No. 12 Women's Tennis Defeats William & Mary, 5-2

March 8, 2001

Los Angeles - The 12th-ranked USC women's tennis team won two out of three doubles matches and four out of six singles matches to defeat 18th-ranked William & Mary, 5-2, Thursday afternoon at USC's Marks Tennis Stadium.

With the victory, the Trojans improve to 10-3. The Tribe of William and Mary drop to 5-5.

The match was an intense battle from the start, with USC's tandem of Jewel Peterson and Tiffany Brymer having to win a close tie-breaker to earn the doubles point for the Women of Troy. Singles victories by Brymer and Melissa Esmero then gave the Trojans a 3-1 lead. However, the Tribe's Lindsay Sullivan defeated USC's Bernadette Bayani to narrow the deficit to 3-2 with two singles matches still in progress.

After falling to William and Mary's Delphine Troch, 5-7, in the first set, USC's No. 1 singles player, Jewel Peterson, fought back and defeated Troch, 6-4, 6-4, to secure the victory for the Trojans. Maureen Diaz added a final point for the Women of Troy by holding on to win a grueling three hour duel against the Tribe's Nina Kamp, 6-3, 6-7 (6-8), 6-3.

The Women of Troy's next match is against the University of Miami at noon on Sunday, March 11, at Marks Tennis Stadium.

USC 5, William & Mary 2

Doubles(1) Brymer/Peterson (USC) def. Arthur/Troch (W&M) - 9-8(2) Esmero/Loyola (USC) def. Olsen/Sullivan (W&M) - 8-6(3) Kamp/Partlow (W&M) def. Bayani/Diaz (USC) - 8-4

Singles(1) Jewel Peterson (USC) def. Delphine Troch - 5-7, 6-4, 6-4(2) Jessyca Arthur (W&M) def. Anita Loyola (USC) - 6-3, 6-3(3) Maureen Diaz (USC) def. Nina Kamp (W&M) - 6-3, 6-7 (6-8), 6-3(4) Lindsay Sullivan (W&M) def. Bernadette Bayani (USC) - 1-6, 6-2, 6-3(5) Tiffany Brymer (USC) def. Kari Olsen (W&M) - 6-0, 6-4(6) Melissa Esmero (USC) def. Kelli Partlow (W&M) - 6-2, 6-1

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