Women's Tennis Sweeps Doubles Despite Falling to USC, 6-1

April 7, 2007

TEMPE, Ariz. - The No. 25 Arizona State Women's Tennis team fell to the No. 7 USC Trojans, 6-1, Saturday at the Whiteman Tennis Center in Tempe. The Sun Devils are now 10-9 overall and 3-3 in Pac-10 play. The Trojans improved to 16-2 overall and 5-0 in the Pac-10.

The 12th ranked doubles team in the nation, seniors Kady Pooler and Roxanne Clarke, earned their 19th overall win of the season as they defeated Lindsey Nelson and Julie Smekodub, 8-3. Senior Sabrina Capannolo and junior Jessica Leitch improved their record as they topped Judy DeVera and Amanda Fink, 8-7 (5). Senior Rebecca Rankin and sophomore Laila Abdala completed the sweep with an 8-6 victory over Dianne Matias and Sarah Fansler. Rankin and L. Abdala are now 9-3 in dual doubles this season.

In singles, the Devils put up a fight taking two matches to three sets. Pooler was topped by Fink 6-4, 1-6, 6-1. L. Abdala was also defeated in three sets, 4-6, 6-1, 6-4, to Matias. In the No. 1 spot, Capannolo was defeated by Nelson 7-6 (5), 6-0.

The Sun Devils continue Pac-10 play Saturday, April 14 as they host the Oregon Ducks. The match is set for noon PT at the Whiteman Tennis Center in Tempe.


1. Lindsey Nelson (USC) def. Sabrina Capannolo (ASU) 7-6 (5), 6-0
2. Sarah Fansler (USC) def. Nadia Abdala (ASU) 7-5, 6-2
3. Amanda Fink (USC) def. Kady Pooler (ASU) 6-4, 1-6, 6-1
4. Anca Anastasiu (USC) def. Rebecca Rankin (ASU) 7-5, 6-3
5. Dianne Matias (USC) def. Laila Abdala (ASU) 4-6, 6-1, 6-4
6. Judy DeVera (USC) def. Jessica Leitch (ASU) 6-0, 6-4


1. Pooler/Roxanne Clarke (ASU) def. Nelson/Julie Smekodub (USC) 8-3
2. Capannolo/Leitch (ASU) def. DeVera/Fink (USC) 8-7 (5)
3. Rankin/L. Abdala (ASU) def. Matias/Fansler (USC) 8-6

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