Women's Tennis
    Olmos/Scandalis Shoot Through To Freeman Doubles Semifinals

    Zoë Scandalis and Giuliana Olmos had a great day of doubles today.
    Jan. 17, 2015

    It was another successful day for the Women of Troy doing battle at two different sites. Over at the Freeman Memorial in Las Vegas, USC junior Giuliana Olmos set her up for another day of double duty as she is through to the singles championship match and the doubles semifinals alongside senior teammate Zoë Scandalis tomorrow. Meanwhile, back in California, there will be another USC doubles duo in a semifinal bout. At the National Collegiate Tennis Classic in Palm Springs, USC senior Gabriella DeSimone and sophomore teammate Zoë Katz are on to the semis as well after beating the top team in the nation.

    Olmos paved her way to the singles title match thanks to two impressive wins today. The junior beat the No. 8 seeded Kaitlin Ray of UCLA with a swift 6-1, 6-2 decision in the quarterfinals before knocking off the No. 2 seed in the semifinals. Up against UNC's Hayley Carter, Olmos shrugged off a second-set loss and grabbed the third set to win it 6-3, 1-6, 6-4. There were two more Trojans in the quarterfinals with Olmos, but the two freshmen -- Gabby Smith and Madison Westby -- both fell to their higher seeded opponents.

    The doubles realm was dominated in both states by the Women of Troy. At the NCTC, DeSimone and Katz hit on a ticket to the semis with a 6-4 win over a pair of Bruins, Harrison/McPhillips who rank as the #1 team in the nation. Two more USC pairs were in quarterfinal action in Las Vegas. Freshman pair Smith/Westby took a tight 7-6 loss to the No. 3 seeded team from Tennessee. Olmos and Scandalis -- the No. 2 seeds in the draw -- served up a prompt 6-2 win over a UNLV duo to launch into tomorrow's semifinals.

     

     

    Complete USC results at both events are below.

    FREEMAN MEMORIAL (Fertitta Tennis Complex • Las Vegas, Nev.)

    SINGLES
    First Round - Jan. 16
    [5] #44 Zoë Scandalis (USC) def. Mercedes Lopez (UNLV) - 6-1, 6-2
    [7] #48 Gabby Smith (USC) def. Joanna Henderson (TENN) - 6-1, 6-2
    [4] #41 Guiliana Olmos (USC) def. Cassandra Vazquez (UNC) - 6-3, 6-3
    [6] #45 Madison Westby (USC) def. Paola Artiga (UNLV) - 6-2, 6-2

    Round of 16 - Jan. 16
    Whitney Kay (UNC) def. [5] #44 Zoë Scandalis (USC) 2-6, - 7-6 (20-18), 6-3
    [7] #48 Gabby Smith (USC) def. Marika Akkerman (UNC) - 6-2, 6-1
    [4] #41 Guiliana Olmos (USC) def. Ellen Tsay (STAN) - 6-1, 6-3
    [6] #45 Madison Westby (USC) def. Stefani Hristov (TAMU) - 6-1, 7-6

    Quarterfinals - Jan. 17
    [3] Jennifer Brady (UCLA) def. [7] #48 Gabby Smith (USC) - 6-3, 6-2
    [4] #41 Giuliana Olmos (USC) def. [8] #79 Kaitlin Ray (UCLA) - 6-1, 6-2
    [2] Hayley Carter (UNC) def. [6] #45 Madison Westby (USC) - 6-0, 6-4

    Semifinals - Jan. 17
    [4] #41 Giuliana Olmos (USC) def. [2] Hayley Carter (UNC) - 6-3, 1-6, 6-4

    Championship - Jan. 18
    [4] #41 Giuliana Olmos (USC) vs. [3] Jennifer Brady (UCLA)

    DOUBLES
    First Round - Jan 16
    Smith/Westby (USC) def. Akkerman/Vazquez (UNC) - 6-1
    [2] #14 Olmos/Scandalis (USC) def. Repic/Guevremont (TENN) - 6-3

    Quarterfinals - Jan. 17
    [3] #29 Henderson/Williams (TENN) def. Smith/Westby (USC) - 7-6
    [2] #14 Olmos/Scandalis (USC) def. Kotseva/Shumilina (UNLV) - 6-2

    ADDED MATCHES:
    #44 Zoë Scandalis (USC) def. Cassandra Vazquez (UNC) - 6-1, 6-2

    NATIONAL COLLEGIATE TENNIS CLASSIC (Palm Springs, Calif.)

    SINGLES
    First Round - Jan. 16
    Meredith Xepoleas (USC) def. Jean Runglerdkriangkrai (PEP) - 6-3, 6-4
    #98 Gabriella DeSimone (USC) def. Lindsay Kostas (STAN) - 6-0, 6-2
    #119 Zoë Katz (USC) def. Michaela Capannolo (PEP) - 6-3, 6-3

    Round of 16 - Jan. 16
    Lauren Marker (ARIZ) def. Meredith Xepoleas (USC) - 3-6,6-4,7-5
    #98 Gabriella DeSimone (USC) def. Laurta Gulbe (PEP) - 3-6,6-3,6-4
    Rutuja Bhoslae (TAMU) def. #119 Zoë Katz (USC) - 7-5,6-4

    Quarterfinals - Jan. 17
    Lorraine Guillermo (PEP) def. #98 Gabriella DeSimone (USC) - 6-2, 6-3

    DOUBLES
    First Round - Jan. 16
    DeSimone/Katz (USC) def. Bhoslae/Gavrilovksa (TAMU) - 6-3

    Quarterfinals - Jan. 17
    DeSimone/Katz (USC) def. #1 Harrison/McPhillips (UCLA) - 6-4

    Semifinals - Jan. 18
    DeSimone/Katz (USC) vs. Oppinger/Spinosa (USD)