Women's Tennis
    Women Of Troy Wind Up For Saturday Play In San Diego

    Gabby Smith has another busy day of doubles and singles action in San Diego ahead.
    Oct. 17, 2015

    SAN DIEGO, CALIF. -- A rain delay sent the schedule swirling in San Diego at yesterday's second day of action at the ITA Southwest Regional Championships. By the close of the day, however, several Women of Troy emerged in strong positions as they set up for today's (Oct. 17) quarterfinal singles and Round of 16 doubles play.

    In the singles scene, USC's young guns of sophomore Gabby Smith and freshman Jessica Failla have both won three straight singles matches to secure spots in today's (Oct. 17) quarterfinals. They almost had two other Women of Troy by their sides as sophomore Madison Westby and junior Zoë Katz also had Round of 16 dates yesterday, but those two Trojans were edged out to come up short of joining Smith and Failla in today's quarterfinals.

    Smith and Failla will have busy days ahead of them again today thanks to a winning day for both Trojans in doubles yesterday. Smith is paired with freshman Alex Letzt for a morning bout against the top seeds in the doubles Round of 16 today to fight for a quarterfinal spot. So, too, will an all-freshman combination of Failla and Rianna Valdes do battle for a quarterfinal place when the two pair up for a morning Round of 16 matchup today. USC completes its set of doubles duos in action today with No. 2 seeded Katz and Westby paired up for a Round of 16 slot as well after tacking up a solid Round of 32 victory yesterday.

    For complete USC results from the action in San Diego, see below.

    ITA WOMEN’S SOUTHWEST REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS (San Diego, Calif.)

    SINGLES
    First Round - Oct. 15
    Kristen Venter (USC) vs. Kinga Gartner (ARIZ)
    [5] #61 Meredith Xepoleas (USC) - bye
    [4] #59 Gabby Smith (USC) - bye
    [8] #114 Zoë Katz (USC) - bye
    [11] Rianna Valdes (USC) - bye
    [16] Jessica Failla (USC) - bye
    Alex Letzt (USC) vs. Kennedy Davis (SDSU) 
    [2] #36 Madison Westby (USC) - bye

    Round of 64 - Oct. 15
    Kristen Venter (USC) vs.
    Amanda Atansson (UCSB) vs. [5] #61 Meredith Xepoleas (USC) - w/o
    [4] #59 Gabby Smith (USC) def. Stefani Stojic (UCSB) - 6-4, 6-4
    [8] #114 Zoë Katz (USC) def. Kristine Kouyoumija (LMU) - 6-2, 6-3
    [11] Rianna Valdes (USC) def. Maria Deleval (GCU) - 6-0, 6-2
    [16] Jessica Failla (USC) def. Alzbeta Houbova (UH) - 6-4, 6-0
    Camille Deleon (CSF) def. Alex Letzt (USC) - 6-4, 7-6 (3)
    [2] #36 Madison Westby (USC) def. Kristin Wiley (UCLA) - 6-7, 6-4, 6-0

    Round of 32 - Oct. 16
    Kristen Venter (USC) vs.
    [4] #59 Gabby Smith (USC) def. Chloe Pham (UCR) - 6-4, 6-0
    [8] #114 Zoë Katz (USC) def. Kyla Jarrar (UCSB) - 6-2, 6-2
    Dzina Milovanovic (PEP) def. [11] Rianna Valdes (USC) - 6-3, 0-6, 6-2
    [16] Jessica Failla (USC) def. Kristen Poei (CSUN) - 6-2, 6-1
    [2] #36 Madison Westby (USC) def. Christine Maddoz (PEP) - 7-5, 6-3

     
    Round of 16 - Oct. 16
    Kristen Venter (USC) vs.
    [4] #59 Gabby Smith (USC) def. [9] Jessica Perez (LMU) - 6-4, 6-4
    [14] Tamitha Nguyen (SDSU) def. [8] #114 Zoë Katz (USC) - 3-6, 7-5, 6-3
    [16] Jessica Failla (USC) def. [3] Lauren Marker (ARIZ) - 6-1, 4-6, 7-6 (1)
    [10] Luisa Stefani (PEP) def. [2] #36 Madison Westby (USC) - 6-2, 6-1

    Quarterfinals - Oct. 17
    [4] #59 Gabby Smith (USC) vs. [14] Tamitha Nguyen (SDSU) 
    [16] Jessica Failla (USC) vs. Dzina Milovanovic (PEP)

    DOUBLES
    First Round - Oct. 15
    Letzt/Smith (USC) - bye
    [3] Failla/Valdes (USC) - bye
    [2] #30 Katz/Westby (USC) - bye

    Round of 32 - Oct. 16
    Letzt/Smith (USC) def. Chow/Oppinger (USD) - 8-4
    [3] Failla/Valdes (USC) def. Majendie/Rush (USD) - w/o
    [2] #30 Katz/Westby (USC) def. MAkiba/Nuno (CSF) - 8-3

    Round of 16 - Oct. 17
    Letzt/Smith (USC) vs. [1] Cutura/Maddoz (PEP)
    [3] Failla/Valdes (USC) vs. Adler/Atansson (UCSB)
    [2] #30 Katz/Westby (USC) vs. Hso/Poei (CSUN)