No. 5 USC Post 7-0 Win Over No. 68 UC Irvine

Jan. 19, 2006

LOS ANGELES, CALIF. -- The fifth-ranked USC women's tennis opened 2006 with a decisive 7-0 win over No. 68 UC Irvine at Marks Stadium on Thursday. The Women of Troy teamed up for a solid start with a sweep in doubles, led by the freshman-senior tandem of Amanda Fink and Carine Vermeulen at No. 2 doubles, who posted an 8-2 win to get things rolling in USC's victory. It was the first dual match of the year for both squads, putting USC at 1-0, and UC Irvine at 0-1.

In singles action, Lindsey Nelson took control of her No. 1 singles match with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Bela Mijic. Anca Anastasiu was next to down her Anteaters opponent with a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Ali Borowicz at the No. 6 position, and then #69 Luana Magnani tacked up a 6-2, 6-2 win over Clare Fermin in No. 4 singles to lock away the team win.

USC next faces #57 Long Beach State tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. at Marks Stadium.

#5 USC 7, #68 UC Irvine 0

DOUBLES
(1) Nelson/Magnani (USC) def. Fermin/Mijic (UCI) -- 8-5
(2) Fink/Vermeulen (USC) def. Agababian/Hu (UCI) -- 8-2
(3) Anastasiu/Matias (USC) def. Bernhard/Shih (UCI) -- 8-3
USC wins doubles point

SINGLES
(1) Lindsey Nelson (USC) def. Bela Mijic (UCI) -- 6-0, 6-0
(2) #3 Amanda Fink (USC) def. Becky Bernhard (UCI) -- 6-1, 6-2
(3) #78 Dianne Matias (USC) def. Jayme Hu (UCI) -- 6-2, 6-2
(4) #69 Luana Magnani (USC) def. Clare Fermin (UCI) -- 6-2, 6-2
(5) Carine Vermeulen (USC) def. Inna Agababian (UCI) -- 6-3, 6-1
(6) Anca Anastasiu (USC) def. Ali Borowicz (UCI) -- 6-1, 6-1
Order of finish: 1, 6, 4*, 5, 2, 3

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