Nicole Leimbach Advances To The Semifinals In Both Singles and Doubles Play At The Pac-10 Championships

April 22, 2005

Ojai, Calif. - USC's Nicole Leimbach advanced to the semifinals in singles play and teamed up with Dianne Matias to move on to the semifinals in doubles play on Friday, April 22, at the 2005 Pac-10 Championships in Ojai, Calif. Carine Vermeulen also took the next step into the semifinals of the women's singles invitational.

Leimbach, ranked ninth nationally, advanced to the semifinals with a victory over Whitney Deason of Stanford who withdrew due to an injury. Matias and Leimbach then teamed up to beat Cal's Suzi Babos and Stephanie Kusano, 8-3, in the first round and Oregon's Dominika Dieskova and Daria Panova, 8-6, in the quarterfinals.

Vermeulen took care of Rebecca Rankin of Arizona State, 6-2, 6-2, to reach the semifinals of the singles invitational. Vermeulen and Lindsey Nelson, ranked 42nd nationally in doubles, advanced in their first round match, 8-3, over Oregon's Anna Leksinska and Jaime Marshall before falling to Alice Barnes and Anne Yelsey, 8-3, in the quarterfinals.

Nelson, who is ranked 14th nationally and had reached the quarterfinals in the singles main draw, fell to Stanford's Barnes, 6-2, 6-3.

Anca Anastasiu, ranked 79th nationally, also lost in the quarter finals of the singles main draw to Stanford's Yelsey, 6-1, 2-6, 6-4.

The Pac-10 Tournament continues tomorrow with singles play at 9 a.m. tomorrow at Libbey Park for both themen and the women. Doubles matches are slated for a 2 p.m.


Quarterfinals -- Friday, April 22, 2005

Women's Singles - Main Draw

Nicole Leimbach (USC) d. Whitney Deason (STAN), Wd (inj)

Anne Yelsey (STAN) d. Anca Anastasiu (USC) , 6-1, 2-6, 6-4

Alice Barnes (STAN) d. Lindsey Nelson (USC), 6-2, 6-3

Women's Singles - Invitational Draw

Carine Vermeulen (USC) d. Rebecca Rankin (ASU), 6-2, 6-2


First Round -- Friday, April 22, 2005

Women's Doubles - Main Draw

Leimbach/Matias (USC) d. Babos/Kusano (CAL), 8-3

Nelson/Vermeulen (USC) d. Leksinska/Marshall (ORE), 8-3

Women's Doubles - Invitational Draw

Lin/Lumpkin (UCLA) d. Everly/Snyder (USC), 8-1

Quarterfinals -- Friday, April 22, 2005

Women's Doubles - Main Draw

Leimbach/Matias (USC) d. Dieskova/Panova (ORE), 8-6

Barnes/Yelsey (STAN) d. Nelson/Vermeulen (USC), 8-3

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