Women of Troy Victory Sends Waves Crashing

Feb. 27, 2002

MALIBU, Calif. -- Crosstown rival and 15th-ranked USC defeated host Pepperdine by a final score of 6-1 in a dual match played Wednesday afternoon at the Ralphs-Straus Tennis Center in Malibu. With the win, the Women of Troy improve to 6-4 this season.

The Trojans won all three doubles matches to start the afternoon. The most decisive victory came at the No. 3 spot as Bernadette Bayani and Melissa Esmero defeated Pepperdine's Anna Andersson and Monika Horvath by an 8-1 score.

USC then captured five of the six singles matches in straight sets to claim the victory. Pepperdine's lone win was at No. 5 singles, as Horvath defeated Tiffany Brymer by scores of 6-4, 6-3.

The Waves take a week-long break before returning to action next Wednesday (March 6) afternoon with a 1:30 p.m. home match against Georgia Tech.

#15 USC 6, #30 Pepperdine 1

Singles
(1) #10 Jewel Peterson (USC) def. Charlotte Vernaz (Pepp) - 6-0, 7-5
(2) #47 Luana Magnani (USC) def. #125 Alexsandra Kujawska (Pepp) - 6-4, 6-3
(3) Maureen Diaz (USC) def. Karin Schlapbach (Pepp) - 6-0, 6-4
(4) Anita Loyola (USC) def. Anna Andersson (Pepp) - 6-3, 6-2
(5) Monika Horvath (Pepp) def. Tiffany Brymer (USC) - 6-4, 6-3
(6) Bernadette Bayani (USC) def. Veronika Koksova (Pepp) - 6-4, 6-3

Doubles
(1) #12 Brymer/Peterson (USC) def. Kujawska/Schlapbach (Pepp) - 8-3
(2) #26 Loyola/Magnani (USC) def. Koksova/Vernaz (Pepp) - 8-6
(3) Bayani/Melissa Esmero (USC) def. Andersson/Horvath (Pepp) - 8-1

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