USC Women Secure 6-1 Victory At Colorado

    Madison Westby helped clinch the first point in doubles and then clinched the match with her singles victory.
    April 3, 2016

    BOULDER, COLO. -- The No. 27 USC women's tennis team stayed in winning mode on its Pac-12 road trip in pinning up a 6-1 victory over host Colorado. The win keeps the Trojans riding a solid sin streak, which is now up to seven in a row. Against the Buffs in Boulder, USC drummed up the doubles point before stringing together a set of three straight singles wins to secure the victory, clinched by Madison Westby's win on court three. The Women of Troy improve to 10-4 overall and are up to a 5-0 record in Pac-12 play.

    USC's path to victory was paved first by a powerful performance in doubles. Freshmen Jessica Failla and Rianna Valdes ripped off a 6-0 sweep on court two to start things off, and then Madison Westby and Zoë Katz punched the first point up on the board for the Trojans with their 6-2 win at the No. 1 spot. 

    The momentum built in doubles carried the Trojans right on into singles action. On court four, #95 Jessica Failla whipped up a 6-2, 6-2 win over Colorado's Alex Aiello to make it a 2-0 USC advantage. Up on court two, junior Zoë Katz looked right at home as she served up a 6-4, 6-1 win over Colorado's Jeannez Daniel to put her team in position for victory. On court three, #123 Madison Westby answered the call and clinched victory for the Trojans with her 6-1, 7-5 win over Andrinopoulos. With that 4-0 advantage locked in, #106 Rianna Valdes retired from her match on court five against Colorado's Kyra Wojcik. Values had won the first set in a tiebreaker before retiring with the second set locked a 2-2 to surrender a point to the Buffs. Finishing out the match on a winning note were USC's #22 Giuliana Olmos and freshman Kristen Venter. Olmos held court at the No. 1 spot and posted a 7-6 (4), 6-2 win over Colorado's #74 Nuria Ormeno Ruiz to make it 5-1, and then Venter scored her first dual-match win of her young Trojan career with a 7-6 (4), 2-6, 1-0 (10-7) victory over Brigitte Beck to wrap up a 6-1 decision for the Women of Troy.

    USC now returns to Los Angeles for a pair of Pac-12 matches at Marks Stadium next week. The Trojans will host Arizona in a Pac-12 Networks televised match on Friday (April 8), starting at 2 p.m. On Saturday (April 9), USC takes on Arizona State at 12 p.m.

    #27 USC 6, Colorado 1
    April 3, 2016 - Boulder, Colo.
    (1) #71 Westby/Katz (USC) def. Daniel/Ormeno Ruiz (COLO) - 6-2
    (2) Failla/Valdes (USC) def. Andrinopoulos/Wojcik (COLO) - 6-0
    (3) Aiello/Beck (COLO) vs. Olmos/Venter (USC) - 5-5 susp.
    USC wins doubles point.
    Order of finish: 2, 1
    (1) #22 Giuliana Olmos (USC) def. #74 Nuria Ormeno Ruiz (COLO) - 7-6 (4), 6-2
    (2) Zoë Katz (USC) def. Jeannez Daniel (COLO) - 6-4, 6-1
    (3) #123 Madison Westby (USC) def. A. Andrinopoulos (COLO) - 6-1, 7-5*
    (4) #95 Jessica Failla (USC) def. Alex Aiello (COLO) - 6-2, 6-2
    (5) Kyra Wojcik (COLO) def. #106 Rianna Valdes (USC) - 6-7 (1), 2-2, ret.
    (6) Kristen Venter (USC) def. Brigitte Beck (COLO) - 7-6 (4), 2-6, 1-0 (10-7)
    Order of finish: 4, 2, 3*, 5, 1, 6