Women's Tennis
    Three Women of Troy Cruise Into ITA Regional Quarterfinals
    Freshman Zoë Katz is going strong in singles and doubles out at the ITA Regionals.
    Freshman Zoë Katz is going strong in singles and doubles out at the ITA Regionals.

    Oct. 18, 2013

    SAN DIEGO, CALIF. -- USC has a trio of Trojans set up for singles quarterfinal match ups tomorrow in San Diego after a busy stretch of tennis has seen top-ranked Sabrina Santamaria and USC newcomers Brynn Boren and Zoë Katz power into the quarters of the ITA Southwest Regional Championships. Katz had to go up against a USC teammate in today's Round of 16 in order to get through to the next round, going up against junior teammate Zoë Scandalis and working her way through.

    The tourney's No. 1 and No. 3 seeds, respectively, Santamaria and Boren are bound for the quarterfinals as well with a series of straight-set wins so far. Katz, too, hasn't dropped a set along her path to the singles quarterfinals. She beat No. 2 seeded Scandalis 6-4, 6-3 in today's Round of 16.

    In doubles, USC also boasts the top three seeds in that draw. Top-ranked Kaitlyn Christian and Sabrina Santamaria didn't play today in their Round of 32 match when their opponents opted for a walkover due to injury. No. 2 seeded Boren and Katz tagteamed their way to the Round of 16 with a shutout win in their match today, and Giuliana Olmos and Scandalis teamed up as the No. 3 seeds to near-perfection with an 8-1 win to advance.

    Complete USC matchups for the opening rounds are below.

    Follow along at the tournament web site

     

     

    ITA Southwest Regional Championships (San Diego, Calif.)

    SINGLES
    Round of 128 - Oct. 17
    [1] #1 Sabrina Santamaria (USC)
    Paige Keating (USC) - bye
    [11] #86 Kaitlyn Christian (USC)
    Ellie Yates (USC)
    [3] #19 Brynn Boren (USC) - bye
    [12] #91 Giuliana Olmos (USC) - bye
    Zoë Katz (USC) def. Melissa Baker (UCSB) - 6-2, 6-1
    [2] #17 Zoë Scandalis (USC) - bye

    Round of 64 - Oct. 17
    [1] #1 Sabrina Santamaria (USC) def. Alexis Valenzuela (CSF) - 6-3,6-4
    Julie Gerard (LBSU) def. Paige Keating (USC) - 6-0, 6-2
    [11] #86 Kaitlyn Christian (USC) def. Franziska Goettschinng (UCI) - 6-1, 4-6, 6-3
    Ellie Yates (USC) def. Laura Eales (LBSU) - 6-1, 6-3
    [3] #19 Brynn Boren (USC) def. Michaela Capannolo (PEP) - 6-0, 6-4
    [12] #91 Giuliana Olmos (USC) def. Apichaya Runglerdkriangkrai (PEP) - 6-4, 6-3
    Zoë Katz (USC) def. Morgan McIntosh (CSF) 6-2, 6-1
    [2] #17 Zoë Scandalis (USC) def. Holly Reid (LBSU) - 6-1, 6-1

    Round of 32 - Oct. 18
    [1] #1 Sabrina Santamaria (USC) def. Danielle Feneridis (PEP) - 7-5, 6-1
    Akilah James (ARIZ) def. [11] #86 Kaitlyn Christian (USC) - 6-0, 6-4
    [5] #40 Lacey Smyth (ARIZ) def. Ellie Yates (USC) - 2-6, 6-1, 7-5
    [3] #19 Brynn Boren (USC) def. Sarah Gealer (UH) - 6-0, 6-3
    Laura Antonana-Iriarte (SDSU) def. [12] #91 Giuliana Olmos (USC) - 6-3, 7-5
    Zoë Katz (USC) def. [14] Matea Cutura (PEP) - 6-1, 6-4
    [2] #17 Zoë Scandalis (USC) def. Marivick Mamiit (UCI) 7-5, 6-1

    Round of 16 - Oct. 18
    [1] #1 Sabrina Santamaria (USC) def. Lauren Marker (ARIZ) - 6-2, 6-2
    [3] #19 Brynn Boren (USC) def. [15] Ebba Unden (LBSU) - 6-1, 6-1
    Zoë Katz (USC) def. [2] #17 Zoë Scandalis (USC) - 6-4, 6-3

    Quarterfinals - Oct. 19
    [1] Sabrina Santamaria (USC) vs. [9] Chanelle Van Nguyen (UCLA) - 12 p.m.
    [3] #19 Brynn Boren (USC) vs. [10] #82 Kim Stubbe (ARIZ) - 12 p.m.
    Zoë Katz (USC) vs. [13] Jennifer Brady (UCLA) - 12 p.m.

    SINGLES CONSOLATION
    First Round
    Paige Keating (USC) - bye
    Second Round
    Ali Facey (UCI) def. Paige Keating (USC) - 6-1, 6-0

    DOUBLES
    Round of 64 - Oct. 17
    [1] #1 Christian/Santamaria (USC) - bye
    [3] #54 Olmos/Scandalis (USC) - bye
    [2] #19 Boren/Katz (USC) - bye

    Round of 32 - Oct. 18
    [1] #1 Christian/Santamaria (USC) def. Nguyen/Suworowa (UH) - w/o (inj)
    [3] #54 Olmos/Scandalis (USC) def. Gealer/Petriskova (UH) - 8-1
    [2] #19 Boren/Katz (USC) def. Faltusz/Kostalova (UH) - 8-0

    Round of 16 - Oct. 19
    [1] #1 Christian/Santamaria (USC) vs. Smyth/Stubbe (ARIZ) - 8:30 a.m.
    [3] #54 Olmos/Scandalis (USC) vs. James/Marker (ARIZ) - 8:30 a.m.
    [2] #19 Boren/Katz (USC) vs. Baker/Yam (UCSB) - 8:30 a.m.