Women's Tennis
    Women of Troy Push On To ITA/Riviera Round of 16

    Kaitlyn Christian and Sabrina Santamaria are into the doubles Round of 16.

    Oct. 6, 2011


    PACIFIC PALISADES, CALIF. -- USC freshman Zoe Scandalis rolls along on her ITA All-American warpath, claiming her seventh straight singles win to propel into the main draw's Round of 16 along with USC junior Danielle Lao. In doubles, USC saw the freshman-sophomore combination of Sabrina Santamaria and Kaitlyn Christian also get work done in qualifying to move into today's main draw and on to tomorrow's Round of 16.

    Scandalis started her journey in the prequalifying rounds of the ITA/Riviera All-American Championships. She grabbed three wins there, three in the qualifying competition, and opened today's main draw with another victory in beating Indiana's Leslie Hureau 6-3, 6-3. No. 16 Danielle Lao was even more dominant in her first round win today, taking down Baylor's Diana Nakic 6-2, 6-0 in her first match of the fall 2011 season. Scandalis will face her first Pac-12 opponent as she plays top-seeded defending NCAA singles champ Jana Juricova of Cal in tomorrow's Round of 16. Lao, meanwhile, will face Duke's Beatrice Capra tomorrow.

    Kaitlyn Christian and Sabrina Santamaria outlasted the elements and an extended stretch of doubles qualifying rounds, pushing victoriously through three qualifying matches to secure a place in today's main draw. Christian/Santamaria felled opponents from Duke, Virginia and Nebraska to get into the main draw and face Cal's Juricova/Schilling in an afternoon first round match.The Trojan duo took down the Bear pair 8-4 to move along and take a spot in tomorrow's Round of 16.



    All USC results in the ITA/Riviera All-American Championships are below.

    ITA/Riviera Women's All-American Championships (Pacific Palisades, Calif.)

    Main Draw: First Round - Oct. 6
    Zoe Scandalis (USC) def. Leslie Hureau (Indiana) -- 6-3, 6-3
    Danielle Lao (USC) def. Diana Nakic (Baylor) -- 6-2, 6-0

    Main Draw: Round of 16 - Oct. 7
    Zoe Scandalis (USC) vs. [1] Jana Juricova (Cal) -- tbd
    Danielle Lao (USC) vs. Beatrice Capra (Duke) -- tbd

    Qualifying: Round 1 - Oct. 4
    Zoe Scandalis (USC) def. Lauren Mira (Vanderbilt) -- 6-2, 6-3
    Kaitlyn Christian (USC) def. Belinda Niu (Northwestern) -- 7-5, 6-0

    Qualifying: Round 2 - Oct. 4
    Zoe Scandalis (USC) def. Olivia Janowicz (Florida) -- 6-2, 6-4
    [4] Joanna Mather (Florida) def. Kaitlyn Christian (USC) -- 5-7, 7-4, 6-1

    Qualifying: Round 3 - Oct. 5
    Zoe Scandalis (USC) def. Natalie Pluskota (Tennessee) -- 7-6(5), 6-3

    Prequalifying: First Round - Oct. 1
    Zoe Scandalis (USC) def. Kate Fuller (Georgia) -- 4-6, 6-3, 6-1
    Sabrina Santamaria (USC) def. Joelle Kissell (NC State) -- 6-2, 6-2
    Ester Goldfeld (Duke) def. Gabriella DeSimone (USC) -- 6-2, 6-4

    Prequalifying:Second Round - Oct. 1
    Zoe Scandalis (USC) def. Mariya Slupska (Memphis) -- 6-4, 6-2
    Sabrina Santamaria (USC) def. Kayla Rizzolo (William & Mary) -- 3-6, 6-4, 6-1

    Prequalifying:Final Round - Oct. 2
    Zoe Scandalis (USC) def. Li Xi (Virginia) -- 6-3, 4-6, 7-6(1)
    Mary Weatherholt (Nebraska) def. Sabrina Santamaria (USC) -- 6-4, 6-4

    Main Draw: First Round - Oct. 6
    Christian/Santamaria (USC)def. Juricova/Schutting (Cal) -- 8-6

    Main Draw: Round of 16 - Oct. 7
    Christian/Santamaria (USC)vs. Oyen/Will (Florida) -- tbd

    Qualifying: Round 1 - Oct. 4
    Christian/Santamaria (USC) def. Clayton/Mar (Duke) -- 8-6

    Qualifying: Round 2 - Oct. 6
    Christian/Santamaria (USC) def. Fuccillo/Xi (UVA) -- 8-6

    Qualifying: Round 3 - Oct. 6
    Christian/Santamaria (USC) def.Geibart/Weinstein (Neb) -- 8-5

    Prequalifying: First Round - Oct. 1
    DeSimone/Scandalis (USC) def. Dougherty/Wilkins (UNC-Greensboro) -- 8-5

    Prequalifying:Second Round - Oct. 2
    DeSimone/Scandalis (USC) def. Byron/Smith (UC-Irvine) -- 8-1

    Prequalifying:Final Round - Oct. 2
    Clayton/Mar (Duke) def. DeSimone/Scandalis (USC) -- 8-6