Women's Tennis
    No. 6 USC Women Blank The Cougars
    Ellie Yates and the Trojans were unstoppable again in this week's winning road trip.
    Ellie Yates and the Trojans were unstoppable again in this week's winning road trip.

    March 23, 2013

    PULLMAN, WASH. -- The No. 6 USC women's tennis team wrapped up its seventh straight win in completing a road sweep with today's 7-0 sweep of host No. 60 Washington State. The Trojans muscled their way through another dominating Pac-12 victory with wins down the line and the clincher coming today from Zoë Scandalis' court three. The win moves USC to 15-2 overall on the year and takes the Trojans to a 4-0 mark in Pac-12 play.

    The Trojans logged the doubles point when Lao/Olmos followed up #1 Christian/Santamaria's solid 8-2 win at the No. 1 spot with a tough 9-7 win on court two. That suspended play on court three, and the teams were off to singles play with USC leading 1-0. The Trojans locked in for singles action, which opened with a 6-0, 6-0 shutout win by USC's #2 Sabrina Santamaria on court two. The top of the Trojan lineup continued to dominate, with #8 Danielle Lao winning next on a 6-1, 7-6 (4) win over Liudmila Vasilieva at the No. 1 spot. That got the Trojans a 3-0 lead, and Zoë Scandalis chugged her way to the clincher with a 6-4, 6-3 win at the No. 3 position.

    The finishing touches came from the bottom half of the USC ladder. #107 Giuliana Olmos had slipped in a tiebreaker in her second set on court four, but she haled strong in her 10-point tiebreak to decide the match, winning 6-4, 6-7 (3), 1-0 (10-8) to make it a 5-0 USC advantage. Ellie Yates converted a straight-set win next from the No. 6 spot, winning 6-3, 6-0 before Kaitlyn Christian topped her WSU opponent 7-5, 6-3 to chisel USC's ninth shutout win of the year in the books.

    USC now returns home to face two more Pac-12 opponents. The Trojans host California at 1:30 p.m. on Friday (March 29) and then takes on Stanford at 12 p.m. on Saturday (March 30) at Marks Stadium.



    #6 USC 7, #60 Washington State 0
    March 23, 2013 - Pullman, Wash.
    (1) #1 Christian/Santamaria (USC) def. Vasilieva/Googe (WSU) - 8-2
    (2) Olmos/Lao (USC) def. Musilovich/Kankaras (WSU) - 9-7
    (3) Scandalis/Pulido (USC) vs. Koning/Luzina (WSU) - 7-6 DNF
    USC wins doubles point.
    Order of finish: 1, 2
    (1) #8 Danielle Lao (USC) def. Liudmila Vasilieva (WSU) - 6-1, 7-6 (4)
    (2) #2 Sabrina Santamaria (USC) def. Ksenia Googe (WSU) - 6-0, 6-0
    (3) #27 Zoe Scandalis (USC) def. Elizaveta Luzina (WSU) - 6-4, 6-3*
    (4) #107 Giuliana Olmos (USC) def. Olga Musilovich (WSU) - 6-4, 6-7 (3), 1-0 (10-8)
    (5) Kaitlyn Christian (USC) def. Charlotte Koning (WSU) - 7-5, 6-3
    (6) Ellie Yates (USC) def. Dajana Ognjenovic (WSU) - 6-3, 6-0
    Order of finish: 2, 1, 3, 4, 6, 5