Women's Tennis
    Christian/Santamaria Score Another Pac-12 Doubles Crown
    Back-to-back Pac-12 Doubles Champs!!
    Back-to-back Pac-12 Doubles Champs!!

    April 28, 2013

    OJAI, CALIF. -- USC women's tennis has one of the most indisputably dynamic doubles duo on the scene. The Trojan tandem of Kaitlyn Christian and Sabrina Santamaria just served up their 30th consecutive win of the season, making it an undefeated run to their second straight Pac-12 Doubles Championship. The back-to-back champs locked in on another trophy today in Ojai, Calif., with a 6-3, 6-3 win over UCLA's Dolehide/Montez in the title match. What's more, it was the second championship win in just hours for Christian, who had captured the singles invitational championship earlier in the day with a three-set victory over Stanford's Ellen Tsay.

    The hardware just keeps piling up for Christian and Santamaria, who already own back-to-back ITA National Indoor Championships together to go along with these back-to-back Pac-12 crowns. The pair carried a 26-match win streak together into this week's Pac-12 Championships. Once the pair eked out a tiebreaker win in the opening round of the draw, it was all business for the Women of Troy. Their Bruin opponents today in the title match could not keep up with the Trojan pair, who ripped ahead to keep their 2013 slate clean on a 6-3, 6-3 win to bring home another championship.

    Christian's busy day began on the singles courts, but she still had plenty left in the tank for doubles after her three-set match in the Pac-12 invitational singles title match. When her singles clash with No. 2 seeded Ellen Tsay of Stanford stretched into a third set, Christian stayed resolved and grabbed her first championship of the day on a 6-1, 3-6, 6-4 victory to bring her singles win streak out to 13 in a row.

    Complete USC results from action in Ojai below.

    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) def. Dolehide/Montez (UCLA) - 6-3, 6-3

    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) def. [2] Ellen Tsay (STAN) - 6-1, 3-6, 6-4

    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