USC Women’s Tennis Falls To UCLA 4-0
WESTWOOD, Calif.--The No. 32 USC women's tennis team fell to crosstown rival No. 6 UCLA today (Apr. 16) in Westwood, Calif. The Women of Troy, who lost 4-0, conclude Pac-12 play with a 5-5 record for the 2021 season. They now hold a 11-9 overall record.
Doubles kicked off the match with the Bruins striking first. UCLA's Forbes/Ong beat Trojan tandem Willson/Dvorak 6-1 on court three. Shortly thereafter, the Bruins claimed another victory as Goulak/Wolff beat USC duo Ewing/Branstine 6-4 on court two to claim the doubles point. Although the point was clinched, the final court was played out. Trojans Cayetano/Kulikov lost a close battle to UCLA's No. 85 Bolton/Hart 7-5 on court one.
USC entered singles at a 0-1 deficit. The Bruins continued to ride the momentum from doubles as Elysia Bolton beat Trojan junior Danielle Willson 6-0, 6-2 on court three. The Bruins took court five as well and increased their lead to 3-0 as Abi Altick beat USC redshirt senior Constance Branstine 6-3, 6-0.
Bruin No. 7 Abbey Forbes clinched the match for UCLA by defeating USC's No. 65 Salma Ewing 6-2, 6-3 on court one to make the final score 4-0.
The Trojans now look ahead to the Pac-12 Championships which will take place in San Diego at the Barnes Tennis Center from Apr. 23-26.
No. 6 UCLA 4, No. 32 USC 0
April 16, 2021 – Westwood, Calif.
- #85 Bolton/Hart (UCLA) def. Cayetano/Kulikov (USC) – 7-5
- Goulak/Wolff (UCLA) def. Ewing/Branstine (USC) – 6-4*
- Forbes/Ong (UCLA) def. Willson/Dvorak (USC) – 6-1
Order of Finish: 3, 2*, 1
UCLA wins the doubles point
- #7 Abbey Forbes (UCLA) def. #65 Salma Ewing (USC) – 6-2, 6-3*
- Eryn Cayetano (USC) vs. #124 Jada Hart (UCLA) – 6-7 (6), 1-2 susp.
- Elysia Bolton (UCLA) def. Danielle Willson (USC) – 6-0, 6-2
- Summer Dvorak (USC) vs. Vivian Wolff (UCLA) – 3-6, 3-5 susp.
- Sasha Vagramov (UCLA) def. Constance Branstine (USC) – 6-3, 6-0
- Clare McKee (USC) vs. Abi Altick (UCLA) – 6-3, 3-4 susp.
Order of Finish: 3, 5, 1*