Women's Tennis Blanks San Diego State, 7-0

March 13, 2002

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- � The 12th-ranked USC women's tennis team won its ninth straight with a 7-0 victory at 53rd-ranked San Diego State on Wednesday at the SDSU Tennis Courts. The loss drops the Aztecs to 5-6 on the season while the Women of Troy improve to 10-4.

USC won two of three doubles matches to start the afternoon. The Aztecs lone win came via the No. 3 pair of Indra Erichsen and Julie Chidley who defeated USC's Bernadette Bayani and Melissa Esmero, 8-6.

The Trojans went on to sweep play in singles with straight set wins at No. 1, 3, 5 and 6. The Aztecs made things interesting at No. 2 and No. 4. At the two spot, SDSU's Lindsey Hedberg took the first set 6-0 over USC's Maureen Diaz only to lose the next two 6-4, 6-3. At No. 4 play, SDSU's Katalina Romero also won the first set 6-0 before losing the next two, 6-0, 7-6, to Tiffany Brymer.

The Women of Troy return home to face Fresno State on Wednesday, March 20, at 1:30 p.m. at Marks Tennis Stadium.

#12 USC 7, #53 San Diego State 0

Doubles
(1) Loyola/Magnani (USC) def. Tornier/Hedberg (SDSU) - 8-6
(2) Brymer/Diaz (USC) def. Karrento/Romero (SDSU) - 8-4
(3) Indra Erichsen/Childey (SDSU) def. Bayani/Esmero - (USC) 8-6

Singles
(1) Luana Magnani (USC) def. Silvia Tornier (SDSU) - 6-4, 7-6
(2) Maureen Diaz (USC) def. Lindsey Hedberg (SDSU) - 0-6, 6-4, 6-3
(3) Anita Loyola (USC) def. Katja Karrento (SDSU) - 6-2, 6-2
(4) Tiffany Brymer (USC) def. Katalina Romero (SDSU) - 0-6, 6-0, 7-6
(5) Melissa Esmero (USC) def. Julie Chidley (SDSU) - 6-2, 6-1
(6) Bernadette Bayani (USC) def. Katey Becker (SDSU) - 6-2, 6-4

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