All-PAC-12 tennis star named Trojan Outreach Athlete of the Month for March.
USC athletic director Pat Haden kicks off his series of conversations with USC's top athletes.
Women of Troy are all business against the Golden Bears.
USC men stand at No. 4 and women are No. 5 in the land.
USC junior was a member of the USA's Master'U BNP Paribas Championships team.
THIS SEASON: Sabrina Santamaria enters her third season at USC ranked No. 1 in the nation in ITA singles and No. 1 in doubles with teammate Kaitlyn Christian, standing as the defending NCAA, ITA National Indoor, ITA/Riviera All-American and Pac-12 doubles champions.
2012-13: Santamaria finished her sophomore season ranked No. 3 in the nation in ITA singles and No. 1 in doubles with teammate Kaitlyn Christian 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... An ITA All-American in singles and doubles, also paired with Christian 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 Christian and was again named Pac-12 Doubles Team of the Year... Named the Pac-12 Player of the Year after going 9-0 in Pac-12 singles dual matches while carrying a 21-match win streak into the postseason... A three-time Pac-12 Player of the Week... Ranked No. 1 in the nation in singles on Feb. 12... Won the Freeman Memorial Singles Championship, beating UNC's #11 Gina Suarez-Malaguti... Seeded No. 2 in the NCAA Singles Championships, reaching the Round of 32... Went 31-5 overall in singles, going 17-1 in dual matches with her only dual-match loss coming to Nicole Gibbs of Stanford in the NCAA Team Round of 16... Played primarily at the No. 1 position, going 11-1 there and 6-0 at No. 2... In doubles, went 38-2 overall, including a 16-2 mark in dual matches... Went 37-1 with Christian, 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 (1-0, 1-0) and Valeria Pulido (0-1, 0-1)... Entered the 2013 spring season ranked No. 1 in the nation in doubles with Christian following their run to a second straight ITA National Indoor Doubles Championship in the fall, and ranked No. 17 in the nation in singles... Went 9-3 in singles in the fall, reaching the ITA Southwest Regional final and the quarterfinals of the ITA National Indoor... Went 9-0 in doubles with Christian in the fall, winning the ITA/Riviera All-American Doubles Championship as well.
2011-12: Santamaria finished her freshman season ranked No. 13 in the nation in ITA singles and No. 3 in doubles with partner Kaitlyn Christian... 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 singles and doubles... Also named to All-Pac-12 Second Team... Appeared in the NCAA Doubles Round of 32 as the No. 4 seeded team with Christian... Reached the NCAA Singles Quarterfinals, with an upset of No. 8 seed Chelsea Gullickson of Georgia in the First Round... Went 38-8 overall in singles, going 23-2 in dual matches... Went 21-2 at the No. 3 position and was 2-0 at No. 2... Went 3-1 in singles during the NCAA Team Tournament, named to NCAA All-Tournament Team for the No. 3 singles position... In doubles, was 34-13 overall, going 15-9 in dual matches... Was 14-9 at the No. 1 position and 33-13 overall with Christian... Also was 1-0 with Danielle Lao... Entered the spring ranked No. 18 in singles and No. 3 in doubles with Christian... Won the ITA Regional Singles Championship, beating teammate Zoë Scandalis in the final... Also reached the ITA Regional doubles final with Christian before going on to become the become the first-ever USC team -- male or female -- to win the ITA National Indoor Doubles Championship... Entered the fall unranked in singles and No. 18 in doubles with Christian... Won the ITF Evansville Open doubles title over the summer.
HIGH SCHOOL: Santamaria led Campbell Hall High to back-to-back CIF Division I team championships while also winning the CIF Southern Section singles title in 2010 and doubles title in 2009... At Campbell Hall in North Hollywood, Calif., she was a four-time LA Daily News Player of the Year and a two-time All-American... Also named Southern California High School Player of the Year in 2010 and was the 2011 CalHi Sports Female Athlete of the Year... Was rated the No. 1 recruit in the nation by tennisrecruiting.net... Career best WTA singles ranking was 819, and was 797 in doubles... Won 2008 ITF Panama Bowl doubles title and back-to-back $10,000 pro circuit doubles titles... Placed third in the 14s at the 2007 Easter Bowl... Represented the United States at the 2007 Bonnebelle Cup and 2007 North American Junior Challenger... Also competed for Southern California at the 2007 Maze Cup and the Fed Cup in 2008 and 2009... An honor student.
PERSONAL: Sabrina Ashley Vida Santamaria was born Feb. 24, 1993... Daughter of Ivan and Anneli... Has one half-brother, Ivan... Has always wanted to win a national championship at USC... Has been involved with Amnesty International... Hopes to travel to Greece... Majoring in human biology and hopes to pursue a degree in kinesiology and go on to graduate school for medicine or physical therapy.
SANTAMARIA's CAREER STATISTICS SINGLES DOUBLES Overall Dual Matches Overall Dual Matches Year W L Pct. W L Pct. W L Pct. W L Pct. 2012 38 8 .826 23 2 .920 34 13 .723 15 9 .625 2013 31 5 .861 17 1 .944 38 2 .950 16 2 .889 TOTALS 69 13 .841 40 3 .930 72 15 .828 31 11 .738