Tracy Lindquist Represents U.S. at World University Games

June 21, 2004

Songkhla Province, Thailand -- Former USC volleyball standout setter Tracy Lindquist advanced to the championship bracket of the 2004 FISU World University Beach Volleyball Championship, playing with long-time partner Chrissie Zartman of UCLA. The pair eventually earned a fourth-place finish at the five-day event held in Songkhla Province, Thailand.

Representing the United States, Lindquist and Zartman were attempting to reclaim the title. The pair won the inaugural tournament in 2002.

Lindquist/Zartman opened tournament play on June 16 with a 21-15, 19-21, 15-9 defeat of the German team in a rematch of the 2002 Gold Medal match. Despite foul weather that included thunderstorms and heavy rains, Lindquist/Zartman went on to sweep the France 2 team of Etienne and Giaoui by scores of 21-18 and 21-15.

Thursday's action saw the American pair lose a close match to the China 2 team of Gao and Li with a score of 17-21, 21-12, 12-15 to conclude pool play.

With a 2-1 record in pool play, Lindquist/Zartman earned the top seed in their pool and the third overall seed in the championship elimination bracket.

In Friday's quarterfinal, they fell to Czechoslovakia, 2-0, then defeated France 2 in a rematch, 2-1.

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