Thursday, May 11, 2006

USC Women Look to Capitalize on Depth and Home Court in NCAAs - LA Times

The USC women's tennis team, looking to win its eighth national title but its first since 1985, plays host to one of 16 four-team women's NCAA regionals this weekend.

The third-seeded Trojans (17-3) will meet Army (15-12) in a first-round match at 2 p.m. Friday, preceded by a match between New Mexico (14-8) and Long Beach State (21-4) at 11 a.m...

...Regional winners advance to Stanford, where the men's and women's team championships will be contested for the first time at the same site. Play begins at Taube Tennis Center with the round of 16 for women on May 18...

..."We're very deep, and we all know it. That's the bottom line," said the Trojans' No. 1 player, Lindsey Nelson, a Villa Park High graduate who recovered from a month-long midseason bout with pneumonia to make the semifinals of the Pacific 10 Conference singles championships.

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