Amanda Fink Wins Pac-10 Singles Crown
April 26, 2009
OJAI, CALIF. - USC senior Amanda Fink is the proud owner of the Pac-10 Singles Championship, having shrugged off last year's runner-up finish and powering her way to the 2009 title with today's straight-set win over Arizona's Natasha Marks in the singles final in Ojai, Calif.
Fink's journey to her first Pac-10 Singles Championship carried the #27 senior through three-set matches in the first round against UCLA's #55 Andrea Remynse and a nailbiter in yesterday's semifinal against Stanford's #5 Hilary Barte. Up against unranked yet upset-minded Natasha Marks of Arizona in today's title match, Fink fought through a tight first set and then closed things down with a straight-set 7-5, 6-2 victory. The win is Fink's 22nd consecutive singles victory, as the senior and her Women of Troy now turn to NCAA Tournament play. USC stands ranked No. 7 in the nation with postseason play coming up in May.
Fink has a shot at making it a sweep on the day as the senior teams up shortly with Gabriela Niculescu in the Pac-10 Doubles championship match against ASU's Abdala/Abdala. Results will be posted following that title match.
2009 Pac-10 Women's Tennis Championships - Ojai, Calif.
SINGLES - Championship Bracket
#27 Amanda Fink
First Round (April 23): def. #56 Andrea Remynse (UCLA) - 5-7, 6-4, 6-1
Round of 16 (April 23): def. #76 Denise Dy (WASH) - 6-3, 6-4
Quarterfinals (April 24): def. #84 Jessica Nguyen (STAN) - 6-1, 6-1
Semifinals (April 25): def. #5 Hilary Barte (STAN) - 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (5)
Championship (April 26): def. Natasha Marks (ARIZ) - 7-5, 6-2
#78 Gabriela Niculescu
First Round (April 23): lost to Michelle Brycki (ASU) - 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2
#68 Alison Ramos
First Round (April 23): def. #40 Nadia Abdala (ASU) - 7-5, 6-2
Round of 16 (April 23): lost to Veronica Li (STAN) - 6-1, 7-5
SINGLES - Invitational Bracket
First Round (April 23): def. Jessica Casebier (WSU) - 6-0, 6-0
Round of 16 (April 23): def. Ariane Masschelein (ARIZ) - 7-5, 6-3
Quarterfinals (April 24): lost to Stephanie Wetmore (UCLA) - 6-3, 6-3
First Round (April 23): def. Debora Castany (ARIZ) - 6-2, 6-2
Round of 16 (April 23): lost to Marian Ravelojaona (CAL) - 6-4, 5-7, 6-4
First Round (April 23): lost to Anna-Viktoria Lind (UCLA) - 6-3, 6-1
DOUBLES - Championship Bracket
First Round (April 24): def. Hansen/Li (STAN) - 8-5
Quarterfinals (April 24): def. #66 Seguso/Wetmore (UCLA) - 8-6
Semifinals (April 25): def. #16 Hein/McKenna (ASU) - 9-7
Championship (April 26): vs. #50 Abdala/Abdala (ASU) - 2 p.m.
DOUBLES - Invitational Bracket
First Round (April 24): bye
Quarterfinals (April 24): lost to Brycki/vanHorne (ASU) - 8-6
First Round (April 24): lost to Perez/Yen (STAN) - 8-6