No. 8 USC Grabs Pac-10 Win, 7-0 Over WSU

March 2, 2007

PULLMAN, WASH. -- The No. 8 USC women's tennis team notched its first Pac-10 win of the year with a smooth 7-0 decision on the road against No. 56 Washington State. The Women of Troy followed up a doubles sweep with six straight-set singles win to improve USC's overall record to 7-2 and tally a 1-0 Pac-10 mark on the year.

#31-ranked doubles duo Judy DeVera / Amanda Fink extended their winning streak to eight straight as they closed down the doubles competition on the day with an 8-2 win over WSU's Spicer/Toth at the No. 2 position. Playing together for the first time this season, Anca Anastasiu / Sarah Fansler pinned up the first doubles win with an 8-2 decision, and then Lindsey Nelson / Julie Smekodub combined effectively again to post their seventh straight doubles win with another 8-2 victory at the No. 1 position.

#20 Lindsey Nelson kicked off the singles action with a quick 6-2, 6-0 win at No. 1 over Ekaterina Burduli, and #12 Sarah Fansler followed suit with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Amy Toth at No. 2. #48 Anca Anastasiu secured the match for the Trojans with her 6-1, 6-4 win over Aleksandra Cekic at No. 5 just before #89 Amanda Fink grabbed a 6-4, 6-3 win at No. 2 over Marjolein van de Van. With the match in hand at 5-0, USC's Julie Smekodub remained perfect at the No. 6 singles slot with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Ashley Spicer, and then Judy DeVera wrapped up the match with a 7-6, 6-0 victory over Aleksandra Stefanova.

USC next turns to face Washington in a 12 p.m. match in Seattle on Saturday (March 3).

#8 USC 7, #56 WSU 0

DOUBLES
(1) Nelson/Smekodub (USC) def. Burduli/van de Ven (WSU) - 8-2
(2) #31 DeVera/Fink (USC) def. Spicer/Toth (WSU) - 8-2
(3) Anastasiu/Fansler (USC) def. Cekic/Stefanova (WSU) - 8-2
USC wins doubles point.
Order of finish: 3, 1, 2

SINGLES
(1) #20 Lindsey Nelson (USC) Ekaterina Burduli (WSU) - 6-2, 6-0
(2) #12 Sarah Fansler (USC) Amy Toth (WSU) - 6-3, 6-1
(3) #89 Amanda Fink (USC) Marjolein van de Ven (WSU) - 6-4, 6-3
(4) #48 Anca Anastasiu (USC) Aleksandra Cekic (WSU) - 6-1, 6-4*
(5) Judy DeVera (USC) Aleksandra Stefanova (WSU) - 7-6, 6-0
(6) Julie Smekodub (USC) Ashley Spicer (WSU) - 6-3, 6-1
Order of finish: 1, 2, 4*, 3, 6, 5

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