Women's Tennis
    USC's Olmos & Scandalis Advance To ITA/Riviera All-American Quarters

    Zoë Scandalis and teammate Giuliana Olmos knocked off two highly ranked teams today.

    Oct. 3, 2013

    PACIFIC PALISADES, CALIF. -- USC women's tennis doubles duo Giuliana Olmos and Zoë Scandalis were the giant killers of the day out at the ITA/Riviera Women's All-American Championships today at Riviera Tennis Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif. The Trojan tandem dispatched a top-20 team to start the day and then took down the No. 3 seeds this afternoon to move into tomorrow's quarterfinals.

    Ranked #54 in the nation, Olmos and Scandalis found their groove today, opening up action in the doubles main draw with a solid 8-3 upset of #16 Macfarlane/Routliffe of Alabama. That put the two Trojans up against the No. 3 seeds, #4 Brhane/Ritchie of Oklahoma in the afternoon's Round of 16. There, Olmos/Scandalis pulled off an 8-4 upset to launch themselves into tomorrow's quarterfinals at 9 a.m.

    Trojan teammates Brynn Boren and Zoë Katz were also in an upset-minded mode today in their half of the doubles draw. The #19 ranked pair of USC newcomers combined forces for an impressive 8-6 upset of #11 Chi/Schutting of Cal in the morning's first round. In the Round of 16, though, the upset run came up just short when William & Mary's No. 6 seeded Belaya/Loomans topped the Trojans 8-4.

    Complete USC results and schedule at the ITA/Riviera All-American Championships are below.

    2013 ITA/RIVIERA WOMEN'S ALL-AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS (Riviera Tennis Club • Pacific Palisades, Calif.)

    MAIN DRAW DOUBLES
    Round of 32 - Oct. 3
    #19 Boren/Katz (USC) def. #11 Chi/Schutting (CAL) - 8-6
    #54 Olmos/Scandalis (USC) def. #16 Macfarlane/Routliffe (ALA) - 8-3

     

     

    Round of 16 - Oct. 3
    [6] #7 Belaya/Loomans (W&M) def. #19 Boren/Katz (USC) - 8-4
    #54 Olmos/Scandalis (USC) def. [3] #4 Brhane/Ritchie (OKLA) - 8-4

    Quarterfinals - Oct. 4
    #54 Olmos/Scandalis (USC) vs. TBD - 9 a.m.

    MAIN DRAW SINGLES
    Round of 64 - Oct. 3
    #48 Cristina Stancu (TAMU) def. #17 Zoë Scandalis (USC) - 6-2, 6-1

    SINGLES CONSOLATION
    First Round - Oct. 4
    #17 Zoë Scandalis (USC) vs. #8 Krista Hardebeck (STAN) - 4 p.m.

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    QUALIFYING SINGLES
    First Round - Oct. 1
    [3] #22 Jenny Julien (SMC) def. #56 Gabriella DeSimone (USC) - 6-1, 6-2

    QUALIFYING DOUBLES
    First Round - Sept. 30
    [2] #19 Boren/Katz (USC) def. Elbaba/Pierson (UVA) - 8-7 (6)
    #54 Olmos/Scandalis (USC) def. Jonas/Popovici (WYO) - 8-1

    Second Round - Oct. 1
    #54 Olmos/Scandalis (USC) def. #55 Collins/Epstein (UVA) - 8-4
    [2] #19 Boren/Katz (USC) def. Dehaza/Bhosale (TAMU) - 8-1

    Third Round - Oct. 2
    [2] #19 Boren/Katz (USC) def. [8] #27 Albuquerque/Riobueno (MIA) - 8-4
    #54 Olmos/Scandalis (USC) def. [5] #21 Grgan/Tere-Apisah (GaSt) - 8-5

    CONSOLATION SINGLES
    #56 Gabriella DeSimone (USC) def. Teresa Bekerova (UTAH) - 6-4, 6-2