No. 10 USC Women's Tennis Pulls Out a Sweep Against Oregon

March 7, 2009

LOS ANGELES, CALIF. - The No. 10 USC women's tennis team beat the Ducks 7-0 at Marks Stadium on Saturday (March 7), to bring their overall record to 9-2 on the season. The loss drops the Ducks to 7-6 overall.

In doubles the Women of Troy were led by the No. 3 combination of Leyla Entekhabi/Christala Andrews, who at one point were down 3-6 in the match, but came back with five unanswered sets to take the win, 8-6. The No. 2 combination of Sarah Fansler/Lyndsay Kinstler beat their opponents, Pavlina Smatova/Ana Ceilia Olivos, 8-6 to take the second doubles match for the Trojans and earn them the doubles point. No. 1 Amanda Fink/Gabriela Niculescu finished off doubles with an 8-6 win over Claudia Hirt/Stephanie Macfarlane.

In singles No. 2 Gabriela Niculescu started things off well with a 6-0, 6-0 sweep of opponent Pavlina Smatova to get the first singles point for the Women of Troy. Sophomore No. 4 Leyla Entenkhabi finished next with a 6-0, 6-3 win against Stephanie Macfarlane. From No. 1, Amanda Fink beat Carmen Seremeta 6-0, 6-3. With that win, the Trojans clinched the victory over the Ducks. Finishing next was No. 3 Alison Ramos who beat Madelie Janse van Rensberg of the Ducks, 6-3, 6-1. Christala Andrews followed next with a 6-2, 6-3 win and Lyndsay Kinstler rounded out the sweep with the closest match of the day. She won the first set over Oregon's Siobhan Cava 6-2, but then dropped the second set 6-1. Kinstler finished out the match by taking the tiebreaker, 10-2.

Up next for the Women of Troy is a match up with ASU on Wednesday (March 11) at 1:30 p.m. at Marks Stadium.

DOUBLES

(1) #12 Niculescu/Fink def. Smatova/Olivos - 8-6

(2) #62 Fansler/Kinstler def. Seremeta/Du Toit - 8-6

(3) Entekhabi/Andrews def. Hirt/Macfarlane - 8-6

USC wins doubles point.

Order of Finish: 3, 2*, 1

SINGLES

(1) #29 Amanda Fink def. Carmen Seremeta - 6-0, 6-3

(2) #54 Gabriela Niculescu def. Pavlina Smatova - 6-0, 6-0

(3) #61 Alison Ramos def. Madelie Janse van Rensburg - 6-3, 6-1

(4) Leyla Entekhabi def. Stephanie MacFarlane - 6-0, 6-3

(5) Lyndsay Kinstler def. Siobhan Cavan - 6-2, 1-6 (10-2)

(6) Christala Andrews def. Trudie du Toit - 6-2, 6-3

USC wins 7-0

Order of Finish: 2, 4, 1*, 3, 6, 5

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