Women's Tennis Falls To Northwestern, 4-3

Feb. 8, 2002

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

Consolation First Round
No. 17 Northwestern 4, No. 7 USC 3

Doubles
(1) #10 Brymer/Peterson (USC) def. Jackson/Petrutiu (NW) - 8-7
(2) #31 Piriou/Rush (NW) def. #24 Loyola/Magnani (USC) - 8-5
(3) Barnes/Kokx (NW) def. Bayani/Esmero (USC) - 9-7**
Northwestern wins doubles point

Singles
(1) #13 Jewel Peterson (USC) def. #9 Marine Piriou (NW) - 6-4,1-6,7-6(2)
(2) #34 Luana Magnani (USC) def. #55 Lia Jackson (NW) - 7-5, 7-6(6)
(3) #95 Jessica Rush (NW) def. #46 Anita Loyola (USC) - 5-7, 6-4, 6-1*
(4) #51 Maureen Diaz (USC) def. Andrea Yung (NW) - 6-2, 0-6, 6-2
(5) Simona Petrutiu (NW) def. Tiffany Brymer (USC) - 6-2, 6-2
(6) Ruth Barnes (NW) def. Bernadette Bayani (USC) - 6-2, 6-2
** - Clinched doubles point, * - Clinched match

Records: USC 2-3, Northwestern 4-2

Notes: USC will face Oklahoma State at 9 a.m. in consolation play and Northwestern will face Fresno State ... Northwestern avenges season-ending loss to USC in third round of NCAA Championships last season ... USC is 0-2 this week and Northwestern moves to 1-1 ... At 3-3, Rush clinched the win at No. 3 singles ... Rush and Petrutiu are 2-0 in singles this week ... USC's Peterson and Diaz are also 2-0 ... With singles being played on three courts and two rotations, match lasted 6 hours, 45 minutes.

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