Women of Troy Ousted In ITA National Indoors|
Nov. 6, 2014
FLUSHING, N.Y. -- USC women's tennis had a tough first day of action out at the competitive ITA National Indoor Championships today. Trojans Giuliana Olmos and Zoë Scandalis were bumped out of the singles main draw with losses in the Round of 32. Olmos and doubles partner Gabby Smith had a first-round bye in the doubles draw, but fell in the Round of 16. The USC contingent now moves into consolation play out at the action in New York, played at the USTA-Billie Jean King Tennis Center.
Ranked #15 in the nation in singles and making her fourth trip to the event, USC senior Scandalis was up against a talented Despoina Vogasari of Houston. The #68 Vogasari was able to post a 6-1, 6-1 win over Scandalis in today's Round of 32. USC junior Olmos had a tough opponent as well, facing UNC's #35 Caroline Price. A tight first set gave way to a strong one from Price, who grabbed a 7-5, 6-1 win over Olmos today. In the doubles draw, Olmos paired up with freshman Smith. After a first-round bye, Olmos/Smith squared off against Texas A&M's Dehaza/Pierson and wound up falling 6-4, 6-4 to the Aggies.
That pushed Olmos/Smith into consolation play against Colorado's Steur/Wojcik. In singles, Scandalis goes up against Utah State's McKenzie Davis tomorrow in consolation play, while Olmos faces #64 Ilinca Stoica of Virginia Tech.
Complete USC results from the ITA National Indoor Championships are below.
First Round - Nov. 7
#38 Giuliana Olmos (USC) vs. #64 Ilinca Stoica (VT) - 11 a.m. ET
#15 Zoë Scandalis vs. McKenzie Davis (USU) - 2:30 p.m.
Round of 16 - Nov. 6