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.
#16  California 4, #27  USC 3