Katz/Westby Win Jack Kramer Doubles Championship

    Nov. 6, 2016

    PALOS VERDES, CALIF. - Zoë Katz and Madison Westby ran the table at the Jack Kramer Invitational to claim the doubles championship on Sunday, Nov. 6 in Palos Verdes, Calif.

    After a bye and winning three straight matches with ease, the USC pair took on Northwestern’s Rheeya Doshi and Jillian Rooney in the final where they defeated the Wildcats 6-4, 6-3.

    Two other Trojan duos competed in the doubles action. Angela Kulikov and Gabby Smith made it to the quarterfinals where they fell to Northwestern’s Larner/Or and Sarah Teichner and Kristen Venter lost in the Round of 32 to Northwestern’s Doshi/Rooney.

    In the singles portion of the tournament, Madison Westby, Zoë Katz and Angela Kulikov each earned placement in the Round of 32, but their weekend of competition ended as they fell to their respective opponents.

    For a full list of USC results, please see below.

    The Trojans’ next action will take them to the National Collegiate Tennis Classic in Palm Springs, Calif from Jan. 13 through Jan. 15.

    JACK KRAMER INVITATIONAL (Palos Verdes, Calif.)


    Round of 32
    [4] Katz/Westby (USC) - bye
    Doshi/Rooney (Northwestern) def. Teichner/Venter (USC) - 8-1
    Kulikov/Smith (USC) def. Chinellato/Watanabe (South Carolina/Fresno St.) - 8-5

    Round of 16
    [4] Katz/Westby (USC) def. Berg/Folland (South Carolina) - 8-3
    Kulikov/Smith (USC) def. Dubavets/Majerle (UCSB) - 8-4

    [4] Katz/Westby (USC) def. Lawson/Stloukalova (Fresno St.) - 8-7
    Larner/Or (Northwestern) def. Kulikov/Smith (USC) - 8-5

    [4] Katz/Westby (USC) def. Baker/Yamada (UCSB) - 8-0

    [4] Katz/Westby (USC) def. Doshi/Rooney (Northwestern) - 6-4, 6-3


    Round of 64
    Abigail Watanabe (Fresno St.) def. Kristen Venter (USC) - 4-6, 6-2, 7-6
    [6] Madison Westby (USC) - bye
    [4] Zoë Katz (USC) - bye
    Angela Kulikov (USC) def. Casey Marx (Georgetown) - 6-0, 6-0

    Round of 32
    Lee Or (Northwestern) def. Madison Westby (USC) - 4-6, 6-3, 6-1
    Brooke Rischbieth (Northwestern) def. Zoë Katz (USC) - 6-2, 2-6, 6-2
    Karla Portalatin (CS Fullerton) def. Angela Kulikov (USC) - 4-6, 6-1, 6-4