Women's Tennis
    Katz/Smith Fall In Quarterfinals Of ITA/Riviera All-American Main Draw

    Oct. 10, 2016

    PACIFIC PALISADES, CALIF. - The USC women's tennis team took to the Riviera Tennis Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif. where they competed at the ITA/Riviera Women's All-American Championships throughout the course of this past week. The No. 33 Trojan duo of Zoë Katz/Gabby Smith made an impressive showing in the tournament as they defeated some of the top teams in the nation to earn a place in the quarterfinals.

    Katz/Smith powered through their three qualifying rounds to secure placement in the main draw bracket. After winning their opening two matches against the No. 23 and No. 7 pairs in the country, they drew a tough opponent versus No. 2 Florida's Austin/Keegan in the quarterfinals. Katz/Smith put up a tough fight, but ultimately fell to the Gators in an extremely close match 8-7(3).

    In singles action, No. 88 Madison Westby blasted through her three prequalifying rounds with ease and won her first match of the qualifying rounds. In the second qualifying round, Westby pulled a tough matchup against Florida's #43 Anna Danilina, and was forced to retire due to a shoulder injury in the second set (6-1, 1-0 ret.).

    Zoë Katz, No. 97 Jessica Failla, Angela Kulikov and No. 93 Gabby Smith all fell in in their respective prequalifying matches to wrap up their competition at the tournament.

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

    2016 ITA/RIVIERA WOMEN'S ALL-AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
    Riviera Tennis Club (Pacific Palisades, Calif.)

    MAIN DRAW DOUBLE
    Round of 32 - Oct. 6
    #33 Katz/Smith (USC) def. #23 Pletcher/Turley (Utah) - 8-3

    Round of 16 - Oct. 6
    #33 Katz/Smith (USC) def. [6] #7 Cline/Berg (South Carolina) - 8-4

    Quarterfinal - Oct. 7
    [2] #2 Austin/Keegan (Florida) def. #33 Katz/Smith (USC) - 8-7(3)

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    QUALIFYING SINGLES

    First Round - Oct. 4
    #88 Madison Westby (USC) def. #68 Anna Sanford (Ohio State) - 4-6, 6-4, 6-4

    Second Round - Oct. 4
    #43 Anna Danilina (Florida) def. #88 Madison Westby - 6-1, 1-0 ret. (inj.)

    QUALIFYING DOUBLES
    First Round - Oct. 4
    [7] #33 Katz/Smith (USC) def. #40 Bhat/LeBlanc (New Mexico) - 8-2

    Second Round - Oct. 5
    [7] #33 Katz/Smith (USC) def. #55 McCarthy/Scholl (Duke) - 8-3

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    PREQUALIFYING SINGLES
    First Round - Oct. 1
    #97 Jessica Failla (USC) def. [11] Eleni Christofi (Georgia) - 1-6, 7-5, 6-4
    [5] #88 Madison Westby (USC) def. #107 Abigail Owens (LSU) - 6-1, 6-0
    Zoë Katz (USC) def. Janet Koch (Kansas) - 6-4, 6-4
    [13] Angela Kulikov (USC) def. Alyssa Tobita (Oregon) - 6-4, 6-7(5), 6-3
    [6] #89 Josie Kuhlman (Florida) def. #93 Gabby Smith (USC) - 6-4, 7-6(6)

    Second Round - Oct. 1
    Ryann Foster (LSU) def. #97 Jessica Failla (USC) - 6-1, 6-2
    #88 Madison Westby (USC) def. Jean Runglerdkriangkrai (Pepperdine) - 5-0 ret. (inj.)
    Zoë Katz (USC) def. Natalia Vlasova (Old Dominion) - 6-1, 3-6, 6-1
    Maureen Slattery (Denver) def. Angela Kulikov (USC) - 7-6(9), 7-6(4)

    Third Round - Oct. 2
    #88 Madison Westby (USC) def. Guilia Guidetti (Wichita State) - 6-3, 7-6(5)
    [14] Ashley Lahey (Pepperdine) def. Zoë Katz (USC) - 6-2, 6-1

    PREQUALIFYING DOUBLES
    First Round - Oct. 1
    Failla/Valdes (USC) def. Bykova/Noble (Fresno State) - 8-2
    Kulikov/Westby (USC) def. Bashota/Rivas (TCU) - 8-5

    Second Round - Oct. 2
    Failla/Valdes (USC) def. Novakovic.Botusharova (Old Dominion) - 8-3
    Navarro/Leduc (Clemson) def. Kulikov/Westby (USC) - 8-5

    Third Round - Oct. 2
    Pierson/Bhosale (Texas A&M) def. Failla/Valdes (USC) - 8-5