No. 3 USC Women Keep Colorado Quiet|
March 25, 2012
BOULDER, COLO. -- The No. 3 USC women's tennis team rounded out its winning debut trip through Utah and Colorado with its second shutout of the journey, topping the Buffaloes 7-0 today on a string of straight-set victories in Boulder, Colo. The Trojans improve to 14-2 overall and are now 3-0 in Pac-12 play with today's win.
It was domination down the line for the Trojans over Colorado today, with three solid doubles wins giving way to a run of straight-set singles wins. USC's trusty doubles duos of #4 Christian/Santamaria, #49 Pulido/Scandalis and Lao/Ramos powered the Trojans past the Buffs on the doubles courts. Lao/Ramos have now won five matches in a row together, and today's win was the clincher to haul in the first point of the day for USC.
In singles, Valeria Pulido was all business in her No. 5 position, giving up nothing to Colorado's Carla Manzi Tenorio in a 6-0, 6-0 sweep that marked Pulido's sixth consecutive singles win. On court one, #21 Zoë Scandalis was similarly dominant with her 6-2, 6-0 win over Kristina Schlech, and USC was a win away from securing its victorious Pac-12 road trip. At the No. 4 spot, Gabriella DeSimone sealed the deal on a 6-3, 6-2 win over Erin Sanders to lock the freshman in on her seventh match-clinching singles win of the year. Now up 4-0 in the match, the rest of the Trojan lineup brought it home. Alison Ramos delivered a 6-2, 6-3 win over Ashley Tiefel on court six; #31 Sabrina Santamaria pinned up a 6-2, 6-3 win over Winde Janssens at the No. 2 spot, and #65 Kaitlyn Christian wrapped up the day's action with a 6-0, 6-4 win over Julyette Steur for the 7-0 sweep.
The Women of Troy now return home for two more Pac-12 matches. USC will host Oregon at 1:30 p.m. on Friday (March 30) before taking on Washington at 12 p.m. on Saturday (March 31) at Marks Stadium. USC head coach Richard Gallien enters those matches looking for his 300th career win at USC, currently holding a 299-125 overall record with the Women of Troy.
#3 USC 7, Colorado 0