Amanda Fink Claims ITA Singles Consolation Title

Oct. 5, 2008

USC senior Amanda Fink shrugged off an early first-round loss in the Main Draw of the Riviera/ITA Women's All-American Championships and rebounded with four straight wins in the consolation bracket. Today, Fink finished off the run with 6-4, 6-2 win over Miami's Julia Cohen in the consolation final.

To get to that final, Fink outlasted her opponents in back-to-back three-setters. She pinned up a 6-0, 6-7 (2), 6-1 win over Vanderbilt's Catherine Newman in the quarterfinals on Friday and then took down Fresno State's Melanie Gloria 5-7, 6-3, 6-1 for a comeback win in yesterday's semifinals. Against Cohen in today's championship, Fink rolled out to a smooth win, tacking up a 6-4, 6-2 decision. To now hold a 4-1 mark in the early goings of the 2008-09 season.

USC's next competition takes the Women of Troy to the ITA Western Regional in San Diego, Calif, for competition running Oct. 23-27.

Riviera/ITA All-American Championships
MAIN DRAW SINGLES
First Round - Oct. 3
Laura Gioia (Furman) def. Amanda Fink (USC) - 7-5, 6-4

MAIN DRAW SINGLES CONSOLATION
First Round - Oct. 3
Amanda Fink (USC) def. Ellah Nze (Duke) - 7-6 (4), 7-5

Quarterfinals - Oct. 3
Amanda Fink (USC) def. Catherine Newman (Van) - 6-0, 6-7(2), 6-1

Semifinals - Oct. 4
Amanda Fink (USC) def. Melanie Gloria (FresnoSt) - 5-7, 6-3, 6-1

Championship - Oct. 5
Amanda Fink (USC) def. Julia Cohen (Miami) - 6-4, 6-2

Other USC results at Riviera/ITA All-American Championships
MAIN DRAW DOUBLES
First Round - Oct. 2
Fink/Niculescu (USC) def. Schmitt/Soor (Marshall) - 8-6

Quarterfinals - Oct. 3
Kucerkova/Petukhova (FSU) def. Fink/Niculescu (USC) - 8-0

QUALIFYING SINGLES CONSOLATION
First Round - Oct. 1
Gabriela Niculescu (USC) def. Elizabeth Plotkin (Duke) - 6-3, 2-1 ret.
Maria Sanchez (USC) def. Ana-Maria Constantinescu (OKLA) - 7-5, 6-2

Round of 16 - Oct. 1
Maria Sanchez (USC) def. Sasha Kulikova (WAKE) - 6-3, 6-1
Samantha Murray (NW) def. Gabriela Niculescu (USC) - 6-2, 7-5

Quarterfinals - Oct. 2
Maria Sanchez (USC) vs. Beier Ko (HARVARD) - w/o

Semifinals - Oct. 3
Maria Sanchez (USC) def. Amanda Granson (Duke) - 6-4, 6-3

Championship - Oct. 3
Maria Sanchez (USC) def. Taylor Ormond (BAY) - 6-3, 6-1

QUALIFYING DOUBLES CONSOLATION
First Round - Oct. 1
Sanchez/Ramos (USC) def. Welcher/Bigos (ALA) - 8-3

Quarterfinals - Oct. 2
Dancevic/Gilchrist (UGA) def. Sanchez/Ramos (USC) - 9-8 (2)

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