Women's Tennis
    USC Women Win In Spring Action

    Jan. 18, 2009

    The USC women's tennis team wrapped up some spring tournament play today, competing in Palm Springs and in Las Vegas. At the Freeman Memorial in Las Vegas, USC sophomore pair Cristala Andrews / Leyla Entekhabi won the championship in the Flight Two doubles action.

    Also at the Freeman Memorial, USC had two Trojans vying for singles titles. Junior Sarah Fansler was in the Flight One singles final, taking a three-set loss to the tournament's No. 5 seed Irina Falconi of Georgia Tech. And in the Flight Two singles final, sophomore Lyndsay Kinstler was also edged out in a tight three-setter by Fresno State's Tinesta Rowe.

    Meanwhile, in Palm Springs at the National Collegiate Tennis Classic, top-seeded doubles duo Amanda Fink / Gabriela Niculescu reached the doubles semifinals but fell 8-5 to UCLA's Remynse/Schnack.

    The USC women's dual match season comes up quickly with the first matches at Marks Stadium this week. The Women of Troy host UC Irvine at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday (Jan. 21) and then play Long Beach State at 1:30 p.m. on Friday (Jan. 23).

    Complete USC results from both spring tournaments are below:

    2009 FREEMAN MEMORIAL TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS
    Fertitta Tennis Complex, Las Vegas, NV

    FLIGHT ONE SINGLES
    ROUND ONE (Jan. 16)
    (5) Irina Falconi (GT) def. Leyla Entekhabi (USC) - 6-2, 6-1
    Sarah Fansler (USC) def. Shinann Featherson (UNC) - 6-1, 6-4

    ROUND OF 16 (Jan. 16)
    Sarah Fansler (USC) def. (6) Anastasia Petukhova (FS) - 6-3, 6-1

     

     

    QUARTERFINALS (Jan. 17)
    Sarah Fansler (USC) def. Micaela Hein (ASU) - 6-3, 3-6, 6-1

    SEMIFINALS (Jan. 17)
    (5) Irina Falconi (GT) def. (3) Melanie Gloria (FS) - 6-1, 6-2
    Sarah Fansler (USC) def. (2) Amanda McDowell (GT) - 3-6, 7-5, 6-1

    CHAMPIONSHIP (Jan. 18)
    (5) Irina Falconi (GT) def. Sarah Fansler (USC) - 6-3, 6-7, 6-3

    CONSOLATION
    FIRST ROUND (Jan. 16)
    Carolyn McVeigh (STAN) def. Leyla Entekhabi (USC) - 6-3, 6-1

    FLIGHT TWO SINGLES
    ROUND ONE (Jan. 16)
    Lyndsay Kinstler (USC) def. Rumyana Terzieva (UNLV) - 6-3, 6-1
    Cristala Andrews (USC) def. Ana Victoria Lind (UCLA) - 6-3, 6-0

    QUARTERFINALS (Jan. 17)
    Lyndsay Kinstler (USC) def. Laura Pola (FS) - 6-3, 6-4
    Cristala Andrews (USC) def. Katy Williams (UNLV) - 6-1, 6-4

    SEMIFINALS (Jan. 17)
    Lyndsay Kinstler (USC) def. Anna Maskaljun (UNLV) - 6-1, 7-5
    Tinesta Rowe (FS) def. Cristala Andrews (USC) - 6-2, 6-2

    CHAMPIONSHIP (Jan. 18)
    Tinesta Rowe (FresSt) def. Lyndsay Kinstler (USC) - 6-2, 3-6, 7-6

    FLIGHT ONE DOUBLES
    ROUND ONE (Jan. 16)
    Fansler/Kinstler (USC) def. Gloria/Rowe (FS) - 8-6

    QUARTERFINALS (Jan. 17)
    (4) Tsang/ Featherston (UNC) def. Fansler/ Kinstler (USC) - 8-3

    FLIGHT TWO DOUBLES
    ROUND ONE (Jan. 16)
    Entekhabi/ Andrews (USC) - BYE

    SEMIFINALS (Jan. 17)
    Entekhabi/Andrews (USC) def. Dimitrova/ Hidvegi (UNLV) - 8-6

    CHAMPIONSHIP (Jan. 18)
    Entekhabi/Andrews (USC) def. Maskalfun/Razina (UNLV) - 8-5

    National Collegiate Tennis Classic
    Palm Springs, Calif.

    SINGLES
    First Round - Jan. 16
    (7) Alison Ramos (USC) def. Siobhan Cavan (ORE) - 7-6 (2), 6-0
    (3) Maria Sanchez (USC) - bye
    Gabriela Niculescu (USC) def. Stephanie Wetmore (UCLA) - w/d
    (2) Amanda Fink (USC) - bye

    Round of 16 - Jan. 16
    Yasmin Schnack (UCLA) def. Alison Ramos (USC) - 6-4, 6-0
    (3) Maria Sanchez (USC) def. Jordan Dockendorf (UCLA) - 6-4, 6-3
    Gabriela Niculescu (USC) def. (5) Christy Striplin (GaTech) - 6-3, 6-4
    (2) Amanda Fink (USC) def. Jen Yen (STAN) - 6-2, 6-4

    Quarterfinals - Jan. 17
    (3) Maria Sanchez (USC) def. (6) Andrea Remynse (UCLA) - 6-1, 6-1
    (4) Hilary Barte (STAN) def. Gabriela Niculescu (USC) - 6-1, 4-6, 6-2
    (8) Noelle Hickey (GaTech) def. (2) Amanda Fink (USC) - 6-4, 4-6, 6-3

    Semifinals - Jan. 17
    (1) Maria Mosolova (NW) def. (3) Maria Sanchez (USC) - 6-2, 4-6, 6-4

    Consolation
    Alison Ramos (USC) def. Lauren Lui (NW) - 6-1, 6-4
    Christy Striplin (GA Tech) def. Amanda Fink (USC) - 6-3, 6-3

    Additional
    Gabriela Niculescu (USC) def. Zuzana Chmelarova (Baylor) - 6-2, 6-1

    DOUBLES
    First Round - Jan. 16
    (1) Fink/Niculescu (USC) - bye
    (4) Ramos/Sanchez (USC) def. Chmelarova/Filipak (Baylor) - w/d

    Quarterfinals - Jan. 16 & 17
    (1) Fink/Niculescu (USC) def. Hickey/Striplin (GaTech) - 8-4
    Remynse/Schnack (UCLA) def. (4) Ramos/Sanchez (USC) - 8-1

    Semifinals - Jan. 18
    Remynse/Schnack (UCLA) def. (1) Fink/Niculescu (USC) - 8-5