Women of Troy Fall 4-3 to California in the Pac-12 Semifinals

    April 28, 2017

    LOS ANGELES--The No. 6 seeded Women of Troy fell 4-3 to the No. 2 seed California in the Semifinals of the Pac-12 Women's Tennis Team Championship on Friday (April 28) in Ojai, Calif. With the loss, the Trojans are now 13-10 overall on the season. 

    Doubles kicked off the afternoon with California's Maegan Manasse/Maya Jansen claiming the first win defeating USC's No. 41 Gabby Smith/Zoe Katz 6-3. The Trojan Jessica Failla/Sydney Van Alphen falling 6-2 to the Golden Bear pair of Stephane Lin/Denise Starr as Cal claimed the doubles point.

    Enterig the singles portion of the competition at a 0-1 deficit, the Trojans finished the six matches with three victories each. Jessica Failla had a 2-6, 6-2, 6-3 victory over Maegan Manasse, Gabby Smith finished off Karla Popovic 6-3, 6-3 and Madison Westby had the Trojan's third win defeating Olivia Hauger 6-2, 6-2. Zoe Katz played a tough match with Denise Starr before taking a 2-6, 6-7 loss.

    California's Maya Jansen beat Angela Kulikov 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 and after a hard fought first game, Sydney Van Alphen lost to Maria Smith 7-6, 6-0.

    The NCAA D1 Tennis Selection Show will air on Tuesday (May 2) at 5:30 p.m. ET. Fans can watch the show here.

    #16 [2] California 4, #27 [6] USC 3
    Pac-12 Team Championships
    April 28, 2017 - Ojai Valley Athletic Club (Ojai, Calif.)
    DOUBLES
    (1) #36 Maegan Manasse/Jansen (CAL) def. #48 Smith/Katz - 6-3
    (2) #80 Kulikov/Westby (USC) vs. Hauger/Popovic (CAL) 5-3 susp. 
    (3) Lin/Starr (CAL) def. Failla/Van Alphen (USC) 6-2
    Order of finish: 3,1


     

     

    SINGLES
    (1) #37 Jessica Failla (USC) def. #38 Maegan Manasse (CAL), 2-6, 6-2, 6-3
    (2) #28 Gabby Smith (USC) def. #13 Karla Popovic (CAL), 6-3, 6-3
    (3) #124 Denise Starr (CAL) def. #122 Zoë Katz (USC), 2-6, 6-7
    (4) Madison Westby (USC) def. Olivia Hauger (CAL), 6-2, 6-2
    (5) Maya Jansen (CAL) def. Angela Kulikov (USC), 6-1, 4-6, 6-4*
    (6) Maria Smith (CAL) def. Sydney Van Alphen (USC), 7-6, 6-0
    Order of Finish: 4, 3, 2, 6, 1, 5*