No. 12 USC Women Wrap Up WSU 4-1|
March 29, 2014
LOS ANGELES, CALIF. -- The No. 12 USC women's tennis team cruised through another conference foe as the Women of Troy wrapped up a 4-1 win over visiting No. 53 Washington State today at Marks Stadium. The Trojans held their ground in doubles and ended the day by stringing together three straight singles wins, capped by a clincher from Gabriella DeSimone on court three for the junior's ninth straight singles win. USC is now 14-4 overall and a perfect 5-0 in Pac-12 play with today's win.
The doubles scene featured two new pairings, with Brynn Boren teaming up with Giuliana Olmos at the No. 1 slot and Zoë Katz pairing with Casey Reede on court three for Reede's first-ever competition as a Trojan. The relatively veteran pair of Gabriella DeSimone and Zoë Scandalis would come through with the clinching win in doubles, as that duo followed up Boren/Olmos' 8-5 win on court one with an 8-6 decision at the No. 2 spot. That suspended action on court three, where Katz and Reede were trailing their opponents.
In singles action, another Trojan stepped on court for her first competition at USC. A transfer from Ole Miss, Paige Keating took to court six today to face WSU's Charlotte Koning. The Cougar was in control of that one, however, delivering a 6-0, 6-0 decision that put WSU on the board in locking up the match 1-1. The Trojans were at the ready with their response. On court four, #69 Giuliana Olmos won the first nine games of her match against Olga Musilovich, and stayed in the driver's seat to post a 6-0, 6-3 win and take USC to a 2-1 advantage.
Senior Brynn Boren, meanwhile, surrendered only a single game in each set to Lize Leenknecht for a 6-1, 6-1 win that made it 3-1 Trojans. At the No. 3 spot, Gabriella DeSimone brought home the win on the junior's 6-1, 6-4 win over Maria Biryukova, and that wrapped up the action at Marks Stadium for the day.
The Women of Troy take their perfect Pac-12 record on the road next week with a trip through the Bay Area. USC will first visit California in a 1:30 p.m. match on Friday (April 4) before heading over to Stanford to take on the Cardinal at 12 p.m. on Saturday (April 5).
#12 USC 4, #53 Washington State 1