NCAA Tennis : UCLA, USC in Semifinals; Stanford Falls

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Georgia's Mikael Pernfors defeated the country's top collegiate tennis player, Dan Goldie, 6-1, 6-1, Sunday as the sixth-seeded Bulldogs upset third-seeded Stanford in the quarterfinals of the NCAA team tennis championships at Athens, Ga.

Pernfors, the defending NCAA singles champion, later teamed with Allen Miller to beat Jim Grabb and John Letts, 6-3, 6-4, in doubles to clinch the 5-3 victory.

Top-seeded UCLA continued defense of its team championship, defeating unseeded Clemson, 5-3.

Clemson won the No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 singles, with Miguel Nido defeating Michael Kures, 5-7, 6-4, 7-5, in the feature match. But the Bruins won the No. 4, No. 5 and No. 6 singles and the No. 1 and No. 3 doubles.

In other quarterfinal contests, No. 4 SMU beat No. 5 Pepperdine, 5-2, and No. 2 USC defeated Texas, 5-1.

USC won five singles matches. Royce Deppe got the only victory for Texas, defeating Jorge Lozano, 6-3, 6-1, at No. 2.

UCLA meets Southern Methodist in today's semifinals, while Georgia plays USC. Individual play starts Wednesday.

At Oklahoma City, USC won the women's NCAA national championship with a 6-3 victory over Miami.

The Trojans won five of the six singles matches to clinch their second team title in three years. The coaches agreed to play out the doubles competition in which Miami posted two victories.

Miami's only singles winner was Ronni Reiss, who beat Caroline Kuhlman at No. 1 singles, 6-1, 6-3.

Cecilia Fernandez, playing No. 3 singles, clinched the victory when she came from behind to defeat Ros Riach, 4-6, 7-5, 6-1.

Other USC singles winners were Mary Norwood, Heliane Steden, Claudia Hernandez and Stephanie Harges.

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