Freshman Lindsey Nelson Wins NCAA Singles First Round Match

May 23, 2005

No. 16-ranked USC freshman Lindsey Nelson defeated No. 59 Romy Farah of Clemson in the first round of the 2005 NCAA Women's Division I Tennis Singles Championships at Georgia's Dan Magill Tennis Complex on Monday (May 23), while a pair of her Women of Troy teammates dropped their first round matches.

Nelson defeated Farah, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2, and now will face No. 64 Sarah Foster of Kentucky in a second round match on Tuesday (May 24). Foster was a 6-1, 6-3 first round winner over No. 51 Daria Panova of Oregon.

Nelson, an All-Pac-10 first team selection in 2005, is 21-1 in dual match singles play in 2005 (she won her first 17 duals) and 34-7 overall this season.

Freshman Nicole Leimbach of USC, ranked No. 9, was upset by No. 66 Helga Vieira of Texas A&M, 7-5, 6-2, while No. 53 sophomore Anca Anastasiu of USC was a 6-2, 5-7, 6-4 loser to No. 14 Story Tweedie-Yates of TCU.

USC has no entrants in the NCAA Doubles Championships, which begin on May 24.

2005 NCAA Singles Championships

May 23, 2005 - Athens, Ga.

First Round

#66 Helga Vieira (Texas A&M) def. #9 Nicole Leimbach (USC) 7-5, 6-2

#16 Lindsey Nelson (USC) def. #59 Romy Farah (Clemson) 4-6, 6-4, 6-2

#14 Story Tweedie-Yates (TCU) def. #53 Anca Anastasiu (USC) 6-2, 5-7, 6-4

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