Brymer, Torres Sweep Pac-10 Invitational Singles Titles

April 28, 2002

OJAI, Calif. -- USC tennis swept both the men's and women's Pac-10 Invitational singles titles, as sophomore Ruben Torres and junior Tiffany Brymer were both victorious on the final day of the Pac-10 Tournament/Invitational in Ojai, Calif. The Trojans were represented in four of the final six matches on Sunday.

Torres and Brymer both won four straight matches en route to winning their first collegiate titles at USC. Torres defeated UCLA's Alberto Francis, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, in the championship match, while Brymer claimed a two-set win over Cal's Nicole Havlicek for the title.

Junior Jewel Peterson faced Stanford's Gabriela Lastra on Sunday for the Pac-10 Tournament (main draw) singles championship but suffered a 6-3, 6-3 loss to the 10th-ranked senior. Peterson's route to the title match included a 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 win over No. 32 Raquel Kops-Jones of Cal in the semifinal.

Also expected to play on championship Sunday was the Trojan's tandem of Daniel Langre and Prakash Amritraj. The pair was scheduled to face Arizona's Tom Lloyd and Collin O'Grady but defaulted the match due to injury.

Throughout the tournament USC saw top performances from senior Nick Rainey who advanced to the Pac-10 Tournament quarterfinals and doubles pair Brymer and Peterson, who advanced to the Tournament semifinals. Rainey was eliminated by eventual runner-up Alex Vlaski of Washington, 6-2, 6-1. Brymer and Peterson were defeated by eventual champions Kops-Jones and Christina Fusano of Cal, 9-7.

Following are USC's complete tournament results.

2002 PAC-10 TOURNAMENT/INVITATIONAL
Ojai, Calif.

MEN'S PAC-10 INVITATIONAL SINGLES

First Round (April 25)
Chris Meyer (Stan) def. Teige Sullivan (USC) - default
Ruben Torres (USC) - Bye

Round of 16 (April 25)
Ruben Torres def. Johan Paalberg (Ore) - 6-2, 6-1

Quarterfinals (April 26)
Ruben Torres (USC) def. Chris Stewart (ASU) - 6-1, 6-3

Semifinals (April 27)
Ruben Torres (USC) def. Lassi Ketola (UCLA) - 1-6, 6-4, 6-1

Finals (April 28)
Ruben Torres (USC) def. Alberto Francis (UCLA) - 3-6, 6-3, 6-2

MEN'S PAC-10 INVITATIONAL DOUBLES

Round of 16 (April 26)
Amritraj/Langre (USC) - Bye

Quarterfinals (April 26)
Amritraj/Langre (USC) def. Duranovic/Stott (ASU) - 8-4

Semifinals (April 27)
Amritraj/Langre (USC) def. Briaud/Veress (Cal) - 8-3

Finals (April 28)
Lloyd/O'Grady (Ariz) def. Amritraj/Langre (USC) - default

WOMEN'S PAC-10 INVITATIONAL SINGLES

First Round (April 25)
Caroline Christian (USC) def. Kara Guzman (Stan) - 7-5, 6-4
Zorana Roganovic (WSU) def. Bernadette Bayani (USC) - 6-2, 3-6, 6-1
Melissa Esmero (USC) def. Zsofi (WSU) - 6-3, 6-2
Tiffany Brymer - Bye

Round of 16 (April 25)
Caria Arguelles (Cal) def. Caroline Christian (USC) - 6-4, 5-7, 6-4
Tiffany Brymer (USC) def. Erin Hoe (Wash) - 6-7, 6-3, 6-0
Dea Sumantri (Wash) def. Melissa Esmero (USC) - 6-3, 6-3

Quarterfinals (April 26)
Tiffany Brymer (USC) def. Nora Gaal (WSU) - 6-2, 6-3

Semifinals (April 27)
Tiffany Brymer (USC) def. Dea Sumantri (Wash) - 6-4, 6-3

Finals (April 28)
Tiffany Brymer (USC) def. Nicole Havlicek (Cal) - 6-1, 6-4

WOMEN'S PAC-10 INVITATIONAL DOUBLES

Round of 16 (April 26)
Bayani/Esmero (USC) def. Chi/Coulter (Wash) - 8-2
Colalillo/Yeats (ASU) def. Christian (USC)/Gunnarsson (Ore) - 8-2

Quarterfinals (April 26)
Anderson/Tweedie-Yates (Stan) def. Bayani/Esmero (USC) - 9-8

MEN'S PAC-10 TOURNAMENT SINGLES

First Round (April 25)
Nick Rainey (USC) def. Jean-Julien Rojer (UCLA) - 6-2, 6-3
Robert Kowalczyk (Cal) def. Ryan Moore (USC) - 7-6 (5), 6-2
Matt Klinger (ASU) def. Daniel Langre (USC) - 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (4)
Prakash Amritraj (USC) def. Sven Swinnen (Ore) - 6-3, 7-5

Round of 16 (April 25)
Nick Rainey (USC) def. John Paul Fruttero (Cal) - 0-6, 6-1, 6-3
Matt Hanlin (Wash) def. Prakash Amritraj (USC) - 7-5, 6-4

Quarterfinals (April 26)
Alex Vlaski (Wash) def. Nick Rainey (USC) - 6-2, 6-1

MEN'S PAC-10 TOURNAMENT DOUBLES

Round of 16 (April 26)
Sullivan/Torres (USC) def. Swinnen/Teig (Ore) - 8-4
Moore/Rainey (USC) def. Charroin/Stewart (ASU) - 8-5

Quarterfinals (April 26)
Matkowski/Rojer (UCLA) def. Sullivan/Torres (USC) - 8-6
Clemens/Ketola (UCLA) def. Moore/Rainey (USC) - 8-3

WOMEN'S PAC-10 TOURNAMENT SINGLES

First Round (April 25)
Jewel Peterson (USC) def. Janice Nyland (Ore) - 6-4, 6-0
Erin Burdette (Stan) def. Anita Loyola (USC) - 6-0, 6-3
Gabriela Lastra (Stan) def. Maureen Diaz (USC) - 6-1, 6-2

Round of 16 (April 25)
Jewel Peterson (USC) def. Claire Carter (Wash) - 4-6, 6-3, 7-5

Quarterfinals (April 26)
Jewel Peterson (USC) def. Daria Panova (Ore) - 6-3, 7-5

Semifinals (April 27)
Jewel Peterson (USC) def. Raquel Kops-Jones (Cal) - 5-7, 6-4, 6-4

Finals (April 28)
Gabriela Lastra (Stan) def. Jewel Peterson (USC) - 6-3, 6-3

WOMEN'S PAC-10 TOURNAMENT DOUBLES

Round of 16 (April 26)
Brymer/Peterson (USC) def. Hollands/Pouliot (Ariz) - 8-5
Gray/Sumantri (Wash) def. Diaz/Loyola (USC) - 9-8

Quarterfinals (April 26)
Brymer/Peterson (USC) def. Carter/Klaic (Wash) - 8-2

Semifinals (April 27)
Fusano/Kops-Jones (Cal) def. Brymer/Peterson (USC) - 9-7

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