Bayani Highlights Pac-10 Tourney For Women's Tennis

Jan. 14, 2001

SEATTLE, Wash. - Freshman Bernadette Bayani led the USC women's tennis team by advancing to the singles finals of her flight in the Pac-10 Indoor Tennis Tournament held at the Lloyd Nordstrom Tennis Center on the University of Washington campus, Jan. 12-14.

Bayani defeated Mariko Fritz-Krockow of UCLA in the quarterfinals 6-4, 1-6, 6-1, then swept Amelia Anderson of Stanford 6-4, 6-1 to advance to the finals. In the finals, Bayani fell to Stanford's Sarah Pestieau 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, despite a comeback effort with a second-set victory.

The Trojans were also highlighted by the play of sophomore transfer Maureen Diaz and junior Caroline Christian who each advanced to the semifinals in their flights. Diaz defeated Claire Carter of Washington 6-4, 6-1 in the quarterfinals, before falling to UCLA's Catherine Hawley 6-0, 6-2. Christian beat Sekita Grant of Cal 6-4, 2-6, 6-4, but fell to Moniek Van de Ven of Washington State 6-1, 6-1.

USC's Jewel Peterson, Melissa Esmero and Krissy Hamilton-Heinberg each advanced to the quarterfinals of their flights.

In doubles, the Trojans made two semifinal appearances. Peterson and Tiffany Brymer teamed to defeat Lauren Fisher and Petya Marinova of UCLA, 8-4. The duo fell to Lauren Barnikow and Lauren Kalvaria of Stanford 8-6 in the semifinals. Seeded 15th, Diaz and Esmero dropped an 8-6 decision to Stacey McKenna and Ana Maria Moura of Washington State.

Following are complete tournament results.

Flight I Singles
Jeanette Mattsson (Oregon) def. Anita Loyola (USC) - 2-6, 6-3, 6-4
Jewel Peterson (USC) def. Monika Gieczys (Oregon) - 6-3, 6-3

Erica Perkins (WSU) def. Jewel Peterson (USC) - 4-6, 6-4, 6-0

Flight II Singles

Maureen Diaz (USC) def. Sophie Regnier (Arizona) - 2-6, 6-3, 7-5
Janice Nyland (Oregon) def. Tiffany Brymer (USC) - 3-6, 7-5, 6-2

Maureen Diaz (USC) def. Claire Carter (Washington) - 6-4, 6-1

Catherine Hawley (UCLA) def. Maureen Diaz (USC) - 6-0, 6-2

Flight III Singles
Bernadette Bayani (USC) def. Adeline Arnaud (Oregon) - 6-4, 6-1
Melissa Esmero (USC) def. Andrea Coulter (Washington) - 6-3, 3-6, 6-4

Bernadette Bayani (USC) def. Mariko Fritz-Krockow (UCLA) - 6-4, 1-6, 6-1
Melissa Esmero (USC) def. Perrine Pernin (Arizona) - 7-6, 4-6, 6-1

Bernadette Bayani (USC) def. Amelia Anderson (Stanford) - 6-4, 6-1
Sarah Pestieau (Stanford) def. Melissa Esmero (USC) - 2-6, 6-3, 6-1

Sarah Pestieau (Stanford) def. Bernadette Bayani (USC) - 6-4, 5-7, 6-3

Flight IV Singles
Krissy Hamilton-Heinberg (USC) def. Kristen Auten (Washington) - 6-2, 6-0
Caroline Christian (USC) def. Anna Pearson (Washington) - 6-3, 6-0

Lisa Swierniak (Cal) def. Krissy Hamilton-Heinberg (USC) - 6-3, 6-4
Caroline Christian (USC) def. Sekita Grant (Cal) - 6-4, 2-6, 6-4

Moniek Van de Ven (WSU) def. Caroline Christian (USC) - 6-1, 6-1

Flight I Doubles
Brymer/Peterson (USC) def. Arias/Dybicz (WSU) - 9-7
Bayani/Loyola (USC) - bye

Brymer/Peterson (USC) def. Fisher/Marinova (UCLA) - 8-4
Granville/Lastra (Stanford) def. Bayani/Loyola (USC) - 8-4

Barnikow/Kalvaria (Stanford) def. Brymer/Peterson (USC) - 8-6

Flight II Doubles
Diaz/Esmero (USC) - bye

Diaz/Esmero (USC) def. Coulter/Hoe (Washington) - 8-3

McKenna/Moura (WSU) def. Diaz/Esmero (USC) - 8-6

Flight I Singles Consolation

Anita Loyola (USC) def. Lindsay Blau (Arizona) - 6-4, 6-3

Raquel Kops-Jones (Cal) def. Anita Loyola (USC) - 6-1, 6-1

Flight II Singles Consolation

Lauren Burnikow (Stanford) def. Tiffany Brymer (USC) - 6-2, 6-1

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