USC Women's Tennis Defeats Loyola Marymount, 5-2
Lions fall to top-ranked Trojans in close match
Feb. 15, 2002
Los Angeles, CA - The No. 15-ranked USC women's tennis team (4-3) defeated No. 64 Loyola Marymount (2-2), 5-2, Friday (Feb. 15) afternoon at Marks Tennis Stadium.
USC began the match with two doubles victories at the No. 1 and 2 positions to secure the doubles point, but each match was competitive. The Lions managed to garner a win at No. 3 as Julie Hladik and Edit Pakay defeated new doubles pair Maureen Diaz and Melissa Esmero, 8-6
With a 1-0 lead, the USC victory was secured as Jewel Peterson, Luana Magnani and Tiffany Brymer grabbed the next three points. Both Peterson and Brymer did so with comeback efforts, defeating LMU?s Andrea Lord and Hladik in three sets apiece. Magnani easily defeated Penka Fileva at No. 2. Senior Caroline Christian was pushed to a third set at No. 6 but also came away with a 4-6, 6-4, 6-0 win over LMU?s Georgie Dinham for the Trojans? final point.
Loyola Marymount's Pakay and Angelina Zdorovytska posted two points for the Lions by winning each of their matches at the No. 3 and 4 courts.
The Lions return home on Saturday to host the California Golden Bears at 11:00 a.m. on LMU's tennis courts.
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