Women's Tennis
    Maria Sanchez Bound For Freeman Singles Final

    Jan. 15, 2011

    LAS VEGAS, NEV. - USC's Maria Sanchez has another title match ahead, as the senior has powered into the singles championship at the Freeman Memorial in Las Vegas. She'll also get prepped for a doubles semifinal tomorrow, thanks to her win alongside freshman Kaitlyn Christian in today's doubles quarters.

    The top seed in the singles draw, Sanchez has earned herself a slot against the No. 2 seed, Olivia Janowicz of Florida. Today, Sanchez gutted out a 6-3, 5-7, 6-2 win over Nicole Gibbs of Stanford in the semifinals to solidify her place in the championship. Full USC results from the past two days of action in Las Vegas are below:

    FREEMAN MEMORIAL TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS (Las Vegas, Nev.)

    FLIGHT ONE SINGLES
    Round of 32 - Jan. 14
    [1] Maria Sanchez (USC) def. Trudie du Toit (ORE) -- 6-0, 6-2
    [6] Kelcy McKenna (ASU) def. Cristala Andrews (USC) -- 6-2, 6-2
    Kaitlyn Christian (USC) def. Carolyn McVeigh (STAN) -- 6-2, 7-5

    Round of 16 - Jan. 14
    [1] Maria Sanchez (USC) def. Adrienn Hidvegi (UNLV) -- 6-3, 6-4
    [2] Olivia Janowicz (FLA) def. Kaitlyn Christian (USC) -- 6-3, 6-4

    Quarterfinals - Jan. 15
    [1] Maria Sanchez (USC) def. Michelle Brycki (ASU) - 6-2, 6-2

    Semifinals - Jan. 15
    [1] Maria Sanchez (USC) def. Nicole Gibbs (STAN) - 6-3, 5-7, 6-2

     

     

    Championship - Jan. 16
    [1] Maria Sanchez (USC) vs. [2] Olivia Janowicz (FLA)

    FLIGHT TWO SINGLES
    First Round - Jan. 14
    Lana Buttner (ORE) def. Hayley Miller (USC) -- 5-7, 7-5, 6-1

    FLIGHT ONE DOUBLES
    Round of 16 - Jan. 14
    Pavlovic/Maskaljun (UNLV) def. Andrews/Miller (USC) -- 8-4
    [3] Christian/Sanchez (USC) def. Durisic/Lyons (UNC) -- 9-7

    Quarterfinals - Jan. 15
    [3] Christian/Sanchez (USC) def. McVeigh/Tan (STAN) - 8-6