Women's Tennis
    Women of Troy Keep Rolling In Ojai

    Gabriella DeSimone pinned up two more straight-set wins on the invitational side.

    April 27, 2012

    OJAI, CALIF. - The USC women's tennis team has a full set of doubles pairs going through to tomorrow's Pac-12 Quarterfinals after strong wins in today's first-round doubles action in Ojai, Calif.

    Zoe Scandalis was the only Trojan to make it through the morning's Round of 16 in the championship singles draw. Danielle Lao was upended by Cal's Annet Schutting, and Sabrina Santamaria fell to another Bear, Annie Goransson. Scandalis had bumped herself into the quarterfinals with a 6-1, 6-3 win over Utah's #52 Anastasia Putilina to line up against Stanford's #57 Stacey Tan. Tan managed the win in the quarterfinals, however, topping Scandalis 6-4, 6-4 to wrap up the day's action for the Trojan contingent.

    USC's trio of doubles duos made a clean run through the first round of play to take quarterfinal slots tomorrow. No. 3 seeded Christian/Santamaria pulled off a tight 9-7 win over Bruin opponents today to face an Oregon pair tomorrow. USC's Lao/Ramos beat out Arizona's #34-ranked Marks/Smyth by the same score, and take on No. 2 seeded Goransson/Schutting of Cal in tomorrow's quarterfinals. By comparison, Pulido/Scandalis breezed through their first round foes with an 8-1 win over a Washington team, moving into a battle with No. 4 seeded Bruiins Dolehide/Montez tomorrow.

    In invitational action, USC's Gabriella DeSimone and Valeria Pulido each tallied two straight-set wins to roll on to tomorrow's singles semifinals. DeSimone will face Arizona's Sarah Landsman, and Pulido faces either ASU's Leighann Sahagun or Utah's Natasha Smith.

    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 - Friday, April 27
    [6] #13 Zoë Scandalis (USC) def. #52 Anastasia Putilina (UTAH) - 6-1, 6-3
    #83 Annie Goransson (CALdef. [8] #28 Sabrina Santamaria (USC) - 6-2, 7-5
    #96 Anett Schutting (CAL) def. [7] #17 Danielle Lao (USC) - 6-3, 6-3

    Quarterfinals - Saturday, April 28
    #57 Stacey Tan (STAN) def. [6] #13 Zoë Scandalis (USC) - 6-4, 6-4

    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 - Friday, April 27
    [3] Julija Lukac (WASH) def. Alison Ramos (USC) - 6-3, 6-4
    [8] Valeria Pulido (USC) def. Debora Castany (ARIZ) - 6-0, 6-1
    Gabriella DeSimone (USC)def. Sofia Hager (ORE) - 6-3, 6-3

    Quarterfinals - Friday, April 27
    [8] Valeria Pulido (USC) def. Olga Musilovich (WSU) - 6-4, 6-2
    Gabriella DeSimone (USC) def. [7] Charlotte Koning (WSU) - 6-2, 6-3

    Semifinals - Saturday, April 28
    [8] Valeria Pulido (USC) vs. [8] Leighann Sahagun (ASU) / Natasha Smith (UTAH) - 11:30 a.m.
    Gabriella DeSimone (USC)vs. [5] Sarah Landsman (ARIZ) - 11:30 a.m.

    PAC-12 CHAMPIONSHIP DOUBLES
    Round of 16 - Friday, April 27
    [3] #4 Christian/Santamaria (USC) def. Anderson/van Nguyen (UCLA) - 9-7
    #54 Pulido/Scandalis (USC) def. Nemcevic/Shimizu (WASH) - 8-1
    Lao/Ramos (USC) def. #34 Marks/Smyth (ARIZ) - 9-7

    Quarterfinals - Saturday, April 28
    [3] #4 Christian/Santamaria (USC) vs. Hager/Skowronski (ORE) - 9 a.m.
    #54 Pulido/Scandalis (USC) vs. [4] #9 Dolehide/Montez (UCLA) - 9 a.m.
    Lao/Ramos (USC) vs. [2] #5 Goransson/Schutting (CAL) - 9 a.m.