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USC Women's Tennis Tops Hawai’i 6-1

Feb 18, 2021

LOS ANGELES--The USC Women's tennis team returned to Marks Stadium to challenge Hawai'i today (Feb. 18). The No. 15 ranked Women of Troy swiftly defeated the Rainbow Wahine 6-1. USC is now 4-2 on the season. 
 
The Trojans struck first in doubles as Dvorak/Willson beat Pits /Kim 6-3 on court three. A new Trojan pair, Cayetano/Cheong, defeated Hawai'i's Melounova /Merrill 6-3 on court one to clinch the doubles point. The remaining court was played out, and USC's Ewing/McKee beat Rainbow Wahine pair Dolakova / Takamura 6-3 on court two. 
 
Entering singles with a 1-0 lead, the Trojans held on to the momentum from doubles. Redshirt senior Summer Dvorak continued to be a dominant force for the Trojans with her 6-0, 6-2 victory over Madison Kim on court four. Dvorak's win improved her winning streak to four straight matches. 
 
On court two, junior Salma Ewing notched another point for the Women of Troy with her strong 6-1, 6-0 win over Rainbow Wahine Nikola Dolakova. USC held a 3-0 lead overall. 
 
Claiming her first win of the season, redshirt senior Constance Branstine clinched the match for USC with her 7-5, 6-2 win over Hawai'i's Michelle Pits on court six.
 
Although USC had won the match, the remaining courts were played out. 
 
After No. 48 Eryn Cayetano defeated Hawai'i's Petra Melounova 7-6 (5), 7-5 on court one, Bojana Markovic earned a point for the Rainbow Wahine by beating USC redshirt senior Clare McKee 1-6, 7-5, 1-0 (4) on court five. 
 
Trojan junior Danielle Willson closed out the match with a USC win over Satsuki Takamura 6-7 (8), 7-6 (4), 1-0 (6) on court three. 
 
USC returns to Marks Stadium on Saturday (Feb. 20) at 12 p.m. PT to take on San Diego.

USC 6, Hawai'i 1
February 18, 2021 – Marks Stadium | Los Angeles, Calif. 

Doubles 

  1. Cayetano/Cheong (USC) def. Melounova /Merrill (UH) – 6-3*
  2. Ewing/McKee (USC) def. Dolakova / Takamura (UH) – 6-3
  3. Dvorak/Willson (USC) def. Pits /Kim (UH) – 6-3

Order of Finish: 3, 1*, 2
USC wins the doubles point

Singles 

  1. #48 Eryn Cayetano (USC) def. Petra Melounova (UH) – 7-6 (5), 7-5
  2. Salma Ewing (USC) def. Nikola Dolakova (UH) – 6-1, 6-0
  3. Danielle Willson (USC) def. Satsuki Takamura (UH) – 6-7 (8), 7-6 (4), 1-0 (6)
  4. Summer Dvorak (USC) def. Madison Kim (UH) – 6-0, 6-2
  5. Bojana Markovic (UH) def. Clare McKee (USC) - 1-6, 7-5, 1-0 (4)
  6. Constance Branstine (USC) def. Michelle Pits (UH) – 7-5, 6-2*

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