Women's Tennis
    Title Matches Set For Scandalis In Singles, Olmos/Smith In Doubles At ITA Regional

    Zoë Scandalis is the top seed up against the No. 2 seed for the regional singles crown tomorrow.
    Oct. 19, 2014

    SAN DIEGO, CALIF. -- USC women's tennis has a shot at a title sweep at the ITA Southwest Regional Championships tomorrow in San Diego. Senior Zoë Scandalis beat out freshman teammate Meredith Xepoleas today in the singles semifinals to stake her claim on a spot in the final. In another all-Trojan semifinal today, USC doubles duo Giuliana Olmos and Gabby Smith edged out teammates Gabriella DeSimone and Xepoleas in taking their place in the doubles title match at Barnes Tennis Center.

    Both matches will present a USC-Pepperdine battle. The Waves' Lorraine Guillermo weighs in as the No. 2 seeded singles player in the draw -- behind top seed Scandalis -- and is half of the No. 5 seeded doubles pair with partner Apichaya Runglerdkriangrai. The championship Monday will begin with the doubles bout, as No. 4 seeded Olmos/Smith set up to take their place as the fifth consecutive USC team to play in the regional doubles final. Scandalis, meanwhile, is back in the singles final for the first time since her freshman year, when she fell to fellow freshman and teammate Sabrina Santamaria.

    Scandalis has not surrendered a set in her run to this year's title match. In today's semifinal against teammate Xepoleas, Scandalis kept her momentum going to the tune of a 6-4, 6-0 win the launch into the final. Guillermo was up against USC's own Giuliana Olmos at the other side of the draw, and the #20 Wave managed a 6-3, 6-2 win over the #38 Trojan to move on and stop a shot at an all-Trojan final.

     

     

    Olmos had begun her day on a winning note, having paired with Smith in the semifinals against their own Trojan teammates DeSimone and Xepoleas. That battle raged into a third-set tiebreaker, played out as a 10-point breaker in which Olmos/Smith caught the advantage and wrapped up a 6-1, 6-7 (4), 1-0 (10-8) victory to work to the title match tomorrow.

    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] #57 Catherine Harrison (UCLA) - 6-2, 6-4
    [4] #38 Giuliana Olmos (USC) def. Marta Stojanovic (USD) - 6-2, 6-2
    [8] #96 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) def. [11] Meredith Xepoleas (USC) - 6-4, 6-0
    [2] #20 Lorraine Guillermo (PEP) def. [4] #38 Giuliana Olmos (USC) - 6-3, 6-2

    Championship - Oct. 20
    [1] #15 Zoë Scandalis (USC) vs. [2] #20 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) def. [6] Cappanolo/Feneridis (PEP) - 8-3
    Osborne/Sahagun (ASU) def. [2] Katz/Scandalis (USC) - 8-6

    Semifinals - Oct. 19
    [4] Olmos/Smith def. DeSimone/Xepoleas (USC) - 6-1, 6-7 (4), 1-0 (10-8)

    Championship - Oct. 20
    [4] Olmos/Smith vs. [5] Guillermo/Runglerdkriangrai (PEP) - 9 a.m.