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USC Women’s Tennis Opens Pac-12 Play With 6-1 Win Over Washington State

USC Women’s Tennis Opens Pac-12 Play With 6-1 Win Over Washington State

Women’s Tennis | March 03, 2023

The USC women’s tennis team kicked off Pac-12 action with a 6-1 road win over Washington State on Friday, March 3 in Pullman, Wash. With the win, USC improves to 7-2 overall and is now 1-0 in conference play. 
USC snagged the doubles point following wins on courts one and three, with the No. 19 ranked duo of Snow Han and Naomi Cheong recording a 6-2 win over WSU’s Nakagawa/Sande on center court. Moments later, Grace Piper and Nathalie Rodilosso defeated Mikhailova/Phout with a 6-4 score line to haul in the doubles point for USC. Action on court two was suspended with Cayetano/Charney tied with WSU’s Tse/Abouelsaad 4-4. 
Singles was up next and No. 43 ranked Snow Han struck first, defeating WSU’s Yura Nakagawa 6-2, 6-2 on court two. Naomi Cheong beat Cougar Elyse Tse just moments later on court three, recording a 6-4, 6-3 win. Freshman #124 Emma Charney delivered the clincher as she beat Cougar Fifa Kumhom 6-2, 6-3 on court four to solidify the win for the Women of Troy. Remaining matches were played out with #24 Eryn Cayetano falling on center court and #111 McKenna Koenig and Grace Piper recording wins on courts five and six, respectively. 
Next up, the Trojans will travel just a short way over to Seattle, Wash. for a Sunday 11 a.m. dual against Washington. 

USC 6, Washington State 1

Friday, March 3 | Pullman, Washington 


  1. #19 Snow Han/Naomi Cheong (USC) def. Nakagawa/ Alvarez Sande (WSU) – 6-2
  2. Eryn Cayetano/Emma Charney (USC) vs. Tse/Abouelsaad (WSU) – 4-4 UNF.
  3. Grace Piper/Nathalie Rodilosso (USC) def. Mikhailova/Phout (WSU) – 6-4 

USC wins doubles point.
Order of finish: 1, 2

  1. Eva Alvarez Sande (WSU) def. #24 Eryn Cayetano (USC) – 6-2, 5-7, 1-0 (10-7)
  2. #43 Snow Han (USC) def. Yura Nakagawa (WSU) – 6-2, 6-2
  3. Naomi Cheong (USC) def. Elyse Tse (WSU) – 6-4, 6-3
  4. #124 Emma Charney (USC) def. Fifa Kumhom (WSU) – 6-2, 6-3*
  5. #111 McKenna Koenig (USC) def. Hania Abouelsaad (WSU) – 6-4, 4-6, 1-0 (10-7)
  6. Grace Piper (USC) def. Stefaniia Mikhailova (WSU) – 6-2, 6-0 

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

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