Four Trojans Advance to the Quarterfinals In The Women Of Troy's First Day In Ojai

April 21, 2005

Ojai, Calif. - The fifth-ranked USC women's tennis team had four players advance to the Quarterfinals in singles play at the 2005 Pac-10 Championships on Thursday, April 21, in Ojai, Calif. Nicole Leimbach, Lindsey Nelson and Anca Anastasiu advanced to the Quarterfinals in the women's main draw.

Leimbach, ranked ninth nationally, advanced to the Quarterfinals with victories over Monica Wiesener of Cal, 6-1, 6-1, and Sabrina Capannolo of Arizona State, 6-1, 6-0.

No. 14 Nelson joined Leimbach into the Quarterfinals with a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Davina Mendiburu of Oregon and a 6-3, 6-1 victory over Cristina Visico of Cal.

Anastasiu, ranked 79th nationally, followed the ways of her two teammates, advancing with victories over Suzi Babos of California, 2-6, 6-2, 6-3 and Alex McGoodwin of UCLA, 6-3, 6-4.

Carine Vermeulen reached the Quarterfinals in the women's invitational draw with two victories of her own, defeating Monika Kolbovic of Washington, 6-2, 6-3, and Brooke Borisoff of Cal, 6-2, 6-1.

The Pac-10 Tournament continues tomorrow with singles play tomorrow at 12 noon. The first round of doubles will start at 9 a.m. at Libbey Park for the men and the Ojai Athletic Club for the women.

First Round

Women's Singles - Main Draw

Nicole Leimbach (USC) d. Monica Wiesener (CAL), 6-1, 6-1

Lindsey Nelson (USC) d. Davina Mendiburu (ORE), 6-2, 6-1

Anca Anastasiu (USC) d. Suzi Babos (CAL), 2-6, 6-2, 6-3

Dianne Hollands (ARIZ) d. Dianne Matias (USC), 4-6, 7-5, 6-3

Women's Singles - Invitational Draw

Jessica Leitch (ASU) d. Taylynn Snyder (USC), 6-4, 6-2

Carine Vermeulen (USC) d. Monika Kolbovic (WASH), 6-2, 6-3

Tiffany Lee (CAL) d. Erin Everly (USC), 6-0, 6-1

Second Round

Women's Singles - Main Draw

Nicole Leimbach (USC) d. Sabrina Capannolo (ASU), 6-1, 6-0

Lindsey Nelson (USC) d. Cristina Visico (CAL), 6-3, 6-1

Anca Anastasiu (USC) d. Alex McGoodwin (UCLA), 6-3, 6-4

Women's Singles - Invitational Draw

Carine Vermeulen (USC) d. Brooke Borisoff (CAL), 6-2, 6-1

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