Women's Tennis
    Semifinal Spots For Women of Troy At Pac-12 Championships
    Giuliana Olmos has a spot in doubles and singles semifinals tomorrow.
    Giuliana Olmos has a spot in doubles and singles semifinals tomorrow.

    April 25, 2014

    OJAI, CALIF. -- The USC women's tennis team has divided and conquered out at the Pac-12 Championships in Ojai, Calif., this week, with Women of Troy taking semifinal spots in all four draws. On the Championship side of the coin, Zoë Scandalis is through to the singles semifinals tomorrow thanks to a takedown of the No. 2 seed today in the quarterfinals. In doubles, Kaitlyn Christian and Giuliana Olmos tallied two lopsided wins today to also move into tomorrow's semifinals. In Invitational action, Olmos has stayed on a straight-set roll into the singles semifinal round there, while Brynn Boren and Scandalis, too, have proved powerful in invitational doubles as they have made a move into the semis as well.

    FOLLOW ALONG AT PAC-12 CENTRAL

    After two strong wins in yesterday's opening rounds of singles play, No. 6 seeded and #27 ranked Zoë Scandalis was up against the No. 2 seeded and #13 ranked Chanelle Van Nguyen in today's quarterfinal round. Scandalis was up to the challenge. The junior pulled off a tiebreaker in the first set and then hit cruise control in the second for a 7-6 (1), 6-1 win over the Bruin to advance. Scandalis will go up against Cal's No. 3 seed Anett Schutting, who ranks #19 in the nation, at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow in the semifinals.

    In doubles, back-to-back Pac-12 doubles champ Kaitlyn Christian is back to her winning ways, although with a new partner in Giuliana Olmos following a season-ending injury to teammate Sabrina Santamaria. The pairing is working well, as Christian/Olmos plugged in two decisive wins today in the first two rounds. The Trojan duo now advances to tomorrow's 9 a.m. semifinals against UCLA's Dolehide/Van Nguyen.

     

     

    Ranked #70 in singles, Olmos also was in action today in the Invitational singles draw, along with Gabriella DeSimone. DeSimone was up against #60 Maegan Manasse in this morning's quarterfinals, taking a 6-2, 6-1 loss to the Golden Bear. Olmos, meanwhile, served up a 6-0, 6-2 win over ASU's Leighann Sahagun today to move into tomorrow's 10:30 a.m. semifinal against #52 Caroline Doyle of Stanford.

    And in invitational doubles play, Boren and Scandalis blasted two opponents today to take a spot in tomorrow morning's semifinal against Utah's Gerstner Da Rosa/Richter. USC also had DeSimone/Katz and Keating/Reede entered in the invitational doubles draw, but both pairs lost in today's Round of 16.

    Complete USC results and schedule below:

    2014 PAC-12 CHAMPIONSHIP (Ojai, Calif.)

    PAC-12 CHAMPIONSHIP SINGLES
    Round of 32 -- Thursday, April 24
    Kaitlyn Christian (USC) def. Callie Craig (UTAH) - 6-4, 6-1
    Brynn Boren (USC) def. #108 Kim Stubbe (ARIZ) - 7-5, 4-6, 6-1
    [6] #27 Zoë Scandalis (USC) def. #68 Stephanie Vlad (ASU) - 6-0, 6-1

    Round of 16 - Thursday, April 24
    [1] #11 Jennifer Brady (UCLA) def. Kaitlyn Christian (USC) - 6-1, 6-4
    [5] #25 Lynn Chi (CAL) def. Brynn Boren (USC) - 6-1, 6-3
    [6] #27 Zoë Scandalis (USC) def. #101 Tereza Bekerova (UTAH) - 6-4, 6-4

    Quarterfinals - Friday, April 25
    [6] #27 Zoë Scandalis (USC) def. [2] #13 Chanelle Van Nguyen (UCLA) - 7-6 (1), 6-1

    Semifinals - Saturday, April 26
    [6] #27 Zoë Scandalis (USC) vs. [3] #19 Anett Schutting (CAL) - 10:30 a.m.

    PAC-12 INVITATIONAL SINGLES
    Round of 32 - Thursday, April 24
    [3] #70 Giuliana Olmos (USC) def. Courtney Dolehide (UCLA) - 6-4, 6-3
    [6] #99 Zoë Katz (USC) def. Olga Musilovich (WSU) - 6-3, 6-4
    [7] Gabriella DeSimone (USC) def. Gussie O'Sullivan (ASU) - 7-6 (1), 6-1

    Round of 16 - Thursday, April 24
    [3] #70 Giuliana Olmos (USC) def. Lina Akesson (ORE) - 6-0, 6-2
    Riko Shimizu (WASH) def. [6] #99 Zoë Katz (USC) - 0-6, 6-2, 6-2
    [7] Gabriella DeSimone (USC) def. Sarah Richter (UTAH) - 6-0, 6-3

    Quarterfinals - Friday, April 25
    [3] #70 Giuliana Olmos (USC) def. Leighann Sahagun (ASU) - 6-0, 6-2
    [2] #60 Maegan Manasse (CAL) def. [7] Gabriella DeSimone (USC) - 6-2, 6-1

    Semifinals - Saturday, April 26
    [3] #70 Giuliana Olmos (USC) vs. [1] #52 Caroline Doyle (STAN) - 10:30 a.m.

    PAC-12 CHAMPIONSHIP DOUBLES
    Round of 16 - Friday, April 25
    Christian/Olmos (USC) def. Leenknecht/Luzina (WSU) - 8-2

    Quarterfinals - Friday, April 25
    Christian/Olmos (USC) def. Bekerova/Miles (UTAH) - 8-1

    Semifinals - Saturday, April 26
    Christian/Olmos (USC) vs. Dolehide/Van Nguyen (UCLA) - 9 a.m.

    PAC-12 INVITATIONAL DOUBLES
    Round of 16 - Friday, April 25
    [1] Craig/Pham (UTAH) def. DeSimone/Katz (USC) - 8-6
    [4] Doyle/Herring (STAN) def. Keating/Reede (USC) - 8-0
    [3] Boren/Scandalis (USC) def. Hendrikx/Oldham (ARIZ) - 8-2

    Quarterfinals - Friday, April 25
    [3] Boren/Scandalis (USC) def. Osborne/Panoho (ASU) - 8-1

    Semifinals - Saturday, April 26
    [3] Boren/Scandalis (USC) vs. [2] Gerstner Da Rosa/Richter (UTAH) - 9 a.m.