Women's Tennis
    Women of Troy Move Along In ITA Regional Action
    Sabrina Santamaria is through to the singles quarterfinals.
    Sabrina Santamaria is through to the singles quarterfinals.

    Oct. 19, 2012

    SAN DIEGO, CALIF. -- The USC women's tennis team has a strong contingent set up for Saturday's main draw rounds at the ITA Southwest Regional Championships in San Diego, Calif. Led by No. 2 seeded singles player Sabrina Santamaria with a slot in tomorrow's quarters, USC also boasts two doubles duos in the mix for the Round of 16 in the doubles draw.

    Santamaria had to match up against teammate Gabriella DeSimone in today's Round of 16 singles action after each Trojan had notched strong wins in the morning's Round of 32. After dispatching SDSU's Kristen Buth, DeSimone went up against her fellow sophomore Santamaria. The No. 2 seeded Santamaria continued her stretch of 6-0 first-set scores and picked up the trip to the quarterfinals with a 6-0, 6-3 win over DeSimone. Kaitlyn Christian also notched a Round of 32 win to start the day, but fell in the Round of 16.

    On the doubles courts, DeSimone found some redemption in pairing up with Zoë Scandalis for a shutout win in the Round of 32 today. The No. 3 seeded team will clash with a Bruin pair tomorrow, while No. 2 seeded teammates Danielle Lao and Valeria Pulido are also through to the Round of 16 after an 8-2 win in today's Round o 32.

    Complete USC results from the ITA Southwest Regional Championships are below.

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    ITA SOUTHWEST REGIONALS (San Diego, Calif.)

    SINGLES
    First Round - Oct. 18
    [2] #8 Sabrina Santamaria (USC) -- bye
    [15] Gabriella DeSimone (USC) -- bye
    [5] Kaitlyn Christian (USC) -- bye
    Valera Pulido (USC) def. Abigail Phillips (PEP) -- 6-3, 6-1
    Kalika Slevcove (CSF) def. Jackie Owen (USC) -- 6-0, 6-2

     

     

    Second Round - Oct. 18
    [2] #8 Sabrina Santamaria (USC) def. Priscilla Garcia (UCSB) -- 6-0, 6-0
    [15] Gabriella DeSimone (USC) def. Ali Facey (UCI) -- 6-4, 6-1
    [5] Kaitlyn Christian (USC) def. Nakisa Vahdat (UCI) -- 6-2, 6-1
    [11] Chanelle Van Nguyen (UCLA) def. Valeria Pulido (USC) -- 6-2, 6-4

    Round of 32 - Oct. 19
    [2] #8 Sabrina Santamaria (USC) def. Reka Rohonyi (LMU) -- 6-0, 6-2
    [15] Gabriella DeSimone (USC) def. Kristin Buth (SDSU) -- 6-4, 6-1
    [5] Kaitlyn Christian (USC) def. Michela Casanova (SDSU) -- 6-2, 7-5

    Round of 16 - Oct. 19
    [2] #8 Sabrina Santamaria (USC) def. [15] Gabriella DeSimone (USC) -- 6-0, 6-3
    [14] Kylie McPhillips (UCLA) def. [5] Kaitlyn Christian (USC) -- 6-3, 6-0

    Quarterfinals - Oct. 20
    [2] #8 Sabrina Santamaria (USC) vs. [8] Alejandra Granillo (PEP) -- 11 a.m.

    DOUBLES
    First Round - Oct. 18
    [3] DeSimone/Scandalis (USC) -- bye
    [2] Lao/Pulido (USC) -- bye

    Round of 32 - Oct. 19
    [3] DeSimone/Scandalis (USC) def. Parravi/Rohonyi (LMU) -- 8-0
    [2] Lao/Pulido (USC) def. Facey/Schweyer (UCI) -- 8-2

    Round of 16 - Oct. 20
    [3] DeSimone/Scandalis (USC) vs. Flemming/Ray (UCLA) -- 8:30 a.m.
    [2] Lao/Pulido (USC) vs. Malenovska/Willems (LBSU) -- 8:30 a.m.

    CONSOLATION SINGLES
    Tiffany Mai (CSF) def. Jackie Owen (USC) -- 6-0, 6-2