Lindsey Nelson Competes Carson Tournament
May 31, 2007
Just days after appearing in her second straight NCAA Singles final, USC junior Lindsey Nelson was back on the courts. Even if she wasn't trying to prove a point after her NCAA championship loss in Athens, Ga., earlier in the week, Nelson certainly made a statement in the opening round of the USTA Home Depot Center $50,000 Women's Pro Challenger at the Home Depot Center. Playing as an amateur, Nelson kicked off the tournament with a matchup against the No. 4 seed. Two lopsided sets later, Nelson was clearly back on a winning note.
Nelson pinned up a dominating 6-3, 6-1 over Switzerland's Gaelle Widmer in the first round, felling the world's #265 ranked player and fourth seed in the action in Carson. That put Nelson up against the USA's Alexandra Mueller in the second round. Ranked #504 in the world, Nelson took on #734 Mueller on Thursday, but the season's long run of hard-fought tennis left Nelson with a 6-4, 6-4 loss to Mueller in the second round.
After some rest, the summer's action is not yet over for Nelson. She will compete once more as an amateur in Allentown, Penn., in the $25,000 Challenger on June 11.