Tennis Falls In First Match Of ITA Championships

Feb. 7, 2002

USTA/ITA National Women's
Team Indoor Championships
Madison, Wis.

First Round
No. 13 Notre Dame 5, No. 7 USC 2

Doubles
(1) #10 Peterson/Brymer (USC) def. #29 Green/Varnum (ND) - 8-5
(2) #53 Connelly/Cunha (ND) def. #24 Magnani/Loyola (USC) - 8-6**
(3) Salas/Vaughan (ND) def. Bayani/Esmero (USC) - 8-4
ND wins doubles point

Singles
(1) #13 Jewel Peterson (USC) def. #58 Becky Varnum (ND) - 6-2, 6-1
(2) Nina Vaughan (ND) def. #34 Luana Magnani (USC) - 7-6, 6-3
(3) Lindsay Green (ND) def. #46 Anita Loyola (USC) - 6-2, 6-3
(4) #91 Maureen Diaz (USC) def. Katie Cuhna (ND) - 6-7(6), 6-3, 10-2
(5) Alicia Salas (ND) def. Tiffany Brymer (USC) - 6-3, 6-3
(6) Sarah Jane Connelly (ND) def. Bernadette Bayani (USC) - 6-4, 6-3*

** - Clinched doubles point, * - Clinched match
(played a match tie-breaker instead of a third set at No. 4 singles)

Records: Notre Dame 4-2, USC 2-2

Notes: Notre Dame pulls off first upset of the tournament with a 5-2 win ... Irish will face winner of Vanderbilt-Northwestern in tomorrow's 3:30 p.m. CT quarterfinals and USC will face an opponent to be determined later today in consolation play tomorrow at 9 a.m. ... Irish rebound from back-to-back losses to Kentucky and Indiana over the weekend ... Loss is second straight for USC ... Teams also played an exhibition match in November with USC winning, 5-2 ... Notre Dame will be making third straight trip to USTA/ITA quarterfinals and fifth overall ... USC's first opening round loss since '99.

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