Amanda Fink Heads To Pac-10 Singles Semis

April 25, 2008

OJAI, CALIF. - USC junior Amanda Fink will have a busy Saturday at the Pac-10 Women's Tennis Championships after a winning day in Ojai on Friday. Second-seeded Fink punched her ticket to the singles semifinals with a powerful 6-0, 6-1 win over Cal's Cristina Visico in Friday's quarterfinals. She will face ASU's seventh-seeded Nadia Abdala at 11 a.m. on Saturday in the semifinals. Later in the day, Fink will team back up with Gabriela Niculescu in doubles play, taking on Cal's No. 4 seed Babos/Kusano at 3:30 p.m. in the doubles semis.

Fink/Niculescu tore through today's doubles action as the No. 2 seed in the draw. The USC pair opened with an 8-2 win over Arizona's Masschelein/Steinberg in the Round of 16 and then topped Washington's Anonsen/Chan 8-2 to earn a trip to tomorrow's semifinals.

The two Women of Troy began the day with singles play. Gabriela Niculescu came up against UCLA's Riza Zalameda, seeded No. 4 in the singles competition. Zalameda managed a 7-5, 7-5 win over Niculescu in the morning's quarterfinals. Meanwhile, Fink was piecing together her dominating 6-0, 6-1 win over Visico in her quarterfinal match, securing Fink's trip to Saturday's semi against Abdala. The pair will face off at 11 a.m.

Pac-10 Singles Championship Matches
Leyla Entekhabi
First round: lost to (8) Tracy Lin (UCLA) - 6-1, 6-4

Sarah Fansler
First round: lost to Bojana Bobusic (CAL) - 5-7, 6-3, 6-3

(2) Amanda Fink
First round: def. Anna Powaska (ORE) - 6-2, 6-2
Round of 16: def. Danielle Steinberg (ARIZ) - 6-2, 6-2
Quarterfinals: def. Cristina Visico (CAL) - 6-0, 6-1
Semifinals: vs. (7) Nadia Abdala (ASU) - 11 a.m. Saturday

Gabriela Niculescu
First round: def. Aleksandra Cekic (WSU) - 6-0, 6-2
Round of 16: def. Susie Babos (CAL) - 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-2
Quarterfinals: lost to Riza Zalameda (UCLA) - 7-5, 7-5

Maria Sanchez
First round: lost to (7) Nadia Abdala (ASU) - 7-5, 6-3

Pac-10 Singles Invitational Matches
Lyndsay Kinstler
First round: def. Aleksandra Krsljanin (WASH) - 7-5, 7-5
Round of 16: lost to Jennifer Yen (STAN) - 6-3, 5-7, 6-3

(6) Cristala Andrews
First round: def. Ashley Anderson (WASH) - 6-1, 6-3
Round of 16: def. Stephanie Wetmore (UCLA) - 6-2, 6-1
Quarterfinals: lost to Lauren Megale (ASU) - 3-6, 6-2, 7-5

Pac-10 Doubles Championship Matches
(2) Fink/Niculescu
Round of 16: def. Masschelein/Steinberg (ARIZ) - 8-2
Quarterfinals: def. Anonsen/Chan (WASH) - 8-2
Semifinals: vs. (4) Babos/Kusano (CAL) - 3:30 p.m. Saturday

Pac-10 Doubles Invitational Matches
(1) Andrews/Sanchez
Round of 16: def. Gherman/Gomez (WSU) - 8-1
Quarterfinals: def. MacFarlane/Olivos (ORE) - 8-3
Semifinals: vs. (4) McGoodwin/Schnack (UCLA) - 2 p.m. Saturday

Fansler/Kinstler
Round of 16: lost to Krsljanin/Rainey (WASH) - w/o (inj)

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