Women's Tennis
    Danielle Lao Reaches NCTC Singles Final

    Danielle Lao has at least one title match on the docket for Sunday.

    Jan. 15, 2012

    LA QUINTA, CALIF. -- USC junior Danielle Lao has a big day ahead, having worked her way into the singles title match and the doubles semifinals with teammate Alison Ramos after a winning Saturday out at the National Collegiate Tennis Classic.

    The No. 3 seed in the singles draw, Lao has powered her way into Sunday's final against top-seeded Emily Fraser of Virginia. To get there, Lao dispatched Texas' Elizabeth Begley and Fresno State's Katarena Pallivets with matching 6-1, 6-1 decisions. In the semifinals, Lao outlasted Virginia's Li Xi with a 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 three-setter to punch her ticket to the title match.

    In doubles, Lao teamed up with Alison Ramos as the No. 4 seeded pair, punching through the first two rounds to earn a semifinal slot against top-seeded Fraser/Zi of Virginia today.

    Complete USC results from the NCTC are below.

    NATIONAL COLLEGIATE TENNIS CLASSIC (La Quinta, Calif.)
    SINGLES
    Round of 32 - Jan. 13
    Alex Martin (TEX) def. Alison Ramos (USC) - 6-4, 6-3
    [3] Danielle Lao (USC) - bye
    Gabriella DeSimone (USC) def. Annat Rabinovich (TEX) - 6-3, 6-0

    Round of 16 - Jan. 13
    [3] Danielle Lao (USC) def. Elizabeth Begley (TEX) - 6-1, 6-1
    Li Xi (UVA) def. Gabriella DeSimone (USC) - 6-4, 6-3

    Quarterfinals - Jan. 14
    [3] Danielle Lao (USC) def. Katarena Pallivets (FresSt) - 6-1, 6-1

    Semifinals - Jan. 14
    [3] Danielle Lao (USC) def. Li Xi (UVA) - 6-2, 4-6, 6-3

     

     

    Championship - Jan. 15
    [3] Danielle Lao (USC) vs. [1] Emily Fraser (UVA) -

    DOUBLES
    Round of 16 - Jan. 14
    [4] Lao/Ramos (USC) def. Rabinovich/Weigand (TEX) - 8-1

    Quarterfinals - Jan. 14
    [4] Lao/Ramos (USC) def. Ellis/Gaytan - 8-5

    Semifinals - Jan. 15
    [4] Lao/Ramos (USC) vs. [1] Fraser/Xi (UVA) -

    CONSOLATION SINGLES
    Alison Ramos (USC) def. Yumiko Justin (FreSt)
    Annat Rabinovich (TEX) def. Alison Ramos (USC) 6-4, 2-6, 1-0 (10-7)