Women's Tennis
    More All-Trojan Semifinal Bouts Ahead At ITA Southwest Regionals

    Zoë Scandalis is through to the singles semifinals.
    Oct. 18, 2014

    SAN DIEGO, CALIF. -- USC women's tennis will play for both a singles and doubles championship at the ITA Southwest Regional Championships, but the Women of Troy will have to pick each other off to get there. After two all-Trojan singles quarterfinal matches today, USC has packed three Women of Troy into tomorrow's semifinals. Top-seeded senior Zoë Scandalis will face off against freshman teammate Meredith Zepoleas in tomorrow's semifinals, while No. 4 seeded Giuliana Olmos is up against a Pepperdine foe to fight for the right to face a USC teammate in the title match. In doubles play, it will be either Gabriella DeSimone and Xepoleas or Zoë Katz and Scandalis who will take a spot into final after their bout in tomorrow's semis.

    Scandalis was fortunate enough to not face a teammate today in singles play. She squared off against UCLA's Kaitlin Ray in the quarterfinals and delivered a 6-4, 6-4 win that pulled her into a semifinal tomorrow against a Trojan teammate. That would end up being Xepoleas, who pulled off a 7-5, 6-2 win over teammate Zoë Katz in her quarterfinal match. The other quarterfinal was also an all-USC affair. In that one, Olmos topped Gabby Smith in a three-set battle for a 7-6, 6-7, 6-3 decision that takes Olmos into the semis. She'll face Pepperdine's Lorraine Guillermo tomorrow to fight for a place in the title match.

    In the doubles realm, two USC teams made it through the gauntlet today to earn themselves a USC-on-USC semifinal clash tomorrow. DeSimone and Xepolease topped San Diego State's Nguyen/Somoracz 8-6 to take a spot against Giuliana Olmos and Gabby Smith. Olmos/Smith topped Pepperdine's Cappanolo/Feneridis 8-3 to move on, while USC's Katz/Scandalis were knocked out of the draw with an 8-6 loss to ASU's Osborne/Sahagun.

     

     

    Complete USC results and schedule at the ITA Southwest Regional Championships are listed below.

    2014 ITA SOUTHWEST REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS (Barnes Tennis Center - San Diego, Calif.)

    SINGLES
    First Round - Oct. 16
    [1] #15 Zoë Scandalis (USC) - bye
    [11] Meredith Xepoleas (USC) - bye
    [7] #59 Zoë Katz (USC) - bye
    [10] Gabby Smith (USC) - bye
    [4] #38 Giuliana Olmos (USC) - bye
    [9] #106 Gabriella DeSimone (USC) - bye

    Round of 64 - Oct. 16
    [1] #15 Zoë Scandalis (USC) def. Rebecca Faltusz (UH) - 6-0, 6-3
    [11] Meredith Xepoleas (USC) def. Natalie Da Silveira (UCSB) - 7-5, 2-6, 6-1
    [7] #59 Zoë Katz (USC) def. Emilia Burkowski (CSF) - 6-2, 6-1
    [10] Gabby Smith (USC) def. Karolina Rozenberg (LBSU) - 3-6, 6-4, 6-2
    [4] #38 Giuliana Olmos (USC) def. Tatum Prudhomme (GC) - 6-4, 5-7, 7-6 (2)
    [9] #106 Gabriella DeSimone (USC) def. Hailey Johnson (SDSU) - 6-0, 6-1

    Round of 32 - Oct. 17
    [1] #15 Zoë Scandalis (USC) def. Jessica Perez (LMU) - 6-3, 6-3
    [11] Meredith Xepoleas (USC) def. Criss Rodriguez (CSUN) - 6-2, 6-1
    [7] #59 Zoë Katz (USC) def. Drew Spinosa (USD) - 6-4, 6-1
    [10] Gabby Smith (USC) def. Martina Kostalova (UH) - 6-2, 6-4
    [4] #38 Giuliana Olmos (USC) def. Terri Fleming (UCLA) - 6-1, 6-1
    [9] #106 Gabriella DeSimone (USC) def. Apichaya Runglerdkriangrai (PEP) - 6-2, 6-4

    Round of 16 - Oct. 17
    [1] #15 Zoë Scandalis (USC) def. [16] Kristin Buth (SDSU) - 6-3, 6-2
    [11] Meredith Xepoleas (USC) def. [3] Kyle McPhillips (UCLA) - 6-3, 6-1
    [7] #59 Zoë Katz (USC) def. [14] Maeva Razakasoa (LBSU) - 6-3, 5-7, 6-3
    [10] Gabby Smith (USC) def. [5] Catherine Harrison (UCLA) - 6-2, 6-4
    [4] #38 Giuliana Olmos (USC) def. Marta Stojanovic (USD) - 6-2, 6-2
    [8] Cindy Nguyen (UH) def. [9] #106 Gabriella DeSimone (USC) - 7-5, 6-2

    Quarterfinals - Oct. 18
    [1] #15 Zoë Scandalis (USC) def. [12] Kaitlin Ray (UCLA) - 6-4, 6-4
    [11] Meredith Xepoleas (USC) def. [7] #59 Zoë Katz (USC) - 7-5, 6-2
    [4] #38 Giuliana Olmos (USC) def. [10] Gabby Smith (USC) - 7-6, 6-7, 6-3

    Semifinals - Oct. 19
    [1] #15 Zoë Scandalis (USC) vs. [11] Meredith Xepoleas (USC) - 11:30 a.m.
    [4] #38 Giuliana Olmos (USC) vs. [2] Lorraine Guillermo (PEP) - 11:30 a.m.

    DOUBLES
    Round of 64 - Oct. 16
    DeSimone/Xepoleas (USC) - bye
    [4] Olmos/Smith (USC) - bye
    [2] Katz/Scandalis (USC) - bye

    Round of 32 - Oct. 17
    DeSimone/Xepoleas (USC) def. Gong/Watrous (UCI) - 8-2
    [4] Olmos/Smith (USC) def. Pham/Valenzuela (CSF) - 8-4
    [2] Katz/Scandalis (USC) def. Koleta/Morkel-Brink (USD) - 8-2

    Round of 16 - Oct. 18
    DeSimone/Xepoleas (USC) def. [8] Gerard/Rozenberg (LBSU) - 8-2
    [4] Olmos/Smith (USC) def. Facey/Ladhani (UCI) - 8-3
    [2] Katz/Scandalis (USC) def. Mueller/Perez (LMU) - 8-2

    Quarterfinals - Oct. 18
    DeSimone/Xepoleas (USC) def. Nguyen/Somoracz (SDSU) - 8-6
    [4] Olmos/Smith (USC) vs. [6] Cappanolo/Feneridis (PEP) - 8-3
    Osborne/Sahagun (ASU) def. [2] Katz/Scandalis (USC) - 8-6

    Semifinals - Oct. 19
    DeSimone/Xepoleas (USC) vs. [4] Olmos/Smith - 9 a.m.