Women's Tennis
    All-Trojan Title Match Set For Monday

    Zoe Scandalis will face fellow USC freshman Sabrina Santamaria for the regional singles title.

    Oct. 23, 2011

    SAN DIEGO, CALIF. -- USC made it an all-Trojan title match at the ITA Women's Southwest Regional Championships when freshman powerhouses Sabrina Santamaria and Zoe Scandalis charged through their respective semifinal matches today in San Diego. The newest Women of Troy will square off at 10 a.m. on Monday (Oct. 24) in the singles championship match.

    Both Santamaria and Scandalis have shown no fear during their respective races to tomorrow's Trojan title showdown. The most recent heroics by the USC freshmen came today in the form of straight-set victories in each of their semifinal bouts. Santamaria took down the No. 8 seed in the draw, beating Arizona's Natasha Marks with a 6-3, 7-6 decision to punch her ticket to the final. Scandalis made sure she would meet Santamaria there by blowing by Long Beach State's No. 11 seed Anais Dallara today in her semifinal.

    Santamaria had another busy day of it with a full day of doubles play as well. Teamed up with sophomore Kaitlyn Christian as the doubles brackets' No. 2 seed, Christian and Santamaria served up an 8-4 win over No. 3 seeded Coupez/Hoffpauir of San Diego in this morning's semifinal match. That put the Women of Troy in the championship doubles match against UCLA's No. 10 seeded Anderson/Morton, who were able to create some space against the Trojan pair and snag the title with an 8-4 decision over Christian/Santamaria in the final.

    Last year's regional singles final also was an all-USC affair. Then-sophomore Danielle Lao edged out senior teammate Maria Sanchez in the 2010 title match, which was played at USC's Marks Stadium. This year, Scandalis dashed her teammate Lao's plan to defend her title with a three-set win in the quarterfinals, while Santamaria has had a teammate-free run to this year's title match.

     

     

    Complete USC results are below:

    ITA WOMEN'S SOUTHWEST REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS (San Diego, Calif.)

    SINGLES
    First Round -- Oct. 20
    [1] Danielle Lao (USC) -- bye
    [10] Zoe Scandalis (USC) -- bye
    Gabriella DeSimone (USC) def. Jennifer Sher (CSUN) -- 6-4, 6-3
    Sabrina Santamaria (USC) -- bye
    [5] Kaitlyn Christian (USC) -- bye
    [13] Alison Ramos (USC) -- bye

    Round of 64 -- Oct. 20
    [1] Danielle Lao (USC) def. Miya Jin (LMU) -- 6-1, 6-0
    [10] Zoe Scandalis (USC) def. Laura Antonana (SDSU) -- 6-0, 6-2
    Gabriella DeSimone (USC) def. Hailey Johnson (ARIZ) -- 6-2, 6-1
    Sabrina Santamaria (USC) def. Idil Haciafoglu (USD) -- 6-4, 6-1
    [5] Kaitlyn Christian (USC) def. Natalie McKay (UCR) -- 6-0, 6-0
    [13] Alison Ramos (USC) def. Martina Kostalova (UH) -- 6-3, 4-6, 6-3

    Round of 32 -- Oct. 21
    [1] Danielle Lao (USC) def. Hannah James (ASU) -- 6-2, 6-1
    Zoe Scandalis (USC) def. Laura Bernard (LBSU) -- 6-2, 6-3
    [11] Anais Dallara (LBSU) def. Gabriella DeSimone (USC) -- 6-0, 6-3
    Sabrina Santamaria (USC) def. [9] Michelle Brycki (ASU) -- 6-1, 6-3
    Alejandra Granillo (PEP) def. [5] Kaitlyn Christian (USC) -- 7-6 (6), 4-6, 6-2
    Natalia Lozano (UCSB) def. Alison Ramos (USC) 6-3, 6-3

    Round of 16 -- Oct. 21
    [1] Danielle Lao (USC) def. Skylar Morton (UCLA) -- 6-2, 6-1
    [10] Zoe Scandalis (USC) def. Issara Khunpak (PEP) -- 6-0, 6-0
    Sabrina Santamaria (USC) def. Alejandra Granillo (PEP) -- 6-1, 7-5

    Quarterfinals -- Oct. 22
    [10] Zoe Scandalis (USC) def. [1] Danielle Lao (USC) -- 3-6, 6-2, 6-4
    Sabrina Santamaria (USC) def. [2] McCall Jones (UCLA) -- 6-1, 7-5

    Semifinals -- Oct. 23
    [10] Zoe Scandalis (USC) def. [11] Anais Dallara (LBSU) -- 6-1, 7-5
    Sabrina Santamaria (USC) def. [8] Natasha Marks (ARIZ) -- 6-3, 7-6

    Championship -- Oct. 24
    [10] Zoe Scandalis (USC) vs. Sabrina Santamaria (USC) -- 10 a.m

    DOUBLES
    Round of 64 -- Oct. 20
    [12] DeSimone/Lao (USC) -- bye
    [9] Ramos/Scandalis (USC) -- bye
    [2] Christian/Santamaria (USC) -- bye

    Round of 32 -- Oct. 21
    Cantlay/Luzar (LBSU) def. [12] DeSimone/Lao (USC) -- 9-7
    [9] Ramos/Scandalis (USC) def. Meehan/Scatliffe (UCSB) -- 8-4
    [2] Christian/Santamaria (USC) def. Dockendorf/Lozano (UCSB) -- 8-3

    Round of 16 -- Oct. 22
    [3] Coupez/Hoffpauir (USD) def. [9] Ramos/Scandalis (USC) -- w/o (inj)
    [2] Christian/Santamaria (USC) def. Sahagun/Simmons (ASU) -- 8-1

    Quarterfinals -- Oct. 23
    [2] Christian/Santamaria (USC) def. Man-Son-Hing/Sher (CSUN) -- 8-6

    Semifinals -- Oct. 24
    [2] Christian/Santamaria (USC) def. [3] Coupez/Hoffpauir (USD) -- 8-4

    Championship -- Oct. 24
    [10] Anderson/Morton (UCLA) def. [2] Christian/Santamaria (USC) -- 8-4