Lao, Scandalis, Johnson, Nguyen And Sarmiento Named USC Credit Union Student-Athletes Of The Week
Jan. 17, 2012
Danielle Lao and Zoe Scandalis of the women's tennis team and Steve Johnson, Daniel Nguyen and Ray Sarmiento of the men's tennis team were named USC Credit Union Student-Athletes of the Week today (Jan. 17) for the week of Jan. 9-15.
Women's Tennis: Two different Women of Troy reigned supreme in singles action last weekend bringing titles back to USC. Freshman Zoe Scandalis delivered an upset blow to the top-ranked player in the nation as she gutted out a 6-7 (8), 7-6 (5), 6-3 comeback win over Stanford's #1 Mallory Burdette to win it all at the Freeman Memorial in Las Vegas. Meanwhile, in La Quinta, Calif., USC junior Danielle Lao defeated top-seeded and #29 ranked Emily Fraser with a decisive second set in a 7-6 (5), 6-0 win to claim the singles crown at the National Collegiate Tennis Classic.
Men's Tennis: It was a weekend of domination for the Trojans as USC swept the singles and doubles title matches last weekend at the Sherwood Collegiate Cup. Steve Johnson won the singles championship beating teammate #16 Daniel Nguyen 6-2, 6-2. In route to the title, Johnson also beat fellow Trojan and #48 ranked Emilio Gomez. Nguyen then teamed up with Ray Sarmiento on the doubles courts to beat Johnson and Yannick Hanfmann 9-7 to claim the doubles championship.