Women's Tennis
    USC's Pulido/Ramos Advance In ITA Doubles

    Oct. 7, 2010

    PACIFIC PALISADES, CALIF. -- USC's doubles duo of Valeria Pulido and Alison Ramos will move on at the ITA/Riviera All-American Championships after a Round of 32 win today in Pacific Palisades, Calif. They now have a Round of 16 match set for tomorrow at 9 a.m.

    In a day filled with Trojan competition against Duke opponents, Pulido and Ramos combined forces successfully to take down Duke's Clayton/Gorny 8-4 in today's doubles Round of 32. In Round of 32 singles play, both Ramos and Danielle Lao lined up against Blue Devils, but the Duke singles players would prevail in both matches. Ramos was up against Ella Nze, and fell 6-4, 6-4 to the Duke veteran. Lao had worked her way into the main draw on a qualifying third round win over NC State's Sandhya Nagaraj in the morning, but tripped up against Duke's Reka Zilinska 6-3, 6-1 in the main draw Round of 32.

    Rolling on in doubles play, Pulido/Ramos will face Arkansas team Paulson/Tigo at 9 a.m. tomorrow (Oct. 8) in the Round of 16. Full USC results are listed below.

    ITA/Riviera All-American Championships (Pacific Palisades, Calif.)
    Third Round - Oct. 7
    [7] Danielle Lao (USC) def. Sandhya Nagaraj (NCSt) -- 6-4, 6-0

    Round of 32 - Oct. 7
    Reka Zilinska (Duke) def. Danielle Lao (USC) -- 6-3, 6-1
    Ella Nze (Duke) def. Alison Ramos (USC) -- 6-4, 6-4



    Round of 32 - Oct. 7
    Pulido/Ramos (USC) def. Clayton/Gorny (Duke) -- 8-4

    Round of 16 - Oct. 8
    Pulido/Ramos (USC) vs. Paulson/Tigu (Arkansas) -- 9 a.m.