Tennis Sophomore Falls In Final

Nov. 8, 2004

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. - USC women's tennis sophomore Anca Anastasiu defeated four opponents in three days to reach the title match, but completed her tournament run with a loss in the finals of the Fall Desert Collegiate Classic on Monday, Nov. 8.

After dropping the opening set 4-6, Anastasiu bounced back to take the second set 6-4. In the end, Pepperdine's unseeded Bianca Dulgheru edged the second-seeded Anastasiu in a tiebreaker, 6-4, 4-6, 7-6(5).

Following are complete tournament results:

Fall Desert Collegiate Classic
Palm Springs, Calif. - Nov. 5-8

MAIN DRAW SINGLES

First Round (Nov. 5)
(2) #33 Anca Anastasiu (USC) - bye
(3) #40 Carine Vermeulen (USC) - bye
Dianne Matias (USC) def. Stephanie Balzart (Arizona) - 6-3, 6-3
Eva Dickes (Pepp) def. Judy DeVera (USC) - 6-4, 6-2

Second Round (Nov. 5)
(2) #33 Anca Anastasiu (USC) def. Sarah Gregg (UCLA) - 4-1, retired (inj.)
(3) #40 Carine Vermeulen (USC) def. Ristine Olson (Texas) - 7-6(4), 6-2
Dianne Matias (USC) def. (7) Kathrin Winterhalter (Fresno St) - 7-5, 6-3

Round of 16 (Nov. 6)
(2) #33 Anca Anastasiu (USC) def. Lucia Sainz (Fresno St) - 6-1, 6-4
(3) #40 Carine Vermeulen (USC) def. Sylvia Kosakowski (Pepp) - 2-6, 7-6(5), 6-0
Dianne Matias (USC) def. Elizabeth Lumpkin (UCLA) - 6-4, 7-5

Quarterfinals (Nov. 7)
(2) #33 Anca Anastasiu (USC) def. Tracy Lin (UCLA) - 6-4, 6-2
Dianne Matias (USC) def. (3) #40 Carine Vermeulen (USC) - 6-2, 6-1

Semifinals (Nov. 7)
#33 Anca Anastasiu (USC) def. Dianne Matias (USC) - 6-3, 6-2

Final (Nov. 8)
Bianca Dulgheru (Pepp) def. #33 Anca Anastasiu (USC) - 6-4, 4-6, 7-6(5)

MAIN DRAW DOUBLES

First Round (Nov. 5)
Matias/DeVera (USC) - bye
Anastasiu/Vermeulen (USC) def. Dizdar/Olson (Texas) - 8-6

Round of 16 (Nov. 5)
Matias/DeVera (USC) def. Zrustova/Zemenova (Baylor) - 8-2
Anastasiu/Vermeulen (USC) def. (3) Winterhalter/Tallo (Fresno St) - 8-6

Quarterfinals (Nov. 6)
Gordon/Lumpkin (UCLA) def. Matias/DeVera (USC) - 9-8(5)
Anastasiu/Vermeulen (USC) def. Fermin/Tanner (LMU) - 8-3

Semifinals (Nov. 6)
(2) #54 Raba/Kosakowski (Pepp) def. Anastasiu/Vermeulen (USC) - 8-2

CONSOLATION SINGLES

Round of 16 (Nov. 6)
Anna Bentzer (UCI) def. Judy DeVera (USC) - 6-3, 6-1

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