Women's Tennis
    Maria Sanchez Sweeps At Freeman Memorial

    Jan. 16, 2011

    LAS VEGAS, NEV. - USC women's tennis made it a championship sweep at the Freeman Memorial Championships in Las Vegas this weekend. Senior Maria Sanchez reigned supreme across the board with a winning run to the singles title as well as the doubles crown alongside freshman teammate Kaitlyn Christian.

    Ranked No. 3 in the nation on the singles side, Maria Sanchez snagged the top seed in the singles draw at the Freeman Memorial. The senior served up straight-set wins to all opponents except her semifinal foe Nicole Gibbs of Stanford. But once that win was under her belt, it was cruise control for Sanchez in today's title match. Sanchez topped No. 2 seed Olivia Janowicz of Florida with a smooth 6-3, 6-0 win to claim the singles crown for the USC senior.

    Next, it was over to the doubles courts to team back up with freshman Kaitlyn Christian as the draw's No. 3 seeded team in the mix. Christian/Sanchez were all business as they took on Bruins Jones/Johansson and posted a powerful 8-4 win over the UCLA pair in today's championship match to lock in on another title for the Trojans.

    Full USC results from the Freeman Memorial are below.

    Also listed below are the USC results from the National Collegiate Tennis Classic, where Danielle Lao reached the singles semifinals, and USC had two doubles teams in the semifinals.

    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) def. [2] Olivia Janowicz (FLA) - 6-3, 6-0

    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

    Semifinals - Jan. 16
    [3] Christian/Sanchez (USC) def. [2] McKenna/Hein (ASU) - 8-4

    Championship - Jan. 16
    [3] Christian/Sanchez (USC) def. [4] Jones/Johansson (UCLA) - 8-4

    ADDED MATCHES (Jan. 15)
    Elizabeth Ecker (STAN) def. Hayley Miller (USC) - 6-4, 6-2

    NATIONAL COLLEGIATE TENNIS CLASSIC (La Quinta, Calif.)

    SINGLES
    First Round - Jan. 14
    Ana Maria Constantinescu (OU) def. Lyndsay Kinstler (USC) - 7-6, 7-5
    Alison Ramos (USC) def. Krista Damico (UT) - 6-2, 4-6, 6-1
    Danielle Lao (USC) - bye
    Pamela Montez (UCLA) def. Valeria Pulido (USC) - 6-0, 6-2

    Round of 16 - Jan. 14
    Zoe DeBruyker (UNC) def. Alison Ramos (USC) - 6-3, 6-4
    Danielle Lao (USC) def. Amanda Craddock (UT) - 6-7, 7-5, 6-2

    Quarterfinals - Jan. 15
    Danielle Lao (USC) def. Mallory Burdette (STAN) - 6-3, 6-4

    Semifinals - Jan. 15
    Diana Nakic (BAY) def. Danielle Lao (USC) - 6-4, 6-1

    CONSOLATION SINGLES
    First Round - Jan. 14
    Valeria Pulido (USC) - bye
    Lyndsay Kinstler (USC) def. Maya Zein (UT) - 7-5, 6-2

    Second Round - Jan. 15
    Valeria Pulido (USC) def. Amanda Craddock (UT) - 6-3, 6-1
    Caroline Larson (UT) def. Alison Ramos (USC) - 7-5, 6-2
    Lyndsay Kinstler (USC) def. Gina Suarez (UNC) - def. (inj)

    Quarterfinals - Jan. 15
    Valeria Pulido (USC) def. Haley Hemm (UNC) - 6-3, 6-0
    Krista Damico (UT) def. Lyndsay Kinstler - 7-5, 6-3

    Semifinals - Jan. 16
    Valeria Pulido (USC) vs. Caroline Larsson (UT) - not played

    DOUBLES
    First Round - Jan. 14
    Kinstler/Lao (USC) def. Stonr/Suarez (UNC) - def. (inj)
    Pulido/Ramos (USC) - bye

    Quarterfinals - Jan. 15
    Kinstler/Lao (USC) def. Damico/Ellis (UT) - 8-3
    Pulido/Ramos (USC) def. Constatinescu/Piet Huet (OU) - 8-2

    Semifinals - Jan. 16
    Barte/Burdette (STAN) def. Kinstler/Lao (USC) - 8-2
    Dolehide/Remynse (UCLA) def. Pulido/Ramos (USC) - 8-6