Women of Troy are all business against the Golden Bears.
Gabriella DeSimone reaches singles and doubles semis at the event.
USC men stand at No. 4 and women are No. 5 in the land.
The Trojans have four men and six women in action in New York this week.
Junior tennis stand-out boasts a successful month on and off the court.
THIS SEASON: Kaitlyn Christian enters in her final season at USC ranked No. 86 in the nation in ITA singles and No. 1 in doubles with teammate Sabrina Santamaria.
2012-13: Christian finished her junior season ranked No. 1 in the nation in ITA doubles with teammate Sabrina Santamaria following the pair's run to the 2013 NCAA Doubles Championship, becoming USC's first-ever NCAA doubles winners and completing the first collegiate tennis "Triple Crown" as doubles champs at the ITA All-American Championship, the ITA National Indoors Championship and the NCAA Tournament... Also finished ranked No. 124 in singles... An ITA All-American in doubles, also paired with Santamaria for honors as ITA National Doubles Team of the Year and for a spot on the ITA All-Star Team... Won a second straight Pac-12 Doubles Championship with Santamaria and was again named Pac-12 Doubles Team of the Year...Named Pac-12 Player of the Week on April 23... Finished the year on a 15-match singles win streak... Went 28-6 overall in singles, going 16-3 in dual matches... Won the Pac-12 Invitational Singles Championship, beating #86 Ellen Tsay of Stanford in the final... Played primarily at the No. 7 singles spot (7-0... Also played at No. 2 (1-0), No. 4 (3-2) and No. 6 (5-1)... Was a perfect 8-0 in Pac-12 dual matches and won all three matches during the NCAA Tournament... In doubles, went 38-1 overall, including a 16-1 mark in dual matches... Went 37-1 with Santamaria, going 15-1 at the No. 1 position in dual matches, losing only in the NCAA Team Round of 16 to #8 Ahn/Gibbs of Stanford... Also paired with Danielle Lao for one dual match, going 1-0...Entered the 2013 spring season ranked No. 1 in the nation in doubles with Santamaria following their run to a second straight ITA National Indoor Doubles Championship in the fall... Went 4-2 in singles and 9-0 in doubles with Santamaria in the fall, winning the ITA/Riviera All-American Doubles Championship as well... Reached the ITA Southwest Regional Round of 16 in singles.
2011-12: Christian finished her sophomore season ranked No. 83 in the nation in ITA singles and No. 3 in doubles with partner Sabrina Santamaria... Winners of the ITA National Indoor Doubles Championship, the pair also won the Pac-12 Doubles Championship and was named Pac-12 Doubles Team of the Year... Named to the ITA Collegiate All-Star Team and was an ITA All-American in doubles... Also earned All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention and was named Pac-12 Player of the Week on February 6... Appeared in the NCAA Doubles Round of 32 as the No. 4 seeded team with Santamaria... Went 30-9 overall in singles, going 22-4 in dual matches... Was 19-4 at the No. 4 position and 3-0 at No. 3... In doubles, went 35-13 overall with a 16-9 mark in dual matches... Was 33-13 with Santamaria, going 14-9 at No. 1... Also was 1-0 with Gabriella DeSimone and 1-0 with Valeria Pulido... Entered the spring ranked No. 99 in singles and No. 3 in doubles with Santamaria... In fall doubles, reached the ITA Regional Doubles final with Santamaria, going on to become the first-ever USC team -- male or female -- to win the ITA National Indoor Doubles Championship... Entered the fall ranked No. 60 in singles and No. 18 in doubles with Santamaria.
2010-11: Christian finished her freshman season ranked No. 90 in the nation in ITA singles and No. 5 in doubles with Maria Sanchez... Earned ITA All-America honors in doubles as the No. 3 seeded team with Sanchez and by reaching the NCAA Doubles Semifinals, falling to Clemson's Bek/Wong... Also reached the Pac-10 Doubles final with Sanchez and reached the Pac-10 Singles quarterfinal... Named ITA Southwest Regional Player to Watch... Went 26-9 overall in singles, going 15-4 in dual matches playing primarily at the No. 3 position (10-3) and also at No. 2 (1-0) and No. 4 (4-1)... In doubles, went 31-6 overall and 18-2 in dual matches... Was 30-5 overall with Sanchez, going undefeated in Pac-10 matches and 16-2 in all dual matches... Was 13-2 at the No. 1 position with Sanchez and 3-0 at No. 2... Also went 2-1 overall with Cristala Andrews (1-0 at No. 3) and 1-0 with Hayley Miller (1-0 at No. 3)... Entered the spring ranked No. 114 in singles and No. 80 in doubles with Sanchez... In the fall, ranked No. 42 in the ITA preseason doubles rankings with Sanchez and was the No. 9 ITA Freshman/Newcomer... Went 8-3 in fall singles, reaching the ITA Southwest Regional quarterfinals and also competing in ITA/Riviera All-American prequalifying and the Duels in the Desert... In fall doubles, went 1-1 with Cristala Andrews and 4-1 with Sanchez, reaching the ITA Southwest Regional semifinals and winning the Freeman Memorial Doubles Championship with Sanchez.
HIGH SCHOOL: Christian was the singles CIF Champion in 2010 as a senior at Orange Lutheran High... Recipient of the 2010 USTA Evelyn Houseman Sportsmanship Award and the 2008 USTA Winter National Sportsmanship Award... Also was a singles World Champion on the Mike Junior Tour in 2006... Graduated with honors.
PERSONAL: Kaitlyn Christian was born Jan. 13, 1992 in Orange, Calif.... Daughter of Dane and Rose Christian... Nickname is KK... Lists Martina Hingis as her biggest sports hero because of their similar playing styles... Would like to travel to London... Hopes to one-day play professional tennis... Majoring in sociology.
CHRISTIAN'S CAREER STATISTICS SINGLES DOUBLES Overall Dual Matches Overall Dual Matches Year W L Pct. W L Pct. W L Pct. W L Pct. 2011 26 9 .743 15 4 .789 31 6 .838 18 2 .900 2012 30 9 .769 22 4 .846 35 13 .729 16 9 .640 2013 28 6 .824 16 3 .842 38 1 .974 16 1 .941 TOTALS 84 24 .778 53 11 .828 104 20 .839 50 12 .807