Women's Tennis Beats No. 13 Texas, 5-2

March 16, 2005

LOS ANGELES - The eighth-ranked USC women's tennis team defeated No. 13 Texas, 5-2, Wednesday, March 16, at Marks Stadium.

The Trojans' Lindsey Nelson, the nation's 16-th ranked singles player, defeated the Longhorns' Kendra Strohm, 6-3, 6-0, at court No. 2 and teamed up with Anca Anastasiu to beat Petra Dizdar and Mia Morovic, 9-8, at court No. 2 to improve her undefeated singles and doubles records to 11-0 each.

With the win, the Women of Troy improve to 10-1, while the Longhorns fall to 8-3.

The match began with the Trojans picking up the doubles point, taking the second and third positions. The Women of Troy's Dianne Matias and Judy DeVera picked up the first doubles match over Texas' Courtney Zauft and Kelly Baritot, 8-3, on court No. 3. The Longhorns' Kendra Strohm and Katie Ruckert then defeated Carine Vermeulen and Nicole Leimbach, 8-4, at center court. Nelson and Anastasiu clinched the doubles point.

In singles play, USC came away with four victories. Nelson won the first match to get things started for the Trojans. Freshman and 15th-ranked Leimbach won her match over Texas' Dizdar, 6-2, 6-1, at center court. The Women of Troy's Vermeulen clinched the match with a 6-4, 6-2 victory over Zauft at court No. 5. Dianne Matias wrapped up the win for the Trojans with a 6-2, 2-6, 6-2 victory over Ruckert at court No. 4.

The Trojans next host the TCU Horned Frogs on Wednesday, March 23, at 1:30 p.m. before heading to Arizona to face Arizona State on Friday, March 25, at 1:30 p.m. MST and Arizona on Saturday, March 26, at 12 p.m. MST.

#8 USC 5, #13 California 2


1. (Tex) #28 Strohm/Ruckert def. (USC) Leimach / Vermeulen, 8-4

2. (USC) #56 Nelson / Anastasiu def. (Tex) Dizdar/Morovic, 9-8

3. (USC) Matias / DeVera def. (Tex) Zauft/Baritot, 8-3


1. (USC) #15 Nicole Leimbach def. (Tex) Petra Dizdar, 6-2, 6-1

2. (USC) #16 Lindsey Nelson def. (Tex) Kendra Strohm, 6-3; 6-0

3. (Tex) Mia Marovic def. (USC) Anca Anastasiu, 7-6, 6-1

4. (USC) Dianne Matias def. (Tex) Katie Ruckert, 6-2, 2-6, 6-2

5. (USC) Carine Vermeulen def. (Tex) Courtney Zauft, 6-4; 6-2

6. (Tex) Ristine Olson def. (USC) Judy DeVera, 3-6, 6-3, 10-8

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