No. 16 USC Thwarts Vandals, 4-0, To Advance To NCAA 2nd Round|
May 9, 2014
The No. 16 USC women's tennis team, led by junior Zoe Scandalis and senior Brynn Boren, defeated Idaho, 4-0, in the first round of the NCAA Championships on Friday (May 9) at USC's Marks Tennis Stadium.
USC improves to 17-7 while Idaho, in its NCAA debut, finishes the season at 19-6.
USC, in its 23rd consecutive NCAA appearance, will face Michigan in Saturday's second round at 3 p.m. after the Wolverines defeated Fresno State, 4-1. The Wolverines (22-4) will be trying to advance to the Round of 16 for the sixth straight season.
Troy won the doubles point in quick fashion as Zoe Katz and Gabriella DeSimone defeated Idaho's Sophie Vickers and Belen Barcenilla, 8-2, on court 3, while Boren and Scandalis downed Galina Bykova and Rita Bermudez, 8-1, on court 2.
Kaitlyn Christian made it 2-0 for the Trojans with a 6-0, 6-2 win on court 5 over Barcenilla for the first point in singles. DeSimone quickly followed with a 6-1, 6-0 win over Vickers.
Scandalis and Boren were in a race to clinch the match for the Trojans with Boren closing out Almudena Sanz, 6-2, 6-0, a moment before Scandalis finished off Lozano.
#15 USC 4, Idaho 0