USC beats the Bruins 6-1 at Marks Stadium to finish undefeated in conference play and carry a 13-match streak into the postseason.
Women of Troy visit the Bruins for their first clash of the year at 1:30 p.m. on Friday.
Trojans grab a road win with a visit to No. 49 San Diego.
Trojans host UC Irvine at 1:30 p.m.at Marks Stadium for 2013 season opener.
USC junior Kaitlyn Christian, currently ranked No. 1 nationally in doubles, is helping her mother, Rose, in the match of her life against breast cancer.
THIS SEASON: Jackie Owens is in her second season at USC... Went 0-2 in singles in the fall.
2011-12: Owens did not compete in her first season at USC after transferring from Pepperdine.
AT PEPPERDINE: Owens played one match in 2011 with the Waves, winning in dual-match singles vs. Hawai'i... Earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "gold" honors.
AT WASHINGTON STATE: Owens finished fall 2010-11 season with a singles record of 2-1 and a doubles mark of 1-2... Was 20-6 in singles play in 2009-10... Won Flight C of the Gonzaga/Eastern Washington Invitational... Reached the semifinals of the Gray Bracket at the Cougar Classic... Had a seven-match win streak during the fall season... Was 4-3 in doubles play while partnered with fellow freshman Cara Brown... Posted a 6-9 overall doubles record.
HIGH SCHOOL: Owens graduated from Lahainaluna High School in 2009... Earned four varsity letters... Played No.1 singles and doubles... Team captain 2007-09... Four-year team MVP... Undefeated in Maui Interscholastic League play and named MIL Player of the Year all four seasons... Sophomore year placed third at state championship and was ranked No.1 in Hawaii USTA section... Junior year placed second at state championship... Senior year placed second at state championship... Named Lahainaluna High's Most Outstanding Athlete of the Year in 2009... Was Hawaii's state winner of the Wendy's High School Heisman Award and finished 2009 ranked No.1 in Hawaii USTA section.
PERSONAL: Jacki Owens was born in Anaheim, Calif.... Daughter of Gregory and Bernadette... Grew up in Lahaina, Hawai'i... Aunt Monica Sharman played tennis at Cal Tech... Favorite pro tennis player is Kim Clijsters... Majoring in communication.