Men's Tennis
    Trojans Push Through To ITA All-American Main Draws
    Trojans are heading into battle in the ITA All-American main draws.
    Trojans are heading into battle in the ITA All-American main draws.

    Oct. 3, 2012

    The USC men's and women's tennis teams are competing about 1,500 miles apart, but success is still the name of the game for both sets of Trojans. Into today's crucial final rounds of qualifying, USC's Roberto Quiroz has secured a spot in the men's singles main draw in Tulsa, Okla., while Gabriella DeSimone and Zoë Scandalis have teamed up for score a place in the women's doubles main draw in Pacific Palisades, Calif.

    DeSimone picked up steam first with a strong run in prequalifying singles. That confidence boost grew greater once paired with teammate Scandalis for women's doubles qualifying rounds. The Women of Troy served up three qualifying wins, including two today to clinch a place in the main draw starting tomorrow. USC already has top-ranked Trojan tandem Kaitlyn Christian and Sabrina Santamaria on the list for doubles action, along with three representatives in the singles draw. #7 Zoë Scandalis will face a qualifier tomorrow, #8 Sabrina Santamaria is up against UNC's #24 Sabrina Santamaria, and #11 Danielle Lao faces #12 Kate Turvy of Northwestern.

    On the men's side, #85 Roberto Quiroz's heroics in qualifying saw the sophomore tack up three straight-set wins to force his way into the singles main draw. There, Quiroz will be in the company of three more Trojans. #9 Ray Sarmiento opens his campaign against #52 Alexis Heugas of VCU, #23 Emilio Gomez is up against #50 Leandro Toledo of Minnesota, #25 Yannick Hanfman faces #11 Andreas Mies of Auburn, and Quiroz is lined up against #4 Evan King of Michigan. In men's doubles, Gomez and Hanfmann are paired up for the main draw, with #12 Quiroz/Sarmiento also paired up for doubles competition.

     

     

    Complete USC results from All-American action are below:


    PREQUALIFYING SINGLES (Westwood, Calif.)
    First Round - Sept. 29
    Gabriella DeSimone (USC) def. Julia Fellerhoff (Louisville) -- 6-7(4), 6-3, 6-4
    Second Round - Sept. 29
    Gabriella DeSimone (USC) def. Michaela Bezdickova (New Mexico) -- 1-6, 6-1, 6-2
    Third Round - Sept. 30
    Gabriella DeSimone (USC) def. Daneika Borthwick (Florida State) -- 6-2, 6-2

    QUALIFYING SINGLES (Riviera Tennis Club)

    First Round - Oct. 2
    [12] Maho Kowase (UGA) def. Gabriella DeSimone (USC) -- 6-1, 6-2
    Kaitlyn Christian (USC) def. Nives Pavlovic (UNLV) -- 6-3, 6-2
    Second Round - Oct. 2
    Elizabeth Epstein (YALE) def. Kaitlyn Christian (USC) -- 6-3, 6-2

    QUALIFYING DOUBLES (Riviera Tennis Club)

    First Round - Oct. 2
    DeSimone/Scandalis (USC) def. Jones/Stephens (OLE) -- 8-2
    [7] Bonacic/Niedermayerova (KSt) def. Lao/Pulido (USC) -- 8-1
    Second Round - Oct. 3
    DeSimone/Scandalis (USC) def. Fuller/Herring (UGA) -- 8-3
    Third Round - Oct. 3
    DeSimone/Scandalis (USC) def. Nauta/Xi (UVA) -- 8-6

    CONSOLATION MATCHES

    Lao/Pulido (USC) def. Bergner/Rath (DU) -- 8-1
    Mary Clayton (Duke) def. Gabriella DeSimone (USC) -- 6-2, 6-0

    MAIN DRAW SINGLES (Riviera Tennis Club)

    First Round - Oct. 4
    #7 [4] Zoë Scandalis (USC) vs. Qualifier -- 10:45 a.m. PT
    #8 [5] Sabrina Santamaria (USC) vs. #24 Lauren McHale (UNC) -- 12:30 p.m. PT
    #11 [8] Danielle Lao (USC) vs. #12 Kate Turvy (NW) -- 12:30 p.m. PT

    MAIN DRAW DOUBLES (Riviera Tennis Club)

    Round of 32 - Oct. 4
    #1 [1] Christian/Santamaria (USC) -- bye
    DeSimone/Scandalis (USC) -- TBD

    QUALIFYING SINGLES

    First Round -- Oct. 1
    Eric Johnson (USC) def. Albert Ochagavia (ODU) -- 6-2, 6-1 
    [24] #85 Roberto Quiroz (USC) def. Diego Acosta (PUR) -- 6-2, 7-6 (2) 
    Second Round -- Oct. 2
    Eric Johnson (USC) def. [13] Sebastian Stiefelmeyer (LOU) -- 6-2, 6-2
    [24] #85 Roberto Quiroz (USC) def. Emmett Egger (WASH) -- 6-1, 6-3
    Third Round -- Oct. 3
    Mac Styslinger (OKLA) def. Eric Johnson (USC) -- 7-5, 6-4
    [24] #85 Roberto Quiroz (USC) def. Axel Alvarez (UVA) -- 6-4, 6-2

    MAIN DRAW SINGLES

    First Round - Oct. 4
    #23 Emilio Gomez (USC) vs. #50 Leandro Toledo (MINN) -- 9:30 a.m. ET
    #85 Roberto Quiroz (USC) vs. #4 [3] Evan King (MICH) -- 12 p.m. ET
    #9 [7] Ray Sarmiento (USC) vs. #52 Alexis Huegas (VCU) -- 10 a.m. ET
    #25 Yannick Hanfmann (USC) vs. #11 [9] Andreas Mies (AUB) -- 11 a.m. ET

    MAIN DRAW DOUBLES

    Round of 32 - Oct. 4
    Gomez/Hanfmann (USC) vs. [8] Cunha/Hemmeler (DUKE) 
    #12 [6] Quiroz/Sarmiento (USC) vs. Sock/Stenger (NEB)