Women's Tennis
    No. 14 USC Women Deliver Solid 4-0 Sweep Of No. 26 Kentucky

    Giuliana Olmos and Zoë Scandalis pinned up another big doubles win at the No. 1 slot.
    Feb. 7, 2015

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. -- The No. 14 USC women's tennis team bounced back from its first loss of the year with a powerful statement today in the Trojans' consolation match at the ITA National Team Indoor Championships. After yesterday's loss to host Virginia, the Women of Troy regrouped and responded with a 4-0 sweep of No. 26 Kentucky. After nabbing the doubles point, USC pinned up a string of straight-set singles wins, with the clincher coming from freshman Madison Westby on court six to round out the shutout and improve USC to 5-1 overall on the year.

    USC's #14 doubles duo of Giuliana Olmos and Zoë Scandalis had another solid day at the office, holding down their court one spot for another 6-2 win -- this one over Kentucky's Adachi/Dieters to give USC a leg up in the match. The Trojans stayed the course from there, with freshman tandem Gabby Smith and Madison Westby flexing their muscle for a 6-3 victory that secured the doubles point for the Trojans and suspended play on court two for senior-freshman combo Sabrina Santamaria and Meredith Xepoleas.

    In the singles realm, senior #44 Zoë Scandalis rallied and tacked up a decisive 6-4, 6-1 win on court two over Kentucky's #124 Kelsey Dieters to make it 2-0 Trojans. At the No. 4 spot, Sabrina Santamaria -- whose match yesterday was suspended in the third set -- sped to the finish line for a 6-4, 6-2 win over Kirsten Lewis to make it 3-0. Freshman Madison Westby sealed the deal. The #45 Westby rang up her second consecutive singles win in Charlottesville with her 6-4, 6-2 clincher over Kentucky's Morin-Kougoucheff to lock in on the 4-0 win for the Women of Troy. Suspended in action with the decision were #48 Gabby Smith's No. 3 match and fellow freshman Meredith Xepoleas' No. 5 match.

     

     

    The Women of Troy will play one final consolation match tomorrow (Feb. 8) against Michigan at 6:30 p.m. ET.

    TOURNAMENT CENTRAL

    ITA NATIONAL TEAM INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS (Boars Head Sports Club • Charlottesville, Va.)

    Consolation Match
    #14 USC 4, #26 Kentucky 0
    Feb. 7, 2015 - Charlottesville, Va.
    DOUBLES
    (1) #14 Olmos/Scandalis (USC) def. Adachi/Dieters (UK) - 6-2
    (2) Santamaria/Xepoleas (USC) vs. Lederman/Ravita (UK) - 5-5 susp.
    (3) Smith/Westby (UVA) def. Lewis/Morin-Kougoucheff (UK) - 6-3
    USC wins doubles point.
    Order of finish: 1, 3
    SINGLES
    (1) #41 Giuliana Olmos (USC) vs. Nadia Ravita (UK) - 7-5, 3-2 susp.
    (2) #44 Zoë Scandalis (USC) def. #125 Kelsey Dieters (UK) - 6-4, 6-1
    (3) #48 Gabby Smith vs. Mami Adachi (UK) - 6-2, 4-5 susp.
    (4) Sabrina Santamaria (USC) def. Kirsten Lewis (UK) - 6-4, 6-2
    (5) Meredith Xepoleas (USC) vs. Taylor Lederman (UK) - 3-6, 6-1, 3-0 susp.
    (6) #45 Madison Westby (USC) def. E. Morin-Kougoucheff (UK) - 6-4, 6-2*
    Order of finish: 2, 4, 6*