Women's Tennis
    Semifinal Showdowns Ahead For Women of Troy

    Oct. 23, 2010

    SAN DIEGO, CALIF. -- The USC women's tennis team has taken over the semifinal rounds of the ITA Southwest Regional Championships. Danielle Lao and Maria Sanchez each have separate appointments in the singles semis as the two work for the chance to face one another in the title match. Before singles play, however, Sanchez will team up with Kaitlyn Christian for a doubles semifinal against teammates Valeria Pulido and Alison Ramos.

    A busy day in San Diego began with doubles action, as all three Trojan teams started the day with Round of 16 wins. That set up the first Trojan vs. Trojan face-off of the tourney, with Pulido/Ramos matching up against teammates Lyndsay Kinstler and Danielle Lao in the quarterfinals. Pulido/Ramos got the win in an 8-6 decision to earn their place in tomorrow's semifinals. They'll go up against another winning Trojan team in Christian/Sanchez, who also nabbed two wins today to jump into the semis tomorrow morning.

    On the singles side of things, Kaitlyn Christian fell in the quarterfinals to the tournament's No. 2 seeded Andrea Remynse. Meanwhile, USC's Sanchez was on the comeback path in her quarterfinal match, battling through three sets to get her semifinal slot. Lao, too, had a three-setter to get through in her quarterfinal match, and the Trojan sophomore got it done to also check in for tomorrow's semifinals.

     

     

    Complete results and schedule for the Women of Troy are below.

    ITA Southwest Regional Championships (San Diego, Calif.)

    SINGLES
    Round of 128 - Thurs., Oct. 21
    [1] Maria Sanchez (USC) - bye
    Cristala Andrews (USC) - bye
    Lyndsay Kinstler (USC) - bye
    [6] Danielle Lao (USC) - bye
    [3] Alison Ramos (USC) - bye
    [12] Valeria Pulido (USC) - bye
    Kaitlyn Christian (USC) def. Anais Dallara (LBSU) - 6-3, 6-3
    Ashlee Brown (ASU) def. Hayley Miller (USC) - 6-3, 6-0

    Round of 64 - Thurs., Oct. 21
    [1] Maria Sanchez (USC) def. Megan Moore (PEP) - 6-0, 6-2
    Courtney Dolehide (UCLA) def. Cristala Andrews (USC) - 6-4, 6-3
    [10] Alicia Aguilar (SDSU) def. Lyndsay Kinstler (USC) - 6-4, 6-1
    [6] Danielle Lao (USC) def. Brooke Doane (CSUN) - 6-4, 6-2
    [3] Alison Ramos (USC) def. Natasha Zorec (Hawaii) - 7-6 (4), 6-4
    [12] Valeria Pulido (USC) def. Andrea Oates (PEP) - 6-3, 6-3
    Kaitlyn Christian (USC) def. Jill Damion (UCSB) - 6-0, 6-0

    Round of 32 -- Fri., Oct. 22
    [1] Maria Sanchez (USC) def. Laura Claus (USD) - 6-4, 6-2
    [6] Danielle Lao (USC) def. Susan McRann (ARIZ) - 6-1, 6-3
    Ali Walters (PEP) def. [3] Alison Ramos (USC) - 6-0, 6-4
    Kaitlyn Christian (USC) def. [7] Micaela Hein (ASU) - 6-2, 3-6, 6-2
    [12] Valeria Pulido (USC) def. Julie Luzar (LBSU) - 6-1, 6-4

    Round of 16 - Fri., Oct. 22
    [1] Maria Sanchez (USC) def. [13] Sarah Landsman (ARIZ) - 7-6 (4), 6-1
    [6] Danielle Lao (USC) def. [10] Alicia Aguilar (SDSU) - 6-4, 7-6 (4)
    Kaitlyn Christian (USC) def. Juliette Coupez (SDSU) - 1-6, 6-3, 6-2
    [2] Andrea Remynse (UCLA) def. [12] Valeria Pulido (USC) - 6-3, 6-3

    Quarterfinals - Sat., Oct. 23
    [1] Maria Sanchez (USC) def. Jacqueline Cako (ASU) -- 4-6, 6-2, 7-5
    [6] Danielle Lao (USC) def. Kim Stubbe (ARIZ) - 6-2, 4-6, 6-0
    [2] Andrea Remynse (UCLA) def. Kaitlyn Christian (USC) - 6-1, 6-0

    Semifinals - Sun., Oct. 24
    [1] Maria Sanchez (USC) vs. Courtney Dolehide (UCLA)
    [6] Danielle Lao (USC) vs. [2] Andrea Remynse (UCLA)

    DOUBLES
    Round of 64 - Thurs., Oct. 21
    [1] Pulido/Ramos (USC) -- bye
    [4] Christian/Sanchez (USC) -- bye
    Kinstler/Lao (USC) def. Alawi/Jeczmionka (LBSU) - 8-1

    Round of 32 - Fri., Oct. 22
    [1] Pulido/Ramos (USC) def. Nafarrete/Van den Bergh (Hawaii) - 8-1
    [4] Christian/Sanchez (USC) def. Marks/Smyth (ARIZ) - 8-6
    Kinstler/Lao (USC) def. Cioffi/Colman (SDSU) - 8-4

    Round of 16 - Sat., Oct. 23
    [1] Pulido/Ramos (USC) def. Johansson/Remynse (UCLA) - 8-5
    [4] Christian/Sanchez (USC) def. Pantic/Seguso (UCLA) - 8-5
    Kinstler/Lao (USC) def. [7] Pinterova/Poljakova (Hawaii) - 9-7

    Quarterfinals - Sat., Oct. 23
    [1] Pulido/Ramos (USC) def. Kinstler/Lao (USC) - 8-6
    [4] Christian/Sanchez (USC) def. [6] Cako/Hein (ASU) - 8-3

    Semifinals - Sun., Oct. 24
    [1] Pulido/Ramos (USC) vs. [4] Christian/Sanchez (USC)