Women's Tennis
    USC Doubles Pair Wins West Regional Title

    Oct. 21, 2007

    SAN DIEGO, CALIF. - The USC women's tennis team can claim another successful run at the ITA West Regionals following a championship effort by Trojan doubles pair Amanda Fink / Gabriela Niculescu. The junior and sophomore combined forces for a winning effort at the tournament, powering through doubles action to finally post a tight 9-7 win over Arizona State duo Nadia and Laila Abdala in the title match on Sunday.

    To get to the final, Fink/Niculescu had to get past No. 2 seeded Gantcheva-Nedeltcheva of UNLV in the semifinals. The Women of Troy took care of the UNLV pair 8-4, punching their ticket to the final.

    It was a busy day for Fink, who was also in the singles semifinals against Nadia Abdala. The ASU player managed to top Fink in the semis with a 6-3, 6-4 decision. As a freshman in 2005, Fink won the ITA West Regional singles title.

    On the consolation side of things, USC freshman Leyla Entekhabi won out with a run of five victories including two matches against her fellow USC freshmen. In the quarterfinals, Entekhabi took on Cristala Andrews 6-1, 6-4. Then in the semifinals, Entekhabi crossed paths with Maria Sanchez, whom Entekhabi posted a 6-4, 6-4 victory over in the semis to move on.

    SINGLES
    THURS, OCT. 18
    First Round
    Sarah Fansler (USC) - bye
    Maria Sanchez (USC) def. Emmanuelle Tabatruong (LBSU) - 6-4, 6-0
    Gabriela Niculescu (USC) - bye
    Cristala Andrews (USC) def. Stephanie Wetmore (UCLA) - 6-3, 6-3
    Leyla Entekhabi (USC) def. Inna Agababian (UCI) - 6-3, 5-7, 7-3
    Amber Harper (USC) - bye
    Amanda Fink (USC) - bye
    Lyndsay Kinstler (USC) - bye
    

    Second Round Sarah Fansler (USC) def. Tina Razloznik (LMU) - 6-1, 6-0 Yasmin Schnack (UCLA) def. Maria Sanchez (USC) - 6-1, 6-4 Gabriela Niculescu (USC) def. Deborah Armstrong (LBSU) - 6-1, 6-1 Sylvia Kosakowski (PEP) def. Cristala Andrews (USC) - 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 Anamika Bhargava (PEP) def. Leyla Entekhabi (USC) - 6-1, 6-4 Nadia Abdala (ASU) def. Amber Harper (USC) - 6-1, 6-3 Amanda Fink (USC) def. Jill Damion (UCSB) - 6-0, 6-4 Lyndsay Kinstler (USC) def. Kankey Koichumanova (CSUN) - 3-6, 6-2, 6-4

    FRI., OCT 19 Third Round Samantha Mouly (USD) def. Sarah Fansler (USC) - 6-4, 7-5 Tracy Lin (UCLA) def. Gabriela Niculescu (USC) - 6-4, 6-4 Amanda Fink (USC) def. AnaVictoria Lind (UCLA) - 6-1, 7-6 (2) Lyndsay Kinstler (USC) def. Eliska Krausova (SDSU) - 7-5, 6-3

    SAT., OCT. 20 Round of 16 Amanda Fink (USC) def. Danielle Steinberg (ARIZ) - 6-1, 6-2 Riza Zalameda (UCLA) def. Lyndsay Kinstler (USC) - 6-0, 6-4

    Quarterfinals Amanda Fink (USC) def. Riza Zalameda (UCLA) - w/o

    Semifinals Nadia Abdala (ASU) def. Amanda Fink (USC) - 6-3, 6-4

    DOUBLES THURS., OCT. 18 First Round Fansler/Andrews (USC) - bye Fink/Niculescu (USC) - bye Entekhabi/Kinstler (USC) - bye

    Second Round Fansler/Andrews (USC) def. Oki/Corpuz (UCR) - 8-2 Fink/Niculescu (USC) def. Tanner/Mesterova (LMU) - 8-4 Grady/Bengson (LBSU) def. Entekhabi/Kinstler (USC) - 8-3

    SAT., OCT. 20 Round of 16 Joelson/McGoodwin (UCLA) def. Fansler/Andrews (USC) - 8-6 Fink/Niculescu (USC) def. Cadua/Trunk (SDSU) - 8-0

    Quarterfinals Fink/Niculescu (USC) def. Bhargava/Bandere (PEP) - 8-2

    SUN., OCT. 21 Semifinals Fink/Niculescu (USC) vs. Gantcheva/Nedelcheva (UNLV) - 8-4

    Final Fink/Niculescu (USC) def. Abdala/Abdala (ASU) - 9-7

    CONSOLATION SINGLES FRI., OCT. 19 First Round Leyla Entekhabi (USC) def. Hiduegl (UNLV) - 6-1, 6-1 Maria Sanchez (USC) def. Litchfield (CSF) - 6-0, 6-0 Cristala Andrews (USC) def. Kausen (UCSB) - 6-3, 6-1 Amber Harper (USC) def. Onaga (UCSB) - 2-6, 7-6 (6), 10-5

    Second Round Leyla Entekhabi (USC) def. Heckel (LMU) - 6-3, 6-4 Maria Sanchez (USC) def. Bandere (PEP) - 6-0, 6-4 Cristala Andrews (USC) def. Nielsen (SDSU) - 6-1, 6-2 Williams (UNLV) def. Amber Harper (USC) - 6-0, 6-1

    SAT., OCT. 20 Third Round Leyla Entekhabi (USC) def. Wetmore (UCLA) - 6-1, 6-3 Maria Sanchez (USC) def. Tabatruong (LBSU) - 6-2, 6-0 Cristala Andrews (USC) def. Bengson (LBSU) - 4-6, 6-2, 11-9

    Quarterfinals Leyla Entekhabi (USC) def. Cristala Andrews (USC) - 6-1, 6-4 Maria Sanchez (USC) def. Bagshaw (SDSU) - 0-6, 6-2, 10-6

    SUN., OCT. 21 Semifinals Leyla Entekhabi (USC) def. Maria Sanchez (USC) - 6-4, 6-4