Women's Tennis
    Lao And Scandalis Are Singles Champs

    Zoe Scandalis topped the nation's No. 1 player today to win the Freeman Memorial championship.

    Jan. 15, 2012

    In two different states today, two different Women of Troy reigned supreme in singles action. USC freshman Zoe Scandalis delivered an upset blow to the top-ranked player in the nation as she gutted out a 6-7 (8), 7-6 (5), 6-3 comeback win over Stanford's #1 Mallory Burdette to win it all at the Freeman Memorial in Las Vegas. Meanwhile, in La Quinta, Calif., USC junior Danielle Lao defeated top-seeded and #29 ranked Emily Fraser with a decisive second set in a 7-6 (5), 6-0 win to claim the singles crown at the National Collegiate Tennis Classic.

    Also in title match action today was Trojan doubles pair Kaitlyn Christian and Sabrina Santamaria. The sophomore-freshman combination worked into today's doubles final at the Freeman Memorial with an 8-4 win over UCLA's Anderson/Morton. In the championship, the Trojan duo faced another Bruin combination in Montez/Dolehide. Christian/Santamaria were unable to pull out the win, however, taking an 8-4 loss to finish as runners-up in the doubles draw.

    Complete USC results from the Freeman Memorial and National Collegiate Classic are below.

    FREEMAN MEMORIAL TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS (Las Vegas, Nev.)
    SINGLES
    Round of 32 - Jan. 13
    #99 Kaitlyn Christian (USC) def. Gina Suarez-Malaguti (UNC) -- 6-3, 6-1
    [8] #44 Zoe DeBruycker (UNC) def. Valeria Pulido (USC) -- 4-6, 6-1, 6-4
    [4] #18 Sabrina Santamaria (USC) def. Caroline Hitimana (FLA) -- 6-3, 6-3
    [5] #19 Zoë Scandalis (USC) def. Michelle Brycki (ASU) -- 6-4, 5-7, 6-4

     

     

    Round of 16 - Jan. 13
    [2] #8 Robin Anderson (UCLA) def. #99 Kaitlyn Christian (USC) -- 6-2, 6-3
    [4] #18 Sabrina Santamaria (USC) def. #62 McCall Jones (UCLA) -- 6-2, 3-6, 6-3
    [5] #19 Zoë Scandalis (USC) def. #66 Mary Clayton (DUKE) -- 2-6, 6-2, 6-2

    Quarterfinals - Jan. 14
    [4] #18 Sabrina Santamaria (USC) def. [6] #38 Hanna Mar (DUKE) - 6-1, 6-1
    [5] #19 Zoë Scandalis (USC) def. Lucia Batta (UNLV) - 7-5, 5-7, 6-1

    Semifinals - Jan. 14
    [1] #1 Mallory Burdette (STAN) def. [4] #18 Sabrina Santamaria (USC) - 6-4, 6-3
    [5] #19 Zoë Scandalis (USC) def. [2] #8 Robin Anderson (UCLA) - 6-0, 6-2

    Championship - Jan. 15
    [5] #19 Zoë Scandalis (USC) def. [1] #1 Mallory Burdette (STAN) - 6-7 (8), 7-6 (5), 6-3

    CONSOLATION SINGLES
    Carling Seguso (UCLA) def. Valeria Pulido (USC) -- 6-3, 6-1
    Kaitlyn Christian (USC) def. Gorny (DUKE) - 6-1, 6-4
    Simmons (ASU) def. Valeria Pulido (USC) - 6-4, 2-6, 7-6
    Kaitlyn Christian (USC) def. Mar (DUKE) - 6-0, 6-3

    DOUBLES
    Round of 16 - Jan. 13
    [2] #3 Kaitlyn Christian / Sabrina Santamaria (USC) def. Gorny/Turewicz (DUKE) -- 9-7
    Valeria Pulido / Zoë Scandalis (USC) def. [1] #1 Burdette/Gibbs (STAN) -- 8-3

    Quarterfinals - Jan. 14
    [2] #3 Kaitlyn Christian / Sabrina Santamaria (USC) def. Cercone/Janowicz (FLA) - 8-6
    Clayton/Goldfield (DUKE) def. Valeria Pulido / Zoë Scandalis (USC) - 8-5

    Semifinals - Jan. 15
    [2] #3 Kaitlyn Christian / Sabrina Santamaria (USC) def. [3] #12 Anderson/Morton (UCLA) - 8-4

    Championship - Jan. 15
    [3] #23 Montez/Dolehide (UCLA) def. [2] #3 Kaitlyn Christian / Sabrina Santamaria (USC) - 8-4

    CONSOLATION DOUBLES
    Sahugan/J. Smith (ASU) def. Pulido/Scandalis (USC) - 9-8

    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] #42 Danielle Lao (USC) def. [1] #29 Emily Fraser (UVA) - 7-6 (5), 6-0

    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
    [1] Fraser/Xi (UVA) def. [4] Lao/Ramos (USC) - 8-6

    CONSOLATION SINGLES
    Alison Ramos (USC) def. Yumiko Justin (FreSt) - 6-4, 6-1
    Annat Rabinovich (TEX) def. Alison Ramos (USC) 6-4, 2-6, 1-0 (10-7)
    Gabriella DeSimone (USC) def. Julianna Gajic (TEX) - 6-3, 3-6, 1-0 (10-5)
    Kristina Smith (UCI) def. Alison Ramos (USC) - 6-1, 6-4
    Krista Damico (TEX) def. Gabriella DeSimone (USC) - 6-2, 6-2