Women's Tennis Sends Five To Round of 16

Oct. 26, 2001

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - USC women's tennis advanced five of six entrants to the Round of 16 after first and second round competition at the 2001 Omni Hotels ITA Western Regional Championships on Friday, Oct. 26, at the Barnes Tennis Center in San Diego.

Luana Magnani, Anita Loyola, Maureen Diaz and second-seeded Jewel Peterson each swept through their first two rounds with two set victories. Sophomore Bernadette Bayani was forced to come back after dropping her first set to defeat Megan Yeats of ASU 1-6, 6-4, 6-1.

After winning a tiebreaker in the first set and dropping the second, Tiffany Brymer defeated Gyorgi Zsiros of UNLV 7-6 (4), 4-6, 6-4 in the first round, but was eliminated in the second with a 6-3, 6-1 loss to top-seed Sara Walker of UCLA.

In addition to the first two singles rounds, the first round of the 32-team doubles competition got underway on Friday.

The tournament, which began with qualifying rounds on Thursday, features 16 teams in the western region. Play continues through Monday at the Barnes Center and is free to the public.

2001 Omni ITA Western Regional Championships

Singles
First Round (Oct. 26)
Tiffany Brymer (USC) def. Gyorgi Zsiros (UNLV) - 7-6 (4), 4-6, 6-4
Anita Loyola (USC) def. Stacy Hakikawa (Hawaii) - 6-2, 6-2
Maureen Diaz (USC) def. Lindsey Marvel (LBSU) - 6-1, 6-2
Luana Magnani (USC) def. Brittany Bierman (CSUN) - 6-0, 6-1
Bernadette Bayani (USC) def. Megan Yeats (ASU) - 1-6, 6-4, 6-1
Jewel Peterson (USC) def. Aleksandra Kujawska (Pepp) - 6-1, 6-2

Second Round (Oct. 26)
Sara Walker (UCLA) def. Tiffany Brymer (USC) - 6-3, 6-1
Anita Loyola (USC) def. Cindy Sureephong (ASU) - 6-4, 6-3
Maureen Diaz (USC) def. Tracie Chong (UNLV) - 6-1, 6-3
Luana Magnani (USC) def. Silvia Tornier (SDSU) - 7-6 (3), 6-0
Bernadette Bayani (USC) def. Andrea Lord (LMU) - 6-3, 7-6 (8)
Jewel Peterson (USC) def. Lauren Colalillo (ASU) - 6-2, 6-3

Round of 16 (Oct. 27)
Anita Loyola (USC) vs. Charlotte Vernaz (Pepp)
Maureen Diaz (USC) vs. Heather Polumbus (USD)
Luana Magnani (USC) vs. Penka Fileva (LMU)
Bernadette Bayani (USC) vs. Petya Marinova (UCLA)
Jewel Peterson (USC) vs. Lindsey Hedberg (SDSU)

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