USC Women Win In Spring Action

Jan. 18, 2009

The USC women's tennis team wrapped up some spring tournament play today, competing in Palm Springs and in Las Vegas. At the Freeman Memorial in Las Vegas, USC sophomore pair Cristala Andrews / Leyla Entekhabi won the championship in the Flight Two doubles action.

Also at the Freeman Memorial, USC had two Trojans vying for singles titles. Junior Sarah Fansler was in the Flight One singles final, taking a three-set loss to the tournament's No. 5 seed Irina Falconi of Georgia Tech. And in the Flight Two singles final, sophomore Lyndsay Kinstler was also edged out in a tight three-setter by Fresno State's Tinesta Rowe.

Meanwhile, in Palm Springs at the National Collegiate Tennis Classic, top-seeded doubles duo Amanda Fink / Gabriela Niculescu reached the doubles semifinals but fell 8-5 to UCLA's Remynse/Schnack.

The USC women's dual match season comes up quickly with the first matches at Marks Stadium this week. The Women of Troy host UC Irvine at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday (Jan. 21) and then play Long Beach State at 1:30 p.m. on Friday (Jan. 23).

Complete USC results from both spring tournaments are below:

2009 FREEMAN MEMORIAL TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS
Fertitta Tennis Complex, Las Vegas, NV

FLIGHT ONE SINGLES
ROUND ONE (Jan. 16)
(5) Irina Falconi (GT) def. Leyla Entekhabi (USC) - 6-2, 6-1
Sarah Fansler (USC) def. Shinann Featherson (UNC) - 6-1, 6-4

ROUND OF 16 (Jan. 16)
Sarah Fansler (USC) def. (6) Anastasia Petukhova (FS) - 6-3, 6-1

QUARTERFINALS (Jan. 17)
Sarah Fansler (USC) def. Micaela Hein (ASU) - 6-3, 3-6, 6-1

SEMIFINALS (Jan. 17)
(5) Irina Falconi (GT) def. (3) Melanie Gloria (FS) - 6-1, 6-2
Sarah Fansler (USC) def. (2) Amanda McDowell (GT) - 3-6, 7-5, 6-1

CHAMPIONSHIP (Jan. 18)
(5) Irina Falconi (GT) def. Sarah Fansler (USC) - 6-3, 6-7, 6-3

CONSOLATION
FIRST ROUND (Jan. 16)
Carolyn McVeigh (STAN) def. Leyla Entekhabi (USC) - 6-3, 6-1

FLIGHT TWO SINGLES
ROUND ONE (Jan. 16)
Lyndsay Kinstler (USC) def. Rumyana Terzieva (UNLV) - 6-3, 6-1
Cristala Andrews (USC) def. Ana Victoria Lind (UCLA) - 6-3, 6-0

QUARTERFINALS (Jan. 17)
Lyndsay Kinstler (USC) def. Laura Pola (FS) - 6-3, 6-4
Cristala Andrews (USC) def. Katy Williams (UNLV) - 6-1, 6-4

SEMIFINALS (Jan. 17)
Lyndsay Kinstler (USC) def. Anna Maskaljun (UNLV) - 6-1, 7-5
Tinesta Rowe (FS) def. Cristala Andrews (USC) - 6-2, 6-2

CHAMPIONSHIP (Jan. 18)
Tinesta Rowe (FresSt) def. Lyndsay Kinstler (USC) - 6-2, 3-6, 7-6

FLIGHT ONE DOUBLES
ROUND ONE (Jan. 16)
Fansler/Kinstler (USC) def. Gloria/Rowe (FS) - 8-6

QUARTERFINALS (Jan. 17)
(4) Tsang/ Featherston (UNC) def. Fansler/ Kinstler (USC) - 8-3

FLIGHT TWO DOUBLES
ROUND ONE (Jan. 16)
Entekhabi/ Andrews (USC) - BYE

SEMIFINALS (Jan. 17)
Entekhabi/Andrews (USC) def. Dimitrova/ Hidvegi (UNLV) - 8-6

CHAMPIONSHIP (Jan. 18)
Entekhabi/Andrews (USC) def. Maskalfun/Razina (UNLV) - 8-5

National Collegiate Tennis Classic
Palm Springs, Calif.

SINGLES
First Round - Jan. 16
(7) Alison Ramos (USC) def. Siobhan Cavan (ORE) - 7-6 (2), 6-0
(3) Maria Sanchez (USC) - bye
Gabriela Niculescu (USC) def. Stephanie Wetmore (UCLA) - w/d
(2) Amanda Fink (USC) - bye

Round of 16 - Jan. 16
Yasmin Schnack (UCLA) def. Alison Ramos (USC) - 6-4, 6-0
(3) Maria Sanchez (USC) def. Jordan Dockendorf (UCLA) - 6-4, 6-3
Gabriela Niculescu (USC) def. (5) Christy Striplin (GaTech) - 6-3, 6-4
(2) Amanda Fink (USC) def. Jen Yen (STAN) - 6-2, 6-4

Quarterfinals - Jan. 17
(3) Maria Sanchez (USC) def. (6) Andrea Remynse (UCLA) - 6-1, 6-1
(4) Hilary Barte (STAN) def. Gabriela Niculescu (USC) - 6-1, 4-6, 6-2
(8) Noelle Hickey (GaTech) def. (2) Amanda Fink (USC) - 6-4, 4-6, 6-3

Semifinals - Jan. 17
(1) Maria Mosolova (NW) def. (3) Maria Sanchez (USC) - 6-2, 4-6, 6-4

Consolation
Alison Ramos (USC) def. Lauren Lui (NW) - 6-1, 6-4
Christy Striplin (GA Tech) def. Amanda Fink (USC) - 6-3, 6-3

Additional
Gabriela Niculescu (USC) def. Zuzana Chmelarova (Baylor) - 6-2, 6-1

DOUBLES
First Round - Jan. 16
(1) Fink/Niculescu (USC) - bye
(4) Ramos/Sanchez (USC) def. Chmelarova/Filipak (Baylor) - w/d

Quarterfinals - Jan. 16 & 17
(1) Fink/Niculescu (USC) def. Hickey/Striplin (GaTech) - 8-4
Remynse/Schnack (UCLA) def. (4) Ramos/Sanchez (USC) - 8-1

Semifinals - Jan. 18
Remynse/Schnack (UCLA) def. (1) Fink/Niculescu (USC) - 8-5

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