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No. 5 USC women's tennis defeated Baylor 4-1 today to advance to the national quarterfinals against No. 4 Stanford on Saturday at Noon ET in Athens, GA.

Click here for the recap.


The Women of Troy lost to Stanford 4-2 in Palo Alto on April 13, but the mark of this Trojan team has been rapid improvement.  As an example, USC played UCLA three times this year losing the first dual match 4-0 then narrowing the margin to 4-3 in the second meeting before conquering the Bruins 6-1 in the latest encounter.

The obvious reason is that Richard Gallien's team features three freshmen among the top five singles players.  No. 1 Zoe Scandalis and No. 3 Sabrina Santamaria fought through three-set comeback wins against Baylor today in their first taste of big time NCAA Tournament competition.

Scandalis, Santamaria and junior Danielle Lao broke down the day with our Darcy Couch.


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