USC Women’s Tennis Hosts Pair of Matches
This week, the No. 15 Women of Troy return home to Marks Stadium to take on Hawai'i on Thursday (Feb. 18) at 1:30 p.m. PT and San Diego on Saturday (Feb. 20) at 12 p.m. PT.
Slowly but surely, the USC women's tennis team continues to move up in the rankings. The Women of Troy moved up one spot to No. 15. Three Trojans boast singles rankings: No. 22 Angela Kulikov, No. 48 Eryn Cayetano and No. 103 Naomi Cheong. Additionally, Cheong is ranked the No. 10 Newcomer/Freshman in the nation. In doubles, the duo of Angela Kulikov and Eryn Cayetano are ranked No. 12.
Although the Trojans lost in Malibu to No. 4 Pepperdine last weekend, there were three notable wins. Freshman #103 Naomi Cheong defeated the No. 1 player in the nation, Pepperdine's Ashley Lahey 6-0, 7-5. This was Cheong's first win against a ranked opponent (she previously lost to Lahey on Jan. 25 in a close match 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4). Redshirt senior Summer Dvorak upset the No. 45 ranked Lexi Ryngler 6-3, 4-6, 10-6 to improve to 4-1 on the season. Dvorak holds USC's longest winning streak of the season with three victories in a row. Finally, Trojan sophomore No. 48 Eryn Cayetano topped No. 12 ranked Shiori Fukuda with a decisive 6-1, 6-2
The Hawai'i Rainbow Wahine will travel to the mainland to open their season against the Women of Troy. They are currently not ranked as a team, nor do they have any singles or doubles pairs nationally ranked. USC holds a 2-0 series record again Hawai'I dating back to their first meeting in 2019.
SCOUTING SAN DIEGO
The San Diego Toreros boast two nationally ranked singles players: redshirt sophomore No. 61 Solymar Colling and redshirt freshman No. 124 Elizabeth Goldsmith. The team is 1-1 after their season opener last weekend, defeating Cal State Fullerton 7-0 on Feb. 12 and falling to No. 3 UCLA 7-0 on Feb. 13. The series between San Diego and USC dates back to 1977, and the Trojans hold a 27-4 record over the Toreros.
WATCH THE TROJANS
All matches at Marks Stadium can be viewed through PlaySight. Please visit USCTrojans.com to watch live streams of the matches as well as view live scoring. . Follow along on Instagram and Twitter @USCWomensTennis for score updates.