Women's Tennis
    Women of Troy Punch Through NCAA Singles Opening Round
    Zoë Scandalis kicked into gear to win in straight sets today in Athens.
    Zoë Scandalis kicked into gear to win in straight sets today in Athens.

    May 21, 2014

    ATHENS, CALIF. -- USC women's tennis got out of the gates at the NCAA Individual Championships with a bang, sparking their singles runs with victories today in Athens, Ga. Both Giuliana Olmos and Zoë Scandalis drummed up solid straight-set wins in their respective Round of 64 matches to advance to tomorrow's Round of 32 action.

    Ranked #60 in the nation, Giuliana Olmos was up against South Florida's #71 Loreta Alonso in her morning Round of 64 match. Olmos came to play, grabbing a break in both sets to stay in control for a 6-4, 6-4 victory. Playing in her first NCAA Singles draw, Olmos will next square off against #11 Jenny Jullien of Saint Mary's, who comes in as a 9-16 seed. Olmos will also take to the courts in doubles tomorrow alongside teammate Zoë Scandalis - also a singles winner today for the Trojans.

    Scandalis - ranked #19 in the nation - faced off against Duke senior Hanna Mar. The #36 Mar was ready for action in taking an early 3-1 lead over Scandalis, but the Trojan kicked into gear soon after. Scandalis powered into the lead with four straight games won to go up 5-3 in the first set, holding strong to take that first and then roll right along through the next to register a 6-4, 6-2 win over Mar and move on. Scandalis will face top-seeded Jamie Loeb of UNC in tomorrow's singles Round of 32.

    In doubles play tomorrow, Olmos and Scandalis are teamed up against No. 4 seed Jansen/Routliffe of Alabama. The Trojans also have Brynn Boren and Zoë Katz paired up for doubles action. Boren/Katz take on 5-8 seeded Elbaba/Pierson of Virginia.




    2014 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS (Athens, Ga.)

    Round of 64 - May 21
    #60 Giuliana Olmos (USC) def. #71 Loreta Alonso (SOUTH FLORIDA) - 6-4, 6-3
    #19 Zoë Scandalis (USC) def. #36 Hanna Mar (DUKE) - 6-4, 6-2

    Round of 32 - May 22
    #60 Giuliana Olmos (USC) vs. #11 [9-16] Jenny Jullien (SMC) - TBD
    #19 Zoë Scandalis (USC) vs. #1 [1] Jamie Loeb (UNC) - TBD

    Round of 32 - May 22
    #11 Olmos/Scandalis (USC) vs. [4] Jansen/Routliffe (ALA) - 4 p.m. ET
    #16 Boren/Katz (USC) vs. [5-8] Elbaba/Pierson (UVA) - 2 p.m. ET