Women's Tennis Send Six To Riviera/ITA All-American Tournament

Oct. 13, 2002

PACIFIC PALISADES - Six players represented the 2002-03 Women of Troy women's tennis team at the Rivera/ITA All-American Tournament. The prequalifying, qualiyfying and championship rounds were held Oct. 5-13 at the Riviera Tennis Club in Pacific Palisades.

Senior Jewel Peterson, who entered as the tournament's No. 3 seed, began the tournament in the championship round. Peterson defeated Cal's Catherine Lynch, 7-6 (2), 6-2, in the first round, but was surprisingly eliminated in the second with a three-set loss to Nataly Cahana of Old Dominion, 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (6).

In main draw doubles play, Peterson and partner Tiffany Brymer were seeded No. 2 overall. The duo defeated Hillary Adams and Kelly McCain of Duke in the opener, 9-7, but fell to Alexis Gordon and Julia Scaringe of Florida in the second round, 8-3.

USC's Anita Loyola, Melissa Esmero, Bernadette Bayani and Brymer all competed in the singles pre-qualifier, while Maureen Diaz began her competition in the qualifier.

Following are complete results.

2002 Riviera/ITA All-American Pre-Qualifier
Singles
First Round - Oct. 5

Melissa Esmero (USC) def. Daria Potapova (Baylor) - 6-2, 6-4
Amy Trefethen (Kentucky) def. Anita Loyola (USC) - 6-1, 3-6, 6-4
Bernadette Bayani (USC) def. Orsi Sallai (Washington State) - 6-4, 6-4
Millie Begovic (Alabama) def. Tiffany Brymer (USC) - 7-5, 6-4
Second Round - Oct. 5

Nathalie Roels (Kentucky) def. Melissa Esmero (USC) - 6-2, 6-2
Katie Granson (Duke) def. Bernadette Bayani (USC) - 6-0, 6-4

2002 Riviera/ITA All-American Pre-Qualifier
Doubles
First Round - Oct. 5

Diaz/Loyola (USC) def. DaCosta/Ritherford (Michigan) - 9-7
Ercegovic/Penic (Temple) def. Bayani/Esmero (USC) - 8-5
Second Round - Oct. 6

Diaz/Loyola (USC) def. Setiawati/Simonyan (CS Northridge) - 9-8
Third Round - Oct. 7

Johnson/Sukner (Marshall) def. Diaz/Loyola (USC) - 9-8 (4)

2002 Riviera/ITA All-American Qualifier
Singles
First Round - Oct. 8

Maureen Diaz (USC) def. Jessica Johnson (Marshall) - 1-6, 7-5, 6-2
Second Round - Oct. 8

Zerene Reyes (Florida) def. Maureen Diaz (USC) - 6-3, 2-6, 6-0

2002 Riviera/ITA All-American Qualifier
Doubles
First Round - Oct. 8

Granson/Smith (Duke) def.Daiz/Loyola (USC) - 8-3

2002 Riviera/ITA All-American Championship
Singles
First Round - Oct. 10

Jewel Peterson (USC) def. Catherine Lynch (Cal) - 7-6 (2), 6-2
Second Round - Oct. 11

Nataly Cahana (Old Dominion) def. Jewel Peterson (USC) - 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (6)

2002 Riviera/ITA All-American Championship
Doubles
First Round - Oct. 10

Brymer/Peterson (USC) def. Adams/McCain (Duke) - 9-7
Second Round - Oct. 11

Gordon/Scaringe (Florida) def. Brymer/Peterson (USC) - 8-3

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