Women's Tennis Advances To Second Round Of WNITC

Feb. 16, 2001

Madison, Wisc. - It was business as usual for higher-ranked teams on the first day of action at the Women's National Indoor Tennis Championship Thursday in Madison, Wis. at the Nielsen Tennis Stadium. The WNITC, hosted by the Universtiy of Wisconsin, runs from Feb. 15-18.

No. 20 Northwestern topped No. 8 UCLA, 7-0, for the day's only upset. No. 1 Stanford, No. 9 USC, No. 12 Vanderbilt, No. 7 Pepperdine, No. 3 Duke, No. 11 Notre Dame and No. 2 Georgia alldefeated lower-ranked opponents to advance in the main draw of the tournament.

With a 5-0 win over Wake Forest, the Women of Troy advance to the second round where they will face defending-champion Stanford on Friday, Feb. 16.

USTA/ITA National Women's Team Indoor Championships * Feb. 15-18, 2001 * Madison, Wisc.

Feb. 15, 2001
FIRST ROUND
No. 9 USC def. No. T14 Wake Forest, 5-0

Doubles
(1) Bergman/Bielik (Wake Forest) def. Peterson/Brymer (USC) - 8-5
(2) Esmero/Loyola (USC) def. Haus/Smith (Wake Forest) - 8-5
(3) Bayani/Diaz (USC) def. Houston/Proctor (Wake Forest) - 9-8(4)

Singles
(1) Jewel Peterson (USC) def. Bea Bielik (Wake Forest) - 6-2, 6-4
(2) Anita Loyola (USC) vs. Janet Bergman (Wake Forest) - Incomplete
(3) Maureen Diaz (USC) def. Maren Haus (Wake Forest) - 6-4, 2-6, 6-4
(4) Bernadette Bayani (USC) def. Jackie Houston (Wake Forest) - 6-4,4-3, default
(5) Melissa Esmero (USC) def. Elizabeth Proctor (Wake Forest) - 6-4, 2-6, 6-3
(6) Tiffany Brymer (USC) vs. Aimee Smith (Wake Forest) - Incomplete

Final Score: USC - 5, Wake Forest - 0Records: USC (6-1), Wake Forest (2-3)

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