Seeded ninth in the tournament, Gough defeated UCLA's Catherine Hawley, 1-6, 7-5, 6-3, in the the third round. In her quarterfinal round match, Gough defeated the No. 15 seed Paola Palencia of Pepperdine, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2.
In doubles play, Gough and teammate, junior Lindsay Blau won their first two matches in the tournament to advance to the quarterfinal round. In the opening round, the duo defeated UCLA's Petya Marinova and Lauren Fisher, 8-5. In their second round match, Blau and Gough outlasted Southern California's team of Bernadette Bayani and Anita Loyola, 8-4.
The Wildcats return to action Sunday morning at 9 a.m. PST for the semifinal round of main draw competition. Doubles play is scheduled to follow at noon PST.