Nelson and Fink Move On In Pac-10 Women's Singles Race

April 28, 2006

OJAI, CALIF. -- The No. 2-ranked USC women's tennis team will have two representatives moving on to the third day of competition at the Pac-10 Championships in Ojai, Calif. Sophomore Lindsey Nelson and freshman Amanda Fink both won their quarterfinal matches on Friday and will advance to Saturday's semifinal singles play. If Nelson and Fink both win in the semis, the Trojan duo would meet in the Pac-10 singles championship match at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday.

Nelson, who reached the quarterfinals as a freshman, beat Stanford's Theresa Logar in Friday's quarters 6-4, 6-3 to ensure her place in Saturday's semifinals. Fink also pumped out a two-set win in her quarterfinal match, topping Cal's Suzi Babos 6-3, 7-5 to move on. Nelson will face Cal's Suzi Fodor in the semis at 11 a.m., while Fink battles Stanford's Alica Barnes in her semifinal match at the same time.

USC had three doubles teams in the Pac-10 tournament, and two pairs pushed through to the quarterfinals with an opening win. The quarterfinal round was not as successful for the Women of Troy, however, as two losses ended the Trojans' doubles runs. Dianne Matias / Carine Vermeulen pushed past Cal's Bobusic/Kusano with an 8-3 decision, but later fell to Arizona State's Clarke/Pooler 8-4 in teh quarters. Luana Magnani / Lindsey Nelson also notched an opening win with an 8-3 defeat of Arizona's Balzert/Mavroleon, only to fal 8-3 to UCLA's Gordon/Zalameda in the next round. USC's third doubles team of Judy DeVera / Amanda Fink lost 8-4 in the first round to Cal's Babos/Fodor.

On the men's side of Pac-10 competition, with no more singles players left in the mix, the Trojans had several doubles duos take the court on Friday. Dejan Cvetkovic / Kaes Van't Hof posted a first-round win over Arizona State's Hegarty Miller with an 8-6 victory, but fell in their quarterfinal bout with Stanford's Corkery/Pade by the same score to end the Trojans' doubles tournament run. Adam Loucks / Garrett Snyder had come up against UCLA's #2-ranked Gruendler/Kohlloeffel and fell 8-3 in the first round. The only Trojan pair still going is Whit Livingston / Nathan Stadler, who earned a bye in the first round of the invitational doubles action and then notched an 8-4 win over Stanford's Wan/Wong in the invitational quarterfinals.

Below is a list of the day's results as well as the overall individual performances for the USC women's and men's players at the Pac-10 Championships.

Friday's results:


Tournament Quarterfinals:
Lindsey Nelson def. Theresa Logar (Stanford) -- 6-4, 6-3
Amanda Fink def. Suzi Babos (Cal) -- 6-3, 7-5

Back Draw:
Anca Anastasiu def. Allison Rainey (Washington) -- 6-4, 6-4
Whitney Deason (Stanford) def. Whitney Peterson -- 6-1, 6-4


Tournament First Round:
#34 Dianne Matias/Carine Vermeulen def. Bobusic/Kusano (Cal) -- 8-3
#19 Luana Magnani/Lindsey Nelson def. Balzert/Mavroleon (Arizona) 8-3
#11 Babos/Fodor (Cal) def. #59 Judy DeVera/Amanda Fink -- 8-4

Tournament Quarterfinals:
Clarke/Pooler (ASU) def. Matias/Vermeulen -- 8-4
Gordon/Zalameda (UCLA) def. Magnani/Nelson -- 8-3

2006 Pac-10 Women's Championships

#85 Anca Anastasiu (Tournament)
First Round: lost to #9 Anne Yelsey (Stanford) 6-2, 7-5 Back Draw: def. Allison Rainey (Washington) 6-4, 6-4

#10 Amanda Fink (Tournament)
First Round: def. #46 Tracy Lin (UCLA) 3-6, 7-6, 6-3
Second Round: def. #36 Celia Durkin (STAN) 7-6 (2), 6-4
Quarterfinals: def. Suzi Babaos (Cal) 6-3, 7-5

#47 Luana Magnani (Tournament)
First Round: lost to #25 Laura Gordon (UCLA) 7-5, 2-6, 6-3

#28 Dianne Matias (Tournament)
First Round: lost to #8 Suzi Fodor (Cal) 6-2, 6-3

#26 Lindsey Nelson (Tournament)
First Round: def. #45 Dominika Dieskova (Oregon) 6-1, 6-1
Second Round: def. Stephanie Kusano (CAL) 6-4, 6-1
Quarterfinals: def. Theresa Logar (Stanford) 6-4, 6-3

Judy DeVera (Invitational)
First Round: def. Joanna Kao (Stanford) 6-2, 6-1
Second Round: lost to Ashley Joelson (UCLA) 6-3, 6-4

Whitney Peterson (Invitational)
First Round: lost to Elizabeth Lumpkin (UCLA) 6-4, 4-6, 6-3
Back Draw: lost to Whitney Deason (Stanford) 6-1, 6-4

Carine Vermeulen (Invitational)
First Round: bye
Second Round: lost to Jessica Leitch (ASU) def.

#34 Dianne Matias/Carine Vermeulen (Tournament)
First Round: def. Bobusic/Kusano (Cal) 8-3
Quarterfinals: lost to Clarke/Pooler (ASU) 8-4

#19 Luana Magnani/Lindsey Nelson (Tournament)
First Round: def. Balzert/Mavroleon (Arizona) 8-3
Quarterfinals: lost to Gordon/Zalameda (UCLA) 8-3

#59 Judy DeVera/Amanda Fink (Tournament)
First Round: lost to #11 Babos/Fodor (Cal) 8-4

Friday's men's results:


Tournament First Round:
#2 Gruendler/Kohloeffel (UCLA) def. Adam Loucks/Garrett Snyder -- 8-3
Dejan Cvetkovic/Kaes Van't Hof def. Hegarty/Miller (ASU) -- 8-6

Tournament Quarterfinals:
Corkery/Pade (Stanford) def. Cvetkovic/Van't Hof -- 8-6

Invitational First Round:
Whit Livingston/Nathan Stadler -- bye

Invitational Quarterfinals:
Livingston/Stadler def. Wan/Wong (Stanford) 8-4

2006 Pac-10 Men's Championships

Dejan Cvetkovic (Tournament)
First Round: lost to #4 Conor Niland (Cal) 6-1, 6-1

Adam Loucks (Tournament)
First Round: lost to Bruno Alcala (Arizona) 4-6, 6-4, 6-1

Garrett Snyder (Tournament)
First Round: lost to James Wan (Stanford) 6-0, 6-3

Kaes Van't Hof (Tournament)
First Round: def. #67 Chris Surapol (UCLA) 7-6 (5), 6-7 (4), 7-6 (5)
Second Round: lost to #22 KC Corkery (Stanford) 7-6 (6), 6-3

Whit Livingston (Invitational)
First Round: lost to Jaysen Chung (UCLA) n/a

Nathan Stadler (Invitational)
First Round: bye
Second Round: lost to David Chu (Washington) 7-6, 6-0

Aaron Badart (Invitational)
First Round: lost to Jason Nguyen (UCLA) 7-6, 2-0 ret (inj)

Adam Loucks/Garrett Snyder (Tournament)
First Round: lost to #2 Gruendler/Kohloeffel (UCLA) 8-3

Dejan Cvetkovic/Kaes Van't Hof (Tournament)
First Round: def. Hegarty/Miller (ASU) 8-6
Quarterfinals: lost to Corkery/Pade (Stanford) 8-6

Whit Livingston/Nathan Stadler (Invitational)
First Round: bye
Quarterfinals: def. Wan/Wong (Stanford) 8-4

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