No. 1 Stanford Defeats USC, 4-3

April 9, 2005

LOS ANGELES - Top ranked Stanford fought past third-ranked USC witha 4-3 victory, improving to 18-0 for the season and 5-0 in conference play.This hard-fought win marked the Cardinal's 47th consecutive victory.

The Cardinal started by capturing a close doubles point. USC's LindseyNelson and Carine Vermeulen partnered to defeat junior Alice Barnes andTheresa Logar, 8-6 at court No. 2. Stanford claimed the other two points asthe No. 29 ranked duo of junior Amber Liu and sophomore Anne Yelsey defeatedUSC's Dianne Matias and Nicole Leimbach 8-4. The freshman pairing of WhitneyDeason and Lejla Hodzic pulled out a close 9-7 victory at court No. 3 tosecure the doubles.

In singles, Hodzic pushed Stanford to an early 2-0 lead with a 6-0, 6-1victory over Erin Everly on court No. 6. The 13th-ranked Nelson put USC onthe board with a 6-4, 6-2 victory over 29th-ranked Barnes on court No. 2.The Cardinal went on to win the next two matches as Yelsey defeatedVermeulen, 6-2, 7-5, and Deason clinched the Stanford victory over Matias,3-6, 6-2, 7-5.

The day ended, however, with two upsets for the Cardinal. On center court,10th-ranked Leimbach upset ninth-ranked Liu, 0-6, 7-6, 6-3. Anastasiu thenupset 45th-ranked Logar on court No. 3, 5-7, 7-6, 6-1.

The Cardinal will face UCLA next at noon on Saturday, April 9 at the LosAngeles Tennis Center.

#1 Stanford 4, #3 USC 3

Doubles
1. #29 Liu/Yelsey (Stan) def. Matias/Leimbach (USC) 8-4
2. Vermeulen/Nelson (USC) def. Barnes/Logar (Stan) 8-6
3. Deason/Hodzic (Stan) def. Anastasiu/Snyder (USC) 9-7

Singles
1. #10 Nicole Leimbach (USC) def. #9 Amber Liu (Stan) 0-6, 7-6, 6-3
2. #13 Lindsey Nelson (USC) def. #29 Alice Barnes (Stan) 6-4, 6-1
3. # 108 Anca Anastasiu (USC) def. #45 Theresa Logar (Stan) 5-7, 7-6, 6-1
4. #51 Whitney Deason (Stan) def. Diane Matias (USC) 3-6, 6-2, 7-5*
5. #105 Anne Yelsey (Stan) def. Carine Vermeulen (USC) 6-2, 7-5
6. #38 Lejla Hodzic (Stan) def. Erin Everly (USC) 6-0, 6-1

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