USC Women Conquer Colorado 7-0

    Photo Credit: Hali Helfgott
    April 8, 2017

    LOS ANGELES--The No. 40 USC women's tennis team came out on top for a second day in a row as they conquered the Colorado Buffaloes 7-0 in today's (April 8) match at Marks Stadium. This win improves the Women of Troy's record to 8-8 overall and 3-4 in Pac-12 conference play.

    It was Senior Day at Marks Stadium, and USC's two seniors Zoë Katz and Ines Guinard were honored with their families before the match began.

    The day kicked off with doubles and the Trojans took to the courts with full force. USC's No. 74 Failla/Valdes were relentless in their pursuit of a win as they quickly beat Colorado's Hule/Ronaldson 6-0. Shortly after, Trojan tandem No. 38 Katz/Smith defeated Buffalo duo Andrinopoulos/Beck 6-1 to claim the doubles point. This was the fourth match in a row that USC has won the doubles point.

    The Trojans entered the singles portion of the competition with a 1-0 advantage. No. 110 Zoë Katz was the first singles player to finish as she took down Colorado's Chloe Hule 6-0, 6-3 on court four. Trojan Rianna Valdes scored the next point for USC on court two as she defeated Buffalo Kyra Wojcik 6-1, 6-2. USC's No. 20 Gabby Smith would secure the victory for Troy when she beat Annabelle Andrinopoulos 6-3, 6-2 to clinch the match.

    Although Smith had solidified USC's win, the remaining matches were played out. On court one, No. 44 Jessica Failla defeated Buffalo Nuria Ormeño Ruiz 6-2, 6-2, and Trojan Madison Westby closed out her match with a win over Colorado's Brigitte Beck 6-2, 6-3. USC's Sydney Van Alphen would have the final word of the day when she beat Ilana Oleynik 6-2, 6-4 on court 6.



    The Trojans will make their way to the desert next weekend as they take on Arizona State on Friday (April 14) at 1:30 p.m. PT and Arizona on Saturday (April 15) at 12 p.m. PT.

    #40 USC 7, Colorado 0
    April 8, 2017 - Marks Stadium (Los Angeles, Calif.)
    (1) #74 Failla/Valdes (USC) def. Hule/Ronaldson (CU) - 6-0
    (2) #38 Katz/Smith (USC) def. Adrinopoulos/Beck (CU) - 6-1
    (3) #61 Kulikov/Westby (USC) vs. Oleynik/Wojcik (CU) - 5-1 susp.
    USC wins doubles point.
    Order of finish: 1, 2
    (1) #44 Jessica Failla (USC) def. Nuria Oremeño Ruiz (CU) - 6-2, 6-2
    (2) #20 Gabby Smith (USC) def. Annabelle Andrinopoulos (CU) - 6-3, 6-2*
    (3) Rianna Valdes (USC) def. Kyra Wojcik (CU) - 6-1, 6-2
    (4) #110 Zoë Katz (USC) def. Chloe Hule (CU) - 6-0, 6-3
    (5) Madison Westby (USC) def. Brigitte Beck (CU) - 6-2, 6-3
    (6) Sydney Van Alphen (USC) def. Ilana Oleynik (CU) - 6-2, 6-4
    Order of finish: 4, 3, 2*, 1, 5, 6