Lindsey Nelson Claims Pac-10 Singles Title

April 29, 2007

OJAI, CALIF. - USC junior Lindsey Nelson never surrendered a single set during her run to the 2007 Pac-10 Singles Championship. After a smooth run through the first three days of action, Nelson came up against defending NCAA Singles champ Susie Babos of Cal. Nelson didn't miss a step. The Trojans pounded out a 6-2, 6-2 win over Babos in the Pac-10 singles final, claiming her first Pac-10 title on Sunday morning in Ojai, Calif.

Senior Julie Smekodub almost mirrored Nelson's dominant run through Pac-10 play in Ojai. Competing in the Pac-10 invitational draw, Smekodub also never gave up a set during her entire run through the draw. In her first Pac-10 tournament after transferring to USC from Tulane, Smekodub took her draw by storm and capped off a winning first three days with a final early-morning championship win over Arizona State's Laila Abdala in a resounding 6-1, 6-4 decision.

Nelson's matchup with Babos represented a rematch of the 2006 NCAA Singles Championship, which Babos won with a two-set decision over Nelson. The pair clashed twice more during dual match play this season, splitting those matches.

WOMEN'S SINGLES COMPETITION

Women's Tournament Singles Results
Anca Anastasiu
Round of 32: def. Tracy Lin (UCLA) - 3-6, 7-5, 6-3
Round of 16: def. #20 Jessica Nguyen (STAN) - w/o
Quarterfinals: lost to #4 Susie Babos (CAL) - 6-2, 1-6, 7-5

#10 Sarah Fansler
Round of 32: def. Ekaterina Burduli (WSU) - 7-5, 6-2
Round of 16: def. #67 Sabrina Capannolo (ASU) - 7-5, 6-2
Quarterfinals: lost to #14 Celia Durkin (STAN) - 6-4, 7-5

#73 Amanda Fink
Round of 32: def. Marjolein Van de Ven (WSU) - 6-1, 6-0
Round of 16: lost to #4 Susie Babos (CAL) - 1-6, 6-4, 6-3

#9 Lindsey Nelson
Round of 32: def. Carmen Seremeta (ORE) - 6-2, 6-2
Round of 16: def. #78 Juliette Mavroleon (ARIZ) - 6-4, 6-2
Quarterfinals: def. #23 Nina Henkel (CAL) - 6-3, 7-5
Semifinals: def. #12 Teresa Logar (STAN) - 6-3, 6-3
Championship: def. #4 Susie Babos (CAL) - 6-2, 6-2

Women's Invitational Draw Singles Results
Katja Decker-Sadowski
Round of 32: lost to Claire Ilcinkas (CAL) - 6-4, 6-2

Judy DeVera
Round of 32: def. Daron Moore (CAL) - 6-1, 6-1
Round of 16: def. Stephanie Wetmore (UCLA) - 6-2, 6-2
Quarterfinals: lost to Leijla Hodzic (STAN) - 6-3, 2-6, 6-3

Julie Smekodub
Round of 32: def. Becky Duesler (UCLA) - 6-0, 6-1
Round of 16: def. Allison Rainey (WASH) - 6-1, 6-3
Quarterfinals: def. Alex McGoodwin (UCLA) - 6-4, 1-0 ret.
Semifinals: def. Lejla Hodzic (STAN) - 7-5, 6-1
Championship: def. Laila Abdala (ASU) - 6-1, 6-4

WOMEN'S DOUBLES RESULTS

Women's Tournament Doubles
Judy DeVera / Amanda Fink
Round of 16: def. Burduli/Van de Ven (WSU) - 8-2
Quarterfinals: def. #3 Babos/Fodor (CAL) - 8-4
Semifinals: lost to Schnack/Zalameda (UCLA) - 8-5

Dianne Matias / Lindsey Nelson
Round of 16: lost to #38 Lumpkin/Wetmore (UCLA) - 8-6

Women's Invitational Draw Doubles
Sarah Fansler / Julie Smekodub
Round of 16: bye
Quarterfinals: lost to Opata/Selaru (WSU) - 3-2 ret. (inj)

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