Failla and Smith Fall in NCAA Second Round

    May 25, 2017

    ATHENS, Ga.--USC’s Jessica Failla and Gabby Smith wrapped up the 2017 season with losses in the Second Round of the NCAA Singles Championships at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex in Athens, Ga today (May 25).

    In her Second Round match, No. 33 Jessica Failla faced off against No. 18 Sara Daavettila of North Carolina. Daavettila defeated Failla 6-3, 6-2 to move on to the Round of 16. Failla wraps up the season going 23-8 in singles and 46-18 (.719) throughout her two years at Troy.

    After a swift victory in the First Round, No. 25 Gabby Smith was upset in her Second Round match by No. 62 Jessica Livianu of St. John’s 6-1, 6-3. Smith concludes her 2017 season with a 24-10 singles record. During her three years at USC, Smith has tallied a 73-32 (.695) career singles record.

    For complete USC match results, see below.

    2017 NCAA INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONSHIPS (Dan Magill Tennis Complex | Athens, Ga.)

    SINGLES
    First Round - May 24
    #33 Jessica Failla (USC) def. [7] #7 Jasmine Lee (Miss. St) - 6-4, 6-1

    #25 Gabby Smith (USC def. #29 Andi Dikosavljevic (AU) - 6-3, 6-3
     
    Second Round - May 25
    #18 Sara Daavettila (UNC) def. #33 Jessica Failla (USC) - 6-3, 6-2

    #62 Jessica Livianu (St. John's) def. #25 Gabby Smith (USC) - 6-1, 6-3