Women's Tennis
    USC Women Advance In Pac-12 Play

    Zoë Scandalis was one of USC's first winners today.

    April 26, 2012

    OJAI, CALIF. -- The USC women's tennis team has pushed six Women of Troy through to Round of 16 singles plays after outlasting multiple rain interruptions today in Ojai, Calif. By the time the skies cleared and the day's action wound down, the Trojans had finished up Round of 32 competition. Round of 16 play has been pushed to tomorrow (April 27), when doubles competition also begins.

    USC had three winners in the Pac-12 Championship draw and three more in the Pac-12 Invitational draw. Advancing to tomorrow's respective Round of 16 are No. 6 seed Zoë Scandalis, No. 7 seed Danielle Lao and No. 8 seed Sabrina Santamaria on the championships side, and No. 6 seed Valeria Pulido, Alison Ramos and Gabrielle DeSimone in invitational action. The only Trojan to suffer a setback today was sophomore Kaitlyn Christian.

    Tomorrow's action will also include three USC doubles duos, as No. 3 seed Christian/Santamaria hits the doubles courts along with Pulido/Scandalis and Lao/Ramos.

    Full USC results are below, and complete draws are posted HERE

    PAC-12 CHAMPIONSHIP SINGLES
    Round of 32 -- Thursday, April 26
    [6] #13 Zoë Scandalis (USC) def. Samantha Smith (WASH) -- 6-4, 6-2
    Patricia Skowronski (ORE) def. #72 Kaitlyn Christian (USC) -- 7-6 (3), 6-0
    [8] #28 Sabrina Santamaria (USC) def. Sarah Pham (UTAH) -- 6-0, 6-2
    [7] #17 Danielle Lao (USC) def. Julyette Steur (COLO) -- 6-2, 7-5

     

     

    Round of 16
    [6] #13 Zoë Scandalis (USC) vs. #52 Anastasia Putilina (UTAH)
    [8] #28 Sabrina Santamaria (USC) vs. #83 Annie Goransson (CAL) / Kristina Schleich (COLO)
    [7] #17 Danielle Lao (USC) vs. #47 Lacey Smyth (ARIZ) / #96 Anett Schutting (CAL)

    PAC-12 INVITATIONAL SINGLES
    Round of 32 -- Thursday, April 26
    Alison Ramos (USC) def. Amelia Herring (STAN) -- 6-1, 6-1
    [8] Valeria Pulido (USC) def. Stephany Chang (CAL) -- 6-0, 6-0
    Gabriella DeSimone (USC) def. [2] Courtney Dolehide (UCLA) -- 6-4, 6-3

    Round of 16
    Alison Ramos (USC) vs. [3] Julija Lukac (WASH)
    [8] Valeria Pulido (USC) vs. Debora Castany (ARIZ)
    Gabriella DeSimone (USC) vs. Sofia Hager (ORE)

    PAC-12 CHAMPIONSHIP DOUBLES
    Round of 16 - Friday, April 27
    [3] #4 Christian/Santamaria (USC) vs. Anderson/van Nguyen (UCLA) -- 9 a.m.
    #54 Pulido/Scandalis (USC) vs. Nemcevic/Shimizu (WASH) -- 9 a.m.
    Lao/Ramos (USC) vs. #34 Marks/Smyth (ARIZ) -- 10 a.m.