Amanda Fink Within Reach Of Pac-10 Singles Crown

April 29, 2006

OJAI, CALIF. -- USC freshman Amanda Fink has earned herself a place in the Pac-10 women's singles title match after posting an impressive comeback win in Saturday's semifinals. Her Trojan teammate Lindsey Nelson also reached the semifinals, but fell in her match to leave Fink as the lone representative from the No. 2-ranked USC women's squad still going in Pac-10 action. Fink will face California's #8 Suzi Fodor for the conference singles crown at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday (April 30) in Ojai, Calif.

Saturday's semifinal action squared #26 Nelson off against Fodor, who stayed in control of the match to topple Nelson with a 6-1, 6-1 decision. At the same time, #10 Fink was battling Stanford's #4 Alice Barnes. After slipping in the first set, Fink refocused and charged her way to a powerful comeback victory, tacking up a 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 victory to work her way into the title match.

Below are Saturday's scores and the results of USC's participants in the 2006 Pac-10 Women's Tennis Tournament.

Saturday's results:

SINGLES
#10 Amanda Fink def. #4 Alice Barnes (STAN) -- 3-6, 6-2, 6-2
#8 Suzi Fodor (Cal) def. #26 Lindsey Nelson -- 6-1, 6-1

2006 Pac-10 Women's Championships

SINGLES
#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. #27 Suzi Babos (Cal) 6-3, 7-5
Semifinals: def. #4 Alice Barnes (Stanford) 3-6, 6-2, 6-2
Championship: vs. #8 Suzi Fodor (Cal)

#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. #99 Stephanie Kusano (Cal) 6-4, 6-1
Quarterfinals: def. #6 Theresa Logar (Stanford) 6-4, 6-3
Semifinals: lost to #8 Suzi Fodor (Cal) 6-1, 6-1

Judy DeVera (Invitational)
First Round: def. Joanna Kao (Stanford) 6-2, 6-1
Second Round: lost to #105 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 #49 Whitney Deason (Stanford) 6-1, 6-4

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

DOUBLES
#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

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