Coming off a powerful efficiency on the Ladies of Troy Fall Invitational, the USC girls’s tennis staff seemed to stay rolling because it headed to San Diego for the ITA Southwest Regionals this previous weekend.
A few of the Trojans’ pageant within the four-day match had been Hawaii, Pepperdine, San Diego, Arizona, San Diego State, UC Santa Barbara and UCLA.
The doubles portion of the match started within the Spherical of 64, during which freshman Eryn Cayetano and sophomore Danielle Willson had a bye. Within the Spherical of 32, the 2 impulsively defeated Hawaii freshman Madison Kim and senior Petra Melounova 8-5.
Following the win, the pair confronted off in opposition to the senior-sophomore duo of UC Santa Barbara’s Dominika Paterova and Shakhnoza Khatamova. In an much more dominant model than their first win, Cayetano and Willson conveniently beat the pair 8-1.
At the ultimate day of the match, Cayetano and Willson squared off in opposition to San Diego State sophomore Alicia Melosch and junior Nnena Nadozie. The Trojans persevered what gave the look to be an unstoppable streak by means of defeating the Aztecs 8-5.
Fittingly, the Trojans’ semifinal fit was once in opposition to none instead of UCLA. The Bruins’ doubles staff consisted of junior Abi Altick and sophomore Taylor Johnson.
Altick and Johnson bested Cayetano and Willson in a detailed first set, 6-4. In spite of the Trojans’ efforts to stick alive, they had been eradicated within the following set by means of a 6-2 ranking.
Cayetano and Willson weren’t the one Trojans to pair up within the doubles match. Sophomore Salma Ewing and senior Sydney Van Alphen — in addition to the staff of sophomore Estella Jaeger and junior Ana Neffa — fell by the hands of Arizona doubles groups.
The singles match noticed a couple of Trojans advance, however USC went out a lot quieter than in doubles play.
Jaeger was once victorious within the Spherical of 128 by means of successful each units 6-Four however was once defeated within the following spherical. Van Alphen took her fit 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 within the Spherical of 64 however misplaced within the Spherical of 32 to Hawaii junior Bojana Markovic.
Together with her doubles play, Willson fared smartly within the singles a part of the match. She and Ewing had been the one ultimate Trojans heading into the Spherical of 16.
After a back-and-forth fit with freshman Lisa Zarr of Pepperdine, Willson failed to seek out the similar luck she had within the doubles match and took the loss 5-7, 6-3, 6-3. Ewing controlled to maintain trade within the spherical, on the other hand, and received a 6-3, 6-Four fit in opposition to San Diego senior Kati Kukaras.
Ewing’s quest for the singles crown got here up brief tomorrow when UCLA freshman Abbey Forbes beat her in back-to-back units.
After one of these robust appearing in opposition to New Mexico, Loyola Marymount and Iowa State within the Ladies of Troy Invitational previous this month, the Trojan girls didn’t to find as a lot luck on this match. The staff had a singles document of 11-1 and a doubles document of 5-1 within the earlier match — however the Trojans ended this weekend with a blended 6-Five document in singles matchups and a 3-Three document in doubles play.
The Trojan girls will glance to get again on course as they get ready for the ITA Fall Nationals.
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