Women of Troy are seeded No. 5 in the NCAA women's team draw, facing Stanford in Round of 16.
Women of Troy open the 2013 NCAA Championships as the No. 5 seed with 1st & 2nd Rounds at Marks Stadium.
Trojans roll along in Pac-12 Championship action in Ojai.
Led by defending doubles champs Christian/Santamaria, the Women of Troy look to add to their Pac-12 honor roll.
USC's men's and women's tennis teams will represent the USA at the World University Games.
THIS SEASON: Ellie Yates enters her first season of competition at USC.
HIGH SCHOOL: Yates is a 2012 graduate of Jackson Academy in Jackson, Miss.... Named the 2010 and 2011 Mississippi Junior Player of the Year... A three-time winner of Mississippi's Sports Hall of Fame award... Won six state championships playing at the No. 1 singles position from seventh grade to senior year... Place third in the south 12s, 16s and 18s... Was undefeated for the Southern team in 2010 intersectionals and went 5-1 in the 2011 event... Also competed in track all four years, setting the school record for the 100- and 400-meter dash... An honor student.
PERSONAL: Ellie Susan Yates was born Aug. 8, 1993 in Jackson, Miss.... Daughter of Gene and Kendall... Has a brother, Gene, and a sister, Turner... Her grandfather Gunner Schull was an All-American soccer player and lacrosse player at Duke... Her mother Kendall played tennis at SMU... Enjoys spending time with friends and shopping in her free time... Lists Rafael Nadal as her biggest sports hero... Would like to travel to Italy... Has not decided on a major.