Women's Tennis
    DeSimone/Katz Fall In NCTC Doubles Title Match

    Zoë Katz and teammate Gabriella DeSimone finished as runners-up at the NCTC in doubles.
    Jan. 19, 2015

    USC's Gabriella DeSimone and Zoë Katz had a powerful run at the National Collegiate Tennis Classc come to a close in the doubles title match, where the Trojans squared off against the No. 6-ranked team in the nation. DeSimone and Katz had already topped the No. 1 team in the land in the quarterfinals, but the final proved to be a bigger battle.

    Up against Stanford's Davidson/Zhao in the title match, DeSimone/Katz were in stride with the highly ranked Cardinal pair. In the end, however, the Stanford duo won out with a 7-5 decision to take the crown. That match wrapped the weekend's action for the Women of Troy, who were split up between the NCTC and the Freeman Memorial for individual competition.

    The Women of Troy now turn to host the ITA Kick-Off Weekend this weekend, bringing to town teams from Pepperdine, Wichita State and Denver from Jan. 24-25. USC will open up against Denver in an 11 a.m. match on Saturday (Jan. 24) to fight for a spot in the championship match at 1 p.m. on Sunday (Jan. 25).

    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
    [3] Jennifer Brady (UCLA) def. [4] #41 Giuliana Olmos (USC) - 7-6, 0-6, 7-5

    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

    Semifinals - Jan. 18
    Carter/Kay (UNC) def. [2] #14 Olmos/Scandalis (USC) - 6-4

    ADDED SINGLES MATCHES:
    #44 Zoë Scandalis (USC) def. Cassandra Vazquez (UNC) - 6-1, 6-2
    Gabby Smith (USC) def. Hristov (TAMU) - 6-4, 6-2
    Zoë Scandalis (USC) def. Mamalat (TAMU) - 7-5, 6-4
    Madison Westby (USC) def. Akkerman (UNC) - 7-6, 6-4

    ADDED DOUBLES MATCHES:
    Mamalat/Hriztov (TAMU) def. Smith/Westby (USC) - 6-3

    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) def. Oppinger/Spinosa (USD) - 6-1

    Championship - Jan. 19
    #6 Davidson/Zhao (STAN) def. DeSimone/Katz (USC) - 7-5

    ADDED SINGLES MATCHES:
    Carol Zhao (STAN) def. Meredith Xepoleas (USC) - 6-2, 6-1
    Zoë Katz (USC) def. Mikayla Merkel-Brink (USD) - 6-2, 6-1
    Marta Stojanovic (USD) def. Meredith Xepoleas (USC) - 6-3, 6-0