Jewel Peterson Advances To NCAA Singles Quarterfinals

May 22, 2002

STANFORD, Calif. - USC women's tennis junior Jewel Peterson advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2002 NCAA Division I Singles Championships by defeating UCLA's Sara Walker, 6-3, 2-6, 6-2, on Wednesday at Stanford's Taube Tennis Center.

The seventh-seeded Peterson will face third-seed Jessica Lehnhoff in the quarterfinals to be played on Thursday, May 23, at 11 a.m. Lehnhoff defeated Alice Pirsu of Pennsylvania, 6-1, 6-2, to advance.

This will be Peterson's second appearance in the NCAA Singles Quarterfinals. As a freshman, Peterson defeated Michelle Dasso of Notre Dame, Julie Ditty of Vanderbilt and Karin Palme of Arizona State in the first three rounds before falling to eventual-champion Lauren Granville of Stanford.

In her first appearance in the individual championships, freshman Luana Magnani defeated William & Mary's Jessica Arthur, 6-1, 6-1, in the opening round, but fell to the Cardinal's eighth-seeded Lauren Kalvaria, 6-3, 6-1, in the second round.

2002 NCAA Women's Tennis Singles Championship
At Stanford, California (Taube Tennis Center)

Tuesday, May 21
First Round (Round of 64)
Luana Magnani (USC) def. Jessica Arthur (William & Mary) - 6-1, 6-1
#7 Jewel Peterson (USC) def. Monica Rincon (Ohio State) - 6-2, 6-4

Second Round (Round of 32)
#8 Lauren Kalvaria (Stanford) def. Luana Magnani (USC) - 6-3, 6-1
#7 Jewel Peterson (USC) def. Janet Bergman (Wake Forest) - 6-4, 7-5

Wednesday, May 22
Round of 16

#7 Jewel Peterson (USC) def. Sara Walker (UCLA) - 6-3, 2-6, 6-2

Thursday, May 23

#7 Jewel Peterson (USC) vs. Jessica Lehnhoff (Flor) - 11 a.m.

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