Women's Tennis
    USC Women Sweep Pac-12 Invitational Singles And Doubles Titles

    Meredith Xepoleas won her 17th straight singles match to claim the Pac-12 Invitational title.
    April 26, 2015

    OJAI, CALIF. -- USC freshman Meredith Xepoleas steamrolled her way to the Pac-12 Invitational Singles championship today, winning her 17th consecutive singles match and fifth straight-set victory of the tournament to claim the crown in Ojai, Calif. Just a few hours later, USC captured another crown when doubles duo Gabriella DeSimone and Zoë Katz tacked up a win in the Invitational Doubles title match.

    Xepoleas follows in the footsteps of teammate Giuliana Olmos, who won the invitational title last season. This year, Xepoleas was a machine in the invitational draw. Seeded No. 2 in the bracket, Xepoleas' tightest match was her first, an otherwise smooth 6-3, 6-4 win in the Round of 32. From there, Xepoleas would surrender only two games in each of her next two matches, then pinned up a 6-2, 6-2 semifinal win before setting up for today's title match against UCLA's Terri Fleming. The Trojan sophomore dispatched the Bruin 6-2, 6-3 in the final to claim the invitational crown. Xepoleas is the fourth consecutive Trojan to win the Invitational Singles title, following Valeria Pulido (2012), Kaitlyn Christian (2013) and Olmos (2014).

    In the invitational doubles draw, USC's Gabriella DeSimone and Zoë Katz were similarly powerful. The pair had surrendered no more than two games in its previous three matches at the tourney, making today's 8-4 win in the title match the toughest battle of the trip in relation. Still, DeSimone/Katz were largely in control of the final throughout, as they created space against Washington's Gregoire/Shimizu to power on to the 8-4 win and claim the Invitational Doubles title, making it a Trojan sweep of those titles today in Ojai.

     

     

    Complete USC results from Ojai are below.

    2015 PAC-12 WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIPS (Ojai, Calif.)

    Pac-12 Tennis Championship Central

    PAC-12 CHAMPIONSHIP SINGLES
    Round of 32 - Thursday, April 23
    #14 [1] Giuliana Olmos (USC) def. Jena Cheng (UTAH) - 6-0, 6-3
    Donika Bashota (WSU) def. #55 [1] Madison Westby (USC) - 6-4, 4-6, 6-4
    #21 [3] Sabrina Santamaria (USC) def. Elizaveta Luzina (WSU) - 6-3, 6-4
    #45 Zoë Scandalis (USC) def. Tina Bokhua (COLO) - 6-3, 7-5

    Round of 16 - Thursday, April 23
    #14 [1] Giuliana Olmos (USC) def. #109 Krista Hardebeck (STAN) - 7-6, 6-2
    #67 Catherine Harrison (UCLA) def. #21 [3] Sabrina Santamaria (USC) - 6-2, 6-4
    #45 Zoë Scandalis (USC) def. #41 Zsofi Susanyi (CAL) - 6-3, 6-4

    Quarterfinals - Friday, April 24
    #14 [1] Giuliana Olmos (USC) def. #31 [6] Desirae Krawczyk (ASU) - 3-6, 6-3, 6-2
    #45 Zoë Scandalis (USC) def. #18 [2] Chanelle Van Nguyen (UCLA) - 2-6, 6-3, 6-4

    Semifinals - Saturday, April 25
    #25 [4] Karla Fabikova (CAL) def. #14 [1] Giuliana Olmos (USC) - 6-1, 6-2
    #67 Catherine Harrison (UCLA) def. #45 Zoë Scandalis (USC) - ret. (injury)

    PAC-12 CHAMPIONSHIP DOUBLES
    Round of 16 - Friday, April 24
    #20 Olmos/Scandalis (USC) def. Steur/Tiefel (COLO) - 8-3
    Austin/Preston (ARIZ) def. Smith/Westby (USC) - 8-5

    Quarterfinals - Friday, April 24
    #2 [1] Davidson/Zhao (STAN) def. #20 Olmos/Scandalis (USC) - 8-3

    PAC-12 INVITATIONAL SINGLES
    Round of 32 - Thursday, April 23
    #85 [3] Gabby Smith (USC) def. Stephane Lin (CAL) - 6-0, 6-1
    #84 [2] Meredith Xepoleas (USC) def. Lindsey Kostas (STAN) - 6-3, 6-4
    Zoë Katz (USC) def. Kyra Wojcik (COLO) - 6-3, 7-5

    Round of 16 - Thursday, April 23
    #85 [3] Gabby Smith (USC) def. Marlou Kluiving (ORE) - 6-3, 7-5
    #84 [2] Meredith Xepoleas (USC) def. Gussie O'Sullivan (ASU) - 6-0, 6-2
    Zoë Katz (USC) def. #92 [4] Karla Popovic (CAL) - 6-2, 6-3

    Quarterfinals - Friday, April 24
    Terri Fleming (UCLA) def. #85 [3] Gabby Smith (USC) - 7-6 (1), 6-4
    #84 [2] Meredith Xepoleas (USC) def. Alexandra Aiello (COLO) - 6-2, 6-0
    [7] Joanna Smith (ASU) def. Zoë Katz (USC) - 5-7, 6-2, 6-3

    Semifinals - Saturday, April 25
    #84 [2] Meredith Xepoleas (USC) def. [7] Joanna Smith (ASU) - 6-2, 6-2

    Championship - Sunday, April 26
    #84 [2] Meredith Xepoleas (USC) def. Terri Fleming (UCLA) - 6-2, 6-3

    PAC-12 INVITATIONAL DOUBLES
    Round of 16 - Friday, April 24
    #36 [4] DeSimone/Katz (USC) def. Najera-Salas/Rosa (UTAH) - 8-2

    Quarterfinals - Friday, April 24
    #36 [4] DeSimone/Katz (USC) def. Kostas/Tan (STAN) - 8-0

    Semifinals - Saturday, April 25
    #36 [4] DeSimone/Katz (USC) def. [2] Cheng/Richter (STAN) - 8-1

    Championship - Sunday, April 26
    #36 [4] DeSimone/Katz (USC) def. Gregoire/Shimizu (WASH) - 8-4