Women's Tennis
    USC’s Individual Action In Ojai Wraps Up In Pac-12 Semifinal Rounds

    Gabby Smith reached the doubles semifinals and got to the singles invitational semis in Ojai.
    April 23, 2016

    OJAI, CALIF. — USC’s Giuliana Olmos and Gabby Smith saw their Pac-12 singles and doubles campaigns come to a close today after losses in the semifinal round. Olmos was upended in singles by the tournament’s top seed, while she and Smith also took a semifinal loss in the doubles draw. In the invitational singles bracket, Smith also was topped in the semifinal round today at the Pac-12 Championships in Ojai, Calif.

    It was another busy day for both Trojans. The morning opened with Olmos and Smith combining forces in doubles play for a 9 a.m. semifinal bout against ASU’s #22 Osborne/Panoho. Olmos/Smith were the No. 4 seeded pair in the draw, but the Sun Devils were ready for them in their morning matchup, handing the Trojans a 6-2 loss to steal a spot in tomorrow’s doubles title match.

    Soon after that doubles match came to a close, Olmos and Smith parted ways to set up for semifinal singles matches in two different draws. Olmos — the No. 4 seed in the singles championship draw — was up against top-seeded Maegan Manasse of Cal. The #11 Manasse was in fine form against USC’s #24-ranked senior, posting a 6-4, 6-0 win over Olmos to make her move into the singles final.

    Smith, meanwhile, had been working her way through the invitational singles bracket. After gutting her way past two opponents in three sets in the previous two days, Smith went up against a tough Caroline Lampl of Stanford in her semifinal bout. Lampl would post a 6-2, 6-3 win over Smith to wrap the Trojan’s time in Ojai.

     
    The USC women — ranked No. 19 in the nation as a team — now await the NCAA Team Championship bracket announcement, which is set to take place on May 3 at 2 p.m. on ncaa.com

    For complete results and scores from the Pac-12 Championships in Ojai, go to http://pac-12.com/article/2016/04/15/pac-12-tennis-championships-womens-bracket-scores-results

    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
    [1] #11 Maegan Manasse (CAL) def. [4] #24 Giuliana Olmos (USC) - 6-4, 6-0
    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
    #22 Osborne/Panoho (ASU) def. [4] #7 Olmos/Smith (USC) - 6-2

    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
    Caroline Lampl (STAN) def. Gabby Smith (USC) - 6-2, 6-3

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