Women's Tennis
    Pac-12 Semifinal Spots For Olmos and Smith

    Giuliana Olmos and Gabby Smith have semifinal action set for Ojai on Saturday.
    April 22, 2016

    OJAI, CALIF. — USC’s power pack of Giuliana Olmos and Gabby Smith had a winning day on the doubles and singles courts today in Ojai. Olmos has shoved her way through to the Pac-12 Singles semifinals in the championship draw and also has a spot in the Pac-12 Doubles semifinals alongside Smith on tap for tomorrow’s action. Smith, meanwhile, has worked her way through the singles invitational bracket to take a place in the semis in that draw.

    After notching two wins in yesterday’s opening rounds of singles, #24 Olmos went into cruise control in her quarterfinal bout today against ASU’s Ebony Panoho. The No. 4 seeded senior pinned up a 6-1, 6-2 win over Panoho to register herself a spot in tomorrow’s semifinals against top-seeded Maegan Manasse of Cal.

    In the doubles draw, Olmos and Smith combined forces as the No. 4 seeded pair in the mix. The #7 Olmos/Smith opened the doubles day with a tough 7-6 (4) win over Washington’s Douglas-Miron/Hance. With that stressful match out of the way, the Trojan duo was able to relax and went on to pin up a 6-1 win over WSU’s Huynh/Matejevic in the quarterfinals. Olmos/Smith will now face ASU’s #22 Osborne/Panoho tomorrow in the doubles semifinals. USC also had #80 Zoë Katz and Madison Westby paired up in the doubles championship bracket. They, too, would wind up in a first-round tiebreaker but found themselves on the losing end of a 7-6 (5) decision to Stanford’s Lord/Zhao to end their run in the main draw.

     
    Meanwhile, Gabby Smith was also going strong in the singles invitational draw. The sophomore gutted out another three-setter as she tacked up a  6-1, 5-7, 6-1 win over ASU’s Gussie O’Sullivan in today’s quarterfinals to maven through to tomorrow’s semis. Smith will face Stanford’s Caroline Lampl tomorrow morning to continue her singles stretch. 

    2016 Pac-12 Championships (Ojai, Calif.)

    SINGLES - CHAMPIONSHIP DRAW
    Round of 32 - April 21
    [1] #11 Maegan Manasse (CAL) def. #116 Madison Westby (USC) - 6-2, 6-4
    [4] #24 Giuliana Olmos (USC) def. Alyssa Tobita (ORE) - 6-2, 6-0
    Zoë Katz (USC) def. #76 Lynn Chi (CAL) - 6-1, 6-3

    Round of 16 - April 21
    [4] #24 Giuliana Olmos (USC) def. Kyle McPhillips (UCLA) - 6-4, 6-4
     #93 Krista Hardebeck (STAN) def. Zoë Katz (USC) - 7-5, 7-5

    Quarterfinals - April 22
    [4] #24 Giuliana Olmos (USC) def. Ebony Panoho (ASU) - 6-1, 6-2

    Semifinals - April 23
    [4] #24 Giuliana Olmos (USC) vs. [1] #11 Maegan Manasse (CAL) - 10:30 a.m.

    DOUBLES - CHAMPIONSHIP DRAW
    Round of 16 - April 22
    [4] #7 Olmos/Smith (USC) def. Douglas-Miron/Hance (WASH) - 7-6 (4)
    Lord/Zhao (STAN) def. #80 Katz/Westby (USC) - 7-6 (5)

    Quarterfinals - April 22
    [4] #7 Olmos/Smith (USC) def. Huynh/Matejevic (WSU) - 6-1

    Semifinals - April 23
    [4] #7 Olmos/Smith (USC) vs. #22 Osborne/Panoho (ASU) - 9 a.m.

    SINGLES - INVITATIONAL DRAW
    Round of 32 - April 21
    Maia Magill (UCLA) def. Kristen Venter (USC) - 6-3, 6-1
    Gabby Smith (USC) def. Kimberly Yee (STAN) - 4-6, 6-0, 6-1
    Jessica Failla (USC) def. Maria Smith (STAN) - 6-2, 6-1
    Alexandra Aiello (COLO) def. Paige Keating (USC) - 6-2, 6-2

    Round of 16 - April 21
    Gabby Smith (USC) def. Kyra Wojcik (COLO) - 7-5, 6-2
    Jessica Failla (USC) def. Samantha Czarniak (ARIZ) - 6-2, 7-6 (2)

    Quarterfinals - April 22
    Gabby Smith (USC) def. Gussie O’Sullivan (ASU) - 6-1, 5-7, 6-1
    Melissa Lord (STAN) def. Jessica Failla (USC) - 6-2, 6-3

    Semifinals - April 23
    Gabby Smith (USC) vs. Caroline Lampl (STAN) - 10:30 a.m.

    DOUBLES - INVITATIONAL DRAW
    Round of 16 - April 22
    Magill/Wiley (UCLA) def. Keating/Venter (USC) - 6-3