Trojan junior lands another set of academic accolades as an ITA Scholar-Athlete.
Junior wrapped the season ranked No. 20 in the nation in singles to secure All-American status.
Zoë Scandalis leads the pack with All-Academic First Team honors.
Junior lands on the First Team, with two Trojans earning Honorable Mention.
Giuliana Olmos and Zoë Scandalis both win in Athens.
THIS SEASON: Zoë Scandalis enters her third season at USC ranked No. 17 in the nation in ITA singles and No. 54 in doubles with teammate Giuliana Olmos.
2012-13: Scandalis finished her sophomore season ranked No. 24 in the nation in ITA singles and No. 49 in doubles with teammate Gabriella DeSimone... Named to All-Pac-12 Second Team and to the Pac-12 All-Academic First Team... Named Pac-12 Player of the Week on March 19... Reached the doubles final of the National Collegiate Tennis Classic with DeSimone... Went 21-9 overall in singles, going 16-2 in dual matches... Played primarily at the No. 3 position, going 10-2... Also played at No. 1 (2-0) and No. 2 (4-0)... Reached the NCAA Singles Round of 32... Won all three singles matches in the NCAA Team Tournament... In doubles, went 22-13 overall, going 11-6 in dual matches... Went 17-11 overall with DeSimone, going 7-5 in dual matches (6-4 at No. 2, 1-1 at No. 1)... Also paired with Giuliana Olmos (4-2, 3-1) and Ellie Yates (1-0, 1-0)... Entered the 2013 spring season ranked No. 19 in the nation in singles and No. 13 in doubles with DeSimone... Went 4-3 in fall singles, reaching the semifinals of the ITA/Riviera All-American, and 9-5 in doubles in the fall with DeSimone... Highest singles ranking was No. 7 in the preseason... Ranked as high as No. 13 in doubles with DeSimone on Jan. 3.
2011-12: Scandalis finished her freshman season ranked No. 11 in the nation in ITA singles and No. 53 in doubles with partner Valeria Pulido... Named the ITA National Player to Watch... Also an ITA All-American in singles and named to USTA Collegiate Team... Named to All-Pac-12 First Team and was Pac-12 Player of the Week on Jan. 23... Also beat Stanford's Mallory Burdette to win the Freeman Memorial Singles Championship... Went 36-14 overall in singles, going 14-9 in dual matches, all at the No. 1 position... In doubles, was 22-13 overall and 17-9 in dual matches... Was 19-11 overall with Pulido, going 17-8 in dual matches with a 9-2 record at No. 3, 7-7 at No. 2 and 1-0 at No. 1... Also was 2-1 with Gabriella DeSimone and 1-1 with Alison Ramos... Entered the spring ranked No. 19 in the nation in singles... In the fall, reached the ITA Regional Singles final, falling to teammate Sabrina Santamaria... Started her USC career with seven straight singles wins to work through ITA/Riviera prequalifying and into the Round of 16... Beat both the No. 147 and No. 210 ranked WTA players in tournaments over the summer.
HIGH SCHOOL: Scandalis won a league title and reached the CIF section singles final as a freshman at San Pasqual High in Escondido, Calif.... Was named to the 2007 North County Times First Team... Played just one season at San Pasqual... Posted an 18-3 record at the junior level in 2010... Reached final of the 2010 ITF Claremont... Won 2010 Pilot Pen championship... Was the 2010 Hard Court National Open champion in both singles and doubles... An honor student.
PERSONAL: Zoë Gwen Scandalis was born Sept. 21, 1993... Daughter of Aneesa Baker and Will Scandalis and stepfather Dewain Baker... Has one brother, Eli... Her father Will was a professional triathlete... Mother Aneesa played lacrosse and rugby at Johns Hopkins... Cousin Sania Mirza was the first Indian woman to be seeded in a Grand Slam event, the first Indian to break the WTA top 30 rankings and won the 2009 mixed doubles championship at the Australian Open... Enjoys singing, dancing and going to the beach in her free time... Lists Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Serena Williams as her biggest sports heroes... Would like to travel to Spain... Majoring in political economy, and hopes to pursue a career in sports management and marketing after playing professional tennis after graduation.
SCANDALIS' CAREER STATISTICS SINGLES DOUBLES Overall Dual Matches Overall Dual Matches Year W L Pct. W L Pct. W L Pct. W L Pct. 2012 36 14 .720 14 9 .609 22 13 .629 17 9 .654 2013 21 9 .700 16 2 .889 22 13 .629 11 6 .647 TOTALS 57 23 .713 30 11 .732 44 26 .629 28 15 .651