USC Women Get Past Arizona State, 4-3

March 12, 2004

TEMPE, Ariz. - The No. 11 USC women's tennis team defeated No. 31 Arizona State, 4-3, on Friday afternoon in Tempe, Ariz. With the victory, the Women of Troy improve to 8-3 overall and 3-0 in the Pac-10, extending their win streak to five matches. The Sun Devils fall to 3-5 overall and 0-2 in conference play.

USC began the afternoon by winning all three doubles matches to take a 1-0 lead. The Trojans picked up 8-5 wins at courts one and three, and completed the sweep with an 8-6 win at the No. 2 spot.

With only three more wins necessary to clinch the match, USC's Luana Magnani, Carine Vermeulen and Anca Anastasiu came through at the top three spots. Magnani defeated ASU's Joslynn Burkett, 6-3, 6-1, at center court, Vermeulen posted a 6-2, 6-1 decision over Wendy Pilecka at No. 2 and Anastasiu beat Cindy Sureephong, 6-2, 7-5, at court three.

Arizona State claimed wins at the bottom three positions, despite USC's efforts to push two of the three matches to a third set.

The Women of Troy travel to Tucson this evening for a noon match-up with Arizona on Saturday, March 13.

#11 USC 4, #31 Arizona State 3

Doubles
(1) #14 Magnani/ Vermeulen (USC) def. Colalillo/Pooler (ASU) - 8-5
(2) Anastasiu/Matias (USC) def. Sureephong/Pilecka (ASU) - 8-6
(3) DeVera/Bayani (USC) def. Burkett/Capannolo (ASU) - 8-5
USC wins doubles point.

Singles
(1) #23 Luana Magnani (USC) def. Joslynn Burkett (ASU) - 6-3, 6-1
(2) #89 Carine Vermeulen (USC) def. Wendy Pilecka (ASU) - 6-2, 6-1
(3) Anca Anastasiu (USC) def. Cindy Sureephong (ASU) - 6-2, 7-5
(4) Vana Tomas (ASU) def. Dianne Matias (USC) - 7-6(3), 3-6, 6-4
(5) Sabrina Capannolo (ASU) def. Judy DeVera (USC) - 6-2, 3-6, 7-5
(6) Lauren Colalillo (ASU) def. Bernadette Bayani (USC) - 7-5, 6-2

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