No. 2 Stanford Picks Up 5-2 Road Win Over No. 1 USC

April 4, 2003

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The second-ranked Stanford women's team picked up an impressive 5-2 road win over top-ranked USC on Friday afternoon at the Marks Tennis Stadium in Los Angeles.

Stanford, which has won 12 in a row, improved to 14-1, while the Women of Troy slipped to 17-2. The match does not count in the Pac-10 standings.

USC won the doubles point with victories at No. 2 and No. 3, but Stanford quickly took control by winning the first set in five of the six singles matches.

The Cardinal then jumped out to a 3-1 lead with straight set victories from freshman Amber Liu (La Mesa, CA) at No. 1, freshman Alice Barnes (Cambridge, U.K.) at No. 4 and junior Lauren Barnikow (Woodbridge, NJ) at No. 2. Liu picked up an impressive 6-2, 6-2 win over sixth-ranked Jewel Peterson.

Sophomore Erin Burdette (Jackson, GA), who is ranked 37th in the country, clinched the victory with a 6-3, 6-1 triumph over 84th-ranked Maureen Diaz at No. 3.

Stanford concludes the weekend at No. 7 UCLA on Saturday at 12:00 p.m. in Westwood.

#2 Stanford 5, #1 USC 2

Singles

No. 1 - #5 Amber Liu (S) d. #6 Jewel Peterson, 6-2, 6-2

No. 2 - #16 Lauren Barnikow (S) d. #34 Luana Magnani, 7-5, 6-0

No. 3 - #37 Erin Burdette (S) d. #84 Maureen Diaz, 6-3, 6-1

No. 4 - #4 Alice Barnes (S) d. Anita Loyola, 6-0, 6-3

No. 5 - Emilia Anderson (S) d. Tiffany Brymer, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2

No. 6 - #116 Carine Vermeulen (USC) d. Story Tweedie-Yates, 6-4, 7-5

Doubles (USC wins point)

No. 1 - #2 Lauren Barnikow/Erin Burdette (S) d. #18 Tiffany Brymer/Jewel Peterson, 8-6

No. 2 - Anita Loyola/Luana Magnani (USC) d. Alice Barnes/Amber Liu, 9-7

No. 3 - Melissa Esmero/Carine Vermeulen (USC) d. Emilia Anderson/Story Tweedie-Yates, 8-3

Records - #2 Stanford 14-1, #1 USC 17-2.

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