Gough defeated California's Nicole Havlicek, 6-2, 6-3, in the first round of the main draw, and flew by Jonni Seymour of UC Irvine, 6-3, 6-0, in the second round.
Junior Laresa Marino earned a win against Pauline Trinchant of Texas, 6-2, 6-3, to advance to the quarterfinals of consolation play.
Play at the Thunderbird Invitational in Tempe, Ariz., will resume Saturday, 8:30 a.m.
Singles Main Draw Round One Jieun Jacobs (California) def. Laresa Marino (UA) 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 Michelle Gough (UA) def. Nicole Havlicek (California) 6-2, 6-3 Paola Palencia (Pepperdine) def. Perrine Pernin (UA) 6-2, 6-1
Singles Main Draw Round Two Michelle Gough (UA) def. Jonni Seymour (UC Irvine) 6-3, 6-0
Singles Consolation Round Two Laresa Marino (UA) def. Pauline Trinchant (Texas) 6-2, 6-3