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    Kaitlyn Christian will have another busy day tomorrow as she pursues another Pac-12 doubles title.
    Kaitlyn Christian will have another busy day tomorrow as she pursues another Pac-12 doubles title.

    April 26, 2013

    OJAI, CALIF. -- USC junior Kaitlyn Christian had another winning day in Ojai today. Christian paired up with teammate Sabrina Santamaria as the top seeds in doubles play and notched two wins to advance to tomorrow's semifinals as the pair pursues back-to-back Pac-12 Doubles championships. Christian also advanced to the invitational draw's singles semifinals with a win today.

    Christian and Santamaria had one of their tightest matches of the year in today's Round of 16, where the Trojan pair pulled out a 9-8 (6) win over UCLA's McPhillips/Van Nguyen to stay alive and well in their defense of the 2012 Pac-12 title. Christian/Santamaria would find a groove from there and topped Cal's Chui/Davis 8-1 in the quarterfinals to advance to tomorrow's semifinals.

    Complete USC results from today's action in Ojai below.

    Pac-12 Championship results and information available here

    2013 Pac-12 Championships (Ojai, Calif.)

    PAC-12 CHAMPIONSHIP SINGLES
    Round of 32 - April 25
    #112 Giuliana Olmos (USC) def. Luda Vasilieva (WSU) - 4-6, 6-0, 7-6 (9)
    Lacey Smith (ARIZ) def. [5] #32 Zoë Scandalis (USC) - 6-0, 6-4
    #76 Gabriella DeSimone (USC) def. Akilah James (ARIZ) - 6-2, 6-4

    Round of 16 - April 25
    [6] Kristie Ahn (STAN) def. #112 Giuliana Olmos (USC) - 6-0, 6-1
    [2] Anett Schutting (CAL) def. #76 Gabriella DeSimone (USC) - 4-3 ret. (inj.)

    PAC-12 CHAMPIONSHIP DOUBLES
    Round of 16 - April 26
    Olmos/Scandalis (USC) def. Googe/Vasilieva (WSU) - 8-3
    [1] #2 Christian/Santamaria (USC) def. McPhillips/Van Nguyen (UCLA) - 9-8 (6)

     

     

    Quarterfinals - April 26
    [3] Chi/Schutting (CAL) def. Olmos/Scandalis (USC) - 8-1
    [1] #2 Christian/Santamaria (USC) def. Chui/Davis (CAL) - 8-1

    Semifinals - April 27
    [1] #2 Christian/Santamaria (USC) vs. Tan/Tsay (UTAH) - 9 a.m.

    PAC-12 INVITATIONAL SINGLES
    Round of 64 - April 25
    [6] Kaitlyn Christian (USC) - bye
    Valeria Pulido (USC) - bye
    Ellie Yates (USC) def. Ebony Panoho (ASU) - 6-7 (4), 7-6 (1), 1-0 (10-7)

    Round of 32 - April 25
    [6] Kaitlyn Christian (USC) def. Natasha Smith (UTAH) - 6-4, 6-4
    Hannah James (ASU) def. Valeria Pulido (USC) - 6-7, 6-1, 1-0 (10-5)
    Ellie Yates (USC) def. Brianna Kemp (WASH) - 7-6 (2), 6-0

    Round of 16 - April 25
    [6] Kaitlyn Christian (USC) def. Amelia Herring (STAN) - 6-2, 6-2
    Ellie Yates (USC) def. Julia Metzger (ORE) - 6-2, 6-3

    Quarterfinals - April 26
    [6] Kaitlyn Christian (USC) def. Elizaveta Luzina (WSU) - 6-2, 7-6 (2)
    Skylar Morton (UCLA) def. Ellie Yates (USC) - 6-2, 1-6, 1-0 (10-8)

    Semifinals - April 27
    [6] Kaitlyn Christian (USC) vs. Skylar Morton (UCLA) - 10:30 a.m.

    PAC-12 INVITATIONAL DOUBLES
    Round of 16 - April 26
    [1] DeSimone/Lao (USC) def. Lukac/Nemcevic (WASH) - 8-6

    Quarterfinals - April 26
    [4] Estlander/Goransson (CAL) def. [1] DeSimone/Lao (USC) - 9-7