Women's Tennis
    Pulido/Ramos Win Doubles Title, All-Trojan Singles Final Tomorrow

    Oct. 24, 2010

    SAN DIEGO, CALIF. - USC's Valeria Pulido and Alison Ramos had a tough lineup today at the ITA Southwest Regional Championships in San Diego, but the Women of Troy reigned supreme to capture the doubles crown at the tournament. What's more, USC is assured a sweep of the titles, as Maria Sanchez and Danielle Lao will square off in the singles championship match tomorrow.

    Sanchez won the ITA regional singles crown as a sophomore in 2008. Now a senior, the top-seeded Trojan will have to fend off sophomore teammate Danielle Lao if she is to pick up her second crown. Lao has proven herself a threat after powering through No. 2 seed Andrea Remynse of UCLA today in the semifinals, notching a 6-4, 6-3 win to earn her place opposite Sanchez in tomorrow's final. Sanchez dispatched her semifinal opponent with ease as well, topping another Bruin, Courtney Doelhide, with a 6-4, 6-1 decision to propel herself into the title match.

    Meanwhile, on the doubles courts, Sanchez also had doubles competition to contend with. She teamed up with freshman Kaitlyn Christian for yet another all-Trojan matchup. Christian/Sanchez went up against top-seeded teammates Pulido/Ramos in the semifinals today. The two Trojan teams battled it out, with Pulido/Ramos edging out their teammates 8-6. That put Pulido/Ramos in the championship match later in the day, up against the Ellison/Ellison team from host San Diego State. Pulido/Ramos held their ground and served up an 8-4 win over the Aztec pair to solidify a USC victory on the doubles courts in winning the championship.

     

     

    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) def. Courtney Dolehide (UCLA) - 6-4, 6-1
    [6] Danielle Lao (USC) def. [2] Andrea Remynse (UCLA) - 6-4, 6-3

    Championship - Mon., Oct. 25
    [1] Maria Sanchez (USC) vs. [6] Danielle Lao (USC)

    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) def. [4] Christian/Sanchez (USC) - 8-6

    Championship - Sun., Oct. 24
    [1] Pulido/Ramos (USC) def. Ellison/Ellison (SDSU) - 8-4

    CONSOLATION SINGLES
    Second Round
    Natalia Lozano def Cristala Andrews (USC) - 6-2, 6-4
    Lyndsay Kinstler (USC) - bye
    Third Round
    Courtney Byron def. Lyndsay Kinstler (USC) - 7-5, 6-4