Peterson Starts Day With Win, Ends With Loss

May 23, 2001

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. - After advancing with a win Wednesday morning, sophomore Jewel Peterson ended the day with a loss in the third round of the NCAA Women's Singles Championship at the Lincoln Tennis Center.

Peterson defeated Northwestern's Colleen Cheng 7-5, 6-1 in second-round action. The match marked the third meeting for the pair this season. Cheng defeated Peterson, 6-4, 6-4 at the ITA National Team Indoor Championships in February. Peterson took the next match in straight sets, 6-2, 6-3, when the two met again in the NCAA Team Tournament Round of 16.

The Trojans' 28th-ranked sophomore ended her season in the NCAA Third Round by falling to Arizona State's Adria Engel 7-6, 5-7, 6-3.

Peterson posted a 30-13 overall singles record this season.

2001 NCAA Women's Singles Championships
Lincoln Tennis Center - Stone Mountain, Ga.

First Round
Jewel Peterson (USC) def. Dee Dee Herring (SMU) - 6-2, 3-6, 6-2

Second Round
Jewel Peterson (USC) def. Colleen Cheng (NU) - 7-5, 6-1

Third Round
Adria Engel (ASU) def. Jewel Peterson (USC) - 7-6, 5-7, 6-3

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