Women's Tennis Shuts Out Washington State, 7-0

March 11, 2005

Pullman, Wash. - The 13th-ranked USC women's tennis swept 75th-ranked Washington State, 7-0, on Friday, March 11, 23, in Pullman, Wash. The shutout of the Aztecs marks the fifth match this season the Women of Troy have held their opponent scoreless.

With the win, the Trojans improve to 8-1 overall and 2-0 in Pac-10 play, while the Cougars fall to 5-7, 0-2.

The Women of Troy have now run their record to 11-0 against Washington State in series history.

USC started off the match by sweeping the three doubles positions to capture the doubles point. The Trojans' Nicole Leimbach and Carine Vermeulen defeated Washington State's Ekaterina Burduli and Nora Gaal, 8-2, at center court. The Cougars' Orsolya Sallai and Chris Martinez dropped their match at No. 2 doubles to the Trojans' Anca Anastasiu and Lindsey Nelson, running Nelson and Anastasiu's doubles record to 9-0 on the season. The Women of Troy's Judy DeVera and Dianne Matias wrapped up doubles play with a victory over Aleksandra Stefanove, 8-2, at court No. 2.

In singles, USC's Leimbach defeated Burduli, 6-4, 6-1, at center court. The Trojans' Nelson improved her singles record to a perfect 9-0 with a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Cougar Sallai at court No. 2. The Women of Troy's Anastasiu defeated Martinez, 6-2, 6-3, at court No. 3, running her season record to 8-1. Usc's Matias improved her record to 7-2 on the year with a 6-4, 7-6 victory over Gaal at court No. 4. The Trojans' Vermeulen picked up her eight consecutive single's victory with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Toth at court No. 5. Devera wrapped up the day for the Women of Troy with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Stefanova at court No. 6.

The Women of Troy next head to Seattle to face No. 12 Washington on Saturday, March 12, at noon.

#13 USC 7, #75 Washington State 0

Doubles

Nicole Leimbach/Vermeulen (USC) def. Burduli/Gaal (WSU) 8-2

No. 56 Anastasiu/Nelson (USC) def. Sallai/Martinez (WSU) 8-4

DeVera/ Matias (USC) def. Stefanova/ Toth (WSU) 8-2

Singles

No. 15 Leimbach (USC) def. Burduli (WSU) 6-4, 6-1

No. 16 Nelson (USC) def. Sallai (WSU) 6-2, 6-2

Anastasiu (USC) def. Martinez (WSU) 6-2, 6-3

Matias (USC) def. Gaal (WSU) 6-4, 7-6

Vermeulen (USC) def. Toth (WSU) 6-3, 6-1

DeVera (USC) def. Stefanova (WSU) 6-2, 6-1

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