4 victory over Anastasia Dvornikova.

The Women of Troy will open Pac-10 Conference play at No. 7 Arizona State on Friday (Jan. 26) at 1:30 p.m.

Doubles
(1) Carvalho/Han (LBSU) def. Brymer/Esmero (USC) - 8-3
(2) Bayani/Loyola (USC) def. Dvornikova/Dvornikova (LBSU) - 9-7
(3) Hamilton-Heinberg/Diaz (USC) def. Son/Kindred (LBSU) - 8-0

Singles
(1) Anita Loyola (USC) def. Mandy Carvalho (LBSU) - 6-3, 7-6
(2) Maureen Diaz (USC) def. Anastasia Dvornikova (LBSU) - 1-6, 6-2, 6-4
(3) Bernadette Bayani (USC) def. Sophie Han (LBSU) - 7-5, 7-6
(4) Melissa Esmero (USC) def. Alena Dvornikova (LBSU) - 6-2, 6-3
(5) Tiffany Brymer (USC) def. Christina Son (LBSU) - 6-4, 4-6, 6-2
(6) Krissy Hamilton-Heinberg (USC) def. Cheryl Kindred (LBSU) - 6-2, 6-0

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