Giuliana Olmos & Gabby Smith Earn Places In NCAA Individual Action|
May 4, 2016
USC women's tennis will have a pair of Women of Troy in line for NCAA individual titles later this month. Senior Giuliana Olmos has secured a place in the 2016 NCAA Singles draw and also enjoys a 5-8 seeding in doubles alongside her power partner Gabby Smith. The high seed for the Trojan duo will earn Olmos and Smith a set of ITA All-American honors in doubles. The two Trojans will settle into the courts at the Case Tennis Center in Tulsa, Okla., later this month for the NCAA Individual Championships running May 25-30.
For USC's lone senior Giuliana Olmos, this will be her third appearance in the NCAA Singles bracket. She's looking to break through the Round of 32 barrier that she hit in 2014 and 2015. A 2015 ITA All-American in singles as a 9-16 seed that season, Olmos has pieced together an impressive senior season with the Women of Troy. Freshly inked for the second time on the All-Pac-12 First Team, Olmos holds a 19-11 overall singles record and is currently ranked #26 in the nation.
Olmos and sophomore Gabby Smith have cultivated a powerful pairing this season, now ranked as the #4 doubles team in the land. This year's NCAA Doubles appearance will be the first for Smith, who earned All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention this week, while Olmos has experience from last year's journey to the NCAA Round of 16 alongside partner Zoë Scandalis. Olmos and Smith captured some serious hardware together earlier this season when the senior-sophomore duo won the Oracle/Masters Doubles Championship. Entering next week's NCAA Team competition, Olmos and Smith boast a 17-8 overall record together.
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