Women's Tennis
    Women of Troy Fall In Riviera/ITA All-American Main Draw

    Gabby Smith paired with freshman Jessica Failla for an impressive doubles run of five wins in a row to start 2015.
    Oct. 8, 2015

    PACIFIC PALISADES, CALIF. -- The USC women's tennis team's contingent at the Riviera/ITA Women's All-American Championships came up against high seeds in today's opening rounds of main draw action in Pacific Palisades, Calif. After a winning run through prequalifying and qualifying, USC's new doubles pairing of Jessica Failla and Gabby Smith had their five-match win streak stopped by the #15 doubles pair in the nation. Senior Giuliana Olmos, meanwhile, had a top-10 opponent to contend with in the singles draw, and fell in her opening match today as well.

    Ranked #10 in the land herself, Giuliana Olmos pulled a tough first-round matchup in facing Virginia's #8 Danielle Collins top open things up in the main draw's Round of 32. Collins -- seeded No. 7 in the draw -- managed a 6-0, 6-2 win over Olmos, sending the Trojan senior into the consolation bracket.

    In doubles, USC's new pairing of freshman Jessica Failla and Gabby Smith proved powerful. The duo tore its way through the prequalifying and qualifying rounds, earning a bye to start things off before ripping off two wins to advance to qualifying. There, Failla/Smith served up two upsets over ranked opponents and pocketed another win to secure a place in the main draw. The Trojan tandem lined up against UNC's #15 Carter/Kay today in the main draw Round of 32 and saw its 2015 streak come to a close with an 8-1 loss to also move into consolation play.

    In consolation action, Olmos and Failla/Smith fell in their respective first-round consolation matches to wrap their compeition at the event.


     

     

    For complete USC results from prequalifying, qualifying and main draw rounds, see below.

    2015 RIVIERA/ITA WOMEN'S ALL-AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
    Riviera Tennis Club (Pacific Palisades, Calif.)

    MAIN DRAW SINGLES
    Round of 32 - Oct. 8
    [7] #8 Danielle Collins (UVA) def. #10 Giuliana Olmos (USC) - 6-0, 6-2

    MAIN DRAW DOUBLES
    Round of 32 - Oct. 8
    #15 Carter/Kay (UNC) def. Failla/Smith (USC) - 8-1

    MAIN DRAW SINGLES CONSOLATION
    First Round - Oct. 9
    Jasmine Lee (MissSt) def. #10 Giuliana Olmos (USC) - 6-2, 6-3

    MAIN DRAW DOUBLES CONSOLATION
    First Round - Oct. 9
    Chatt/Lipp (NW) def. Failla/Smith (USC) - 8-6

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    QUALIFYING SINGLES
    First Round - Oct. 6
    #36 Madison Westby (USC) def. #72 Caroline Brinson (UGA) - 6-2, 7-5
    #58 Silvia Garcia (UGA) def. Rianna Valdes (USC) - 6-4, 0-6, 4-1 ret.
    Kaitlyn McCarthy (DUKE) def. #59 Gabby Smith (USC) - 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-3
    #33 Denise Starr (CAL) def. #61 Meredith Xepoleas (USC) - 6-2, 6-2

    Second Round - Oct. 6
    Amanda Muliawan (PRINCE) def. #36 Madison Westby (USC) - 4-6, 6-2, 7-52

    QUALIFYING DOUBLES
    First Round - Oct. 6
    #31 Olmos/Valdes (USC) def. Porubin/Schiller (WichSt) - 8-2
    #30 Katz/Westby (USC) def. O'Loughlin/Slattery (DEN) - 8-6
    Failla/Smith (USC) def. #31 Hodge/Ho (RICE) - 8-6

    Second Round - Oct. 7
    #38 Ahmed/Ahmed (FrSt) def. #31 Olmos/Valdes (USC) - 8-4
    #40 Arantekin/Norris (TCU) def. #30 Katz/Westby (USC) - 8-6
    Failla/Smith (USC) def. Danilina/Morgan (FLA) - n/a

    Third Round - Oct. 7
    Failla/Smith (USC) def. #46 Bernard-Feigenbaum/Kapitany (PUR) - 8-6

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    PREQUALIFYING SINGLES
    First Round - Oct. 3
    Jessica Failla (USC) def. Anna Mamalat (TT) - 7-5, 6-2
    Rianna Valdes (USC) def. Andie Dikosavljevic (AUB) - 6-2, 2-6, 6-0
    Zoë Katz (USC) def. Teal Vosburgh (BSU) - 7-5, 6-1

    Second Round - Oct. 3
    Jessica Failla (USC) def. Yuriko Lily Miyazaki (OKLA) - 1-6, 6-3, 6-4
    Rianna Valdes (USC) def. Asiya Dair (BC) - 3-6, 6-4, 7-5
    Zoë Katz (USC) def. Elena Cerezo-Codina (VT) - 3-6, 6-3, 7-5

    Third Round - Oct. 4
    Gabriela Talaba (TT) def. Jessica Failla (USC) - 6-4, 3-6, 6-2
    Rianna Valdes (USC) def. Marie Norris (TCU) - 6-3, 6-4
    Kelsey Laurente (OKST) def. Zoë Katz (USC) - 6-3, 6-3

    PREQUALIFYING DOUBLES
    First Round - Oct. 3
    Failla/Smith (USC) - Bye
    Herb/Horakova (LouMon) def. Letzt/Xepoleas (USC) - 8-7 (6)

    Second Round - Oct. 4
    Failla/Smith (USC) def. Boone/Casati (ILL) - 8-5

    Third Round - Oct. 4
    Failla/Smith (USC) def. Pletcher/Turley (UTAH) - 8-2