No. 8 USC Women Post Another Sweep, Beat Washington 7-0

March 3, 2007

SEATTLE, WASH. -- The No. 8 USC women's tennis team made its Washington trip a clean sweep by pinning up its second 7-0 decision on the road swing. The Women of Troy topped Washington 7-0 on Saturday afternoon in Seattle, improving to 8-2 overall and 2-0 in Pac-10 competition with the victory.

In similar fashion to yesterday's performance at WSU, USC opened with three strong doubles victories. #31-ranked Trojan pair Judy DeVera / Amanda Fink tacked up an 8-1 win at the No. 2 spot over Wong/Simpson, followed by an 8-2 win at No. 1 by Lindsey Nelson / Julie Smekodub and an 8-5 win by senior-freshman combo Anca Anastasiu / Sarah Fansler at No. 3.

Already perfect at the No. 6 singles position, Julie Smekodub extended that run to a 5-0 mark with a smooth 6-0, 6-0 win over Morgan Ramser to start things off for the Women of Troy. Judy DeVera was next, grabbing a 6-1, 6-1 victory at No. 5 over Allison Rainey, just before #20 Lindsey Nelson solidified the match win for USC with a 6-3, 6-1 decision over Mathilde Cor at the No. 1 singles slot. #12 Sarah Fansler kept up the winning trend with her 6-1, 6-0 victory at No. 2 over Tara Simpson, and then #48 Anca Anastasiu topped Melinda Wong 7-5, 6-1 from her No. 4 position. #89 Amanda Fink wrapped up the sweep for the Trojans by besting Joyce Ardies 6-4, 6-2 at No. 3.

Next up for the Women of Troy is a crosstown face-off against UCLA. That match is set for 1:30 p.m. on Thursday (March 8) at the LA Tennis Center.

#8 USC 7, Washington 0
DOUBLES
(1) Nelson/Smekodub (USC) def. Ardies/Cor (UW) --8-2
(2) #31 DeVera/Fink (USC) def. Wong/Simpson (UW) -- 8-1
(3) Anastasiu/Fansler (USC) def. Ramser/Rainey (UW) -- 8-5
USC wins doubles point.
Order of finish: 2, 1, 3

SINGLES
(1) #20 Lindsey Nelson (USC) def. Mathilde Cor (UW) -- 6-3, 6-1*
(2) #12 Sarah Fansler (USC) def. Tara Simpson (UW) -- 6-1, 6-0
(3) #89 Amanda Fink (USC) def. Joyce Ardies (UW) -- 6-4, 6-2
(4) #48 Anca Anastasiu (USC) def. Melinda Wong (UW) -- 7-5, 6-1
(5) Judy DeVera (USC) def. Allison Rainey (UW) -- 6-1, 6-1
(6) Julie Smekodub (USC) def. Morgan Ramser (UW) -- 6-0, 6-0
Order of finish: 6, 5, 1*, 2, 4, 3

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