Fink/Niculescu move into NCTC Semis

Jan. 19, 2008

PALM SPRINGS, CALIF. -- The fifth-ranked USC doubles duo of Amanda Fink and Gabriela Niculescu made their move into the semifinals of the National Collegiate Tennis Classic with an 8-4 win over UCLA's Lumpkin/Remynse on Saturday in the quarterfinals in Palm Springs. Fink/Niculescu will face Georgia Tech's Hickey/Striplin in the semifinals tomorrow.

In singles action, two Trojans had to square off in the quarterfinals, as senior Lindsey Nelson faced freshman Maria Sanchez to open the day. Nelson got the win over her teammate with a 6-3, 7-6 (2) decision, moving Nelson into the semifinals. There, she went up against Stanford's Carolyn McVeigh, who topped Nelson 6-2, 6-1 to take a spot in the final.

Complete match scores for the Women of Troy at the NCTC are as follows:

NATIONAL COLLEGIATE TENNIS CLASSIC

SINGLES
Round of 32 - Jan. 18
Sarah Fansler (USC) - bye
Lindsey Nelson (USC) - bye
Maria Sanchez (USC) - bye
Amanda Fink (USC) - bye
Celia Durkin (STAN) def. Lyndsay Kinstler (USC) - 6-2, 4-6, 7-5
Gabriela Niculescu (USC) def. Stephanie Wetmore (UCLA) - 6-1, 6-1
Cristala Andrews (USC) def. Sacha Krupinta (GT) - 6-2, 6-3

Round of 16 - Jan. 18
Carolyn McVeigh (STAN) def. Sarah Fansler (USC) - w/o
Lindsey Nelson (USC) def. Noelle Hickey (GT) - 6-2, 6-2
Maria Sanchez (USC) def. Tracy Lin (UCLA) - 6-4, 2-6, 6-2
Christi Striplin (GT) def. Amanda Fink (USC) - 6-4, 6-2
Lindsey Burdette (STAN) def. Gabriela Niculescu (USC) - 7-6 (6), 6-4
Riza Zalameda (UCLA) def. Cristala Andrews (USC) - 6-3, 6-1

Quarterfinals - Jan. 19
Carolyn McVeigh (STAN) def. Maya Johansson (GT) - 6-4, 6-2
Lindsey Nelson (USC) def. Maria Sanchez (USC) - 6-3, 7-6(2)
Andrea Remynse (UCLA) def. Christi Striplin (GT) - 6-4, 6-3
Riza Zalameda (UCLA) def. Lindsey Burdette (STAN) - 7-5, 6-2

Semifinals - Jan. 19
Carolyn McVeigh (STAN) def. Lindsey Nelson (USC) - 6-2, 6-1
Riza Zalameda (UCLA) def. Andrea Remynse (UCLA) - 2-6, 6-0, 6-4

DOUBLES
Round of 16 - Jan. 18
Fink/Niculescu (USC) - bye
Fansler/Kinstler (USC) - bye
Nelson/Sanchez (USC) - bye
Lin/Zalameda (UCLA) def. Andrews/Entekhabi (USC) - 8-2

Quarterfinals - Jan. 19
Fink/Niculesu (USC) def. Lumpkin/Remynse (UCLA) 8-4
Hickey/Striplin (GT) def. Nelson/Sanchez (USC) 9-8
Burdette/McVeigh (STAN) def. Kinstler/Fansler (USC) WO, ILL
Lin/Zalameda (UCLA) def. Johansson/Krupinta (GT) 8-0

Semifinals - Jan. 20
Fink/Niculesu (USC) vs. Hickey/Striplin (GT)
Burdette/McVeigh (STAN) vs. Lin/Zalameda (UCLA)

CONSOLATION SINGLES
Quarterfinals - Jan. 19
Amanda Fink (USC) def. Ashley Joelson (UCLA) 4-6, 7-5, 6-0
Tracy Lin (UCLA) def. Isa Marie Perez (STAN) 6-0, 6-1
Elizabeth Lumpkin (UCLA) def. Lyndsay Kinstler (USC) 6-2, 2-0(Ret)
Sacha Krupinta (GT) def. Stephanie Wetmore (UCLA) 6-2, 6-2

Semifinals - Jan. 20

CONSOLATION DOUBLES
Semifinals - Jan. 19
Nelson/Sanchez (USC) d. Durkin/Perez (STAN) WO(Inj)
Johansson/Krupinta (GT) d. Kinstler/Fansler (USC) WO(Inj)

Finals - Jan. 19
Johansson/Krupinta (GT) d. Nelson/Sanchez (USC) WO(Inj)

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