No. 8 UCLA Falls to No. 2 USC, 5-2

March 5, 2003

Results

Los Angeles - The No. 8 UCLA women's tennis team visited No. 2 USC on Wednesday, falling to the Trojans 5-2. Another Bruin made her dual-match debut when Feriel Esseghir teamed with Jackie Carleton to help UCLA take the doubles point. Esseghir became the sixth freshman to play during the dual-match season.

Sara Walker and Laura Gordon defeated USC's Melissa Esmero and Carine Vermeulen 9-7, while Carleton and Esseghir beat USC's Anita Loyola and Luana Magnani 8-5. The Trojans took one doubles match from the Bruins when the 20th-ranked duo of Jewel Peterson and Tiffany Brymer beat Susi Wild and Sarah Gregg 8-6.

But the Trojans took control of the match during singles play. National-No. 4 Peterson beat No. 31 Carleton 7-6(2), 6-3, and No. 32 Magnani took the first set from No. 42 Wild 6-2 before Wild retired with Magnani up 1-0 in the second set.

Gregg claimed UCLA's singles point on the afternoon when No. 96 Maureen Diaz retired during the second set. Diaz had won the first set 7-6, but Gregg was up 1-0 in the second set.

USC took all three matches at the fourth through sixth spots. Loyola beat Gordon 6-4, 6-1 while No. 90 Brymer beat Anya Loncaric 7-5, 6-3, and Vermeulen beat Shilpa Joshi 6-2, 6-3.

UCLA's record falls to 8-5 and 0-1 in Pac-10 play, while USC's rises to 11-1, 1-0 Pac-10. The Bruins will resume on Friday when they visit the Oregon Ducks at 1:30 p.m.


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Sunday, Feb 07
vs. Northwestern
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 1
Saturday, Feb 13
vs. UC Davis
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 0
Saturday, Feb 13
vs. CSUN
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 1
Thursday, Feb 18
vs. Pepperdine
Los Angeles, CA
L, 1 - 6
Saturday, Feb 20
vs. California
Los Angeles, CA
L, 2 - 5
Thursday, Feb 25
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
W, 5 - 2
Saturday, Feb 27
vs. Baylor
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 1
Friday, Mar 04
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 1
Saturday, Mar 05
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
W, 5 - 2
Friday, Mar 11
at California
Berkeley, CA
Rained out.
Saturday, Mar 12
at Stanford
Stanford, CA
L, 1 - 5
Tuesday, Mar 22
vs. Fresno State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 5 - 2
Saturday, Mar 26
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 3
Friday, Apr 01
at Colorado
Boulder, CO
W, 6 - 1
Sunday, Apr 03
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
W, 4 - 2
Friday, Apr 08
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
L, 3 - 4
Sunday, Apr 10
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
W, 5 - 2
Sunday, Apr 17
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
L, 1 - 4
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