Women's Tennis
    Christian/Santamaria Aim For Back-To-Back Pac-12 Crowns
    It's final time again for Kaitlyn Christian and Sabrina Santamaria tomorrow in Ojai.
    It's final time again for Kaitlyn Christian and Sabrina Santamaria tomorrow in Ojai.

    April 27, 2013

    OJAI, CALIF. -- USC junior Kaitlyn Christian has another busy day on tap in Ojai tomorrow. Fortunately, she'll have her trusty teammate Sabrina Santamaria for some extra energy to feed off for one of tomorrow's title matches out at the Pac-12 Championships. The top-seeded Trojan tandem of Christian/Santamaria have fought their way back to the Pac-12 Doubles final, where the duo aims to defend its 2012 title. Christian also has some more singles work to do, as the junior has worked her way through the Invitational singles bracket to play for that title tomorrow morning.

    Christian's singles final is set for 8 a.m. tomorrow (April 28). She'll face Stanford's Ellen Tsay in the title match, thanks to Christian's powerful 6-2, 6-0 win over UCLA's Skylar Morton in today's semifinals.

    On the doubles scene, Christian and Santamaria secured their return trip to the title match with a strong 8-4 win over Stanford's Tan/Tsay in today's semifinals. The Trojan duo will now face UCLA's Dolehide/Montez for the rights to the 2013 Pac-12 Championship, to be played at 1 p.m. tomorrow.

    Complete USC results from the 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) def. Tan/Tsay (STAN) - 8-4

    Championship - April 28
    [1] #2 Christian/Santamaria (USC) vs. Dolehide/Montez (UCLA) - 1 p.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) def. Skylar Morton (UCLA) - 6-2, 6-0

    Championship - April 28
    [6] Kaitlyn Christian (USC) vs. [2] Ellen Tsay (STAN) - 8 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