Women's Tennis
    Trojan Domination: Christian/Santamaria Win Back-To-Back ITA Titles With Shutout
    The nation's number one doubles team, without a doubt!
    The nation's number one doubles team, without a doubt!

    Nov. 11, 2012

    FLUSHING, N.Y. - Two other women's doubles teams may have been able to win back-to-back ITA National Indoor Championships, but no one has done it as decisively as USC's Kaitlyn Christian and Sabrina Santamaria. In today's morning title match in New York, the two young Trojans successfully defend their 2011 championship with all-out domination of their opponents. A swift 6-0, 6-0 shutout crowned the two Women of Troy as the 2012 champs, making Christian/Santamaria just the third team in history - and first since 1998 - to go back-to-back.

    In today's title match, Christian and Santamaria rolled out an unheard-of 6-0, 6-0 shutout of Virginia's Nauta/Xi for a feat never before achieved in the final of the ITA National Indoors on either the women's or men's sides. The USC junior-sophomore combo now boasts four major titles together in just over one year as a Trojan tandem. Now with the back-to-back ITA National Team Indoor titles in hand, Christian and Santamaria are also the proud owners of the 2012 Pac-12 Doubles Championship and the 2012 ITA/ Riviera All-American Doubles Championship.

    Complete USC results from New York are below.

    2012 ITA NATIONAL INDOOR INTERCOLLEGIATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
    USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center • Flushing, N.Y.

    DOUBLES
    Round of 32 - Nov. 8
    [1] #1 Christian/Santamaria (USC) -- bye
    DeSimone/Scandalis (USC) def. Filipovski/Krtickova (AAS) -- 8-3
    #49 Lao/Pulido (USC) -- bye

    Round of 16 - Nov. 8
    [1] #1 Christian/Santamaria (USC) def. Tan/Tsay (STAN) -- 8-4
    Enrique/Vickers (TULSA) def. DeSimone/Scandalis (USC) -- 8-4
    [2] #34 Boren/Szekely (TENN) def. #49 Lao/Pulido (USC) -- 8-3

     

     

    Quarterfinals - Nov. 9
    [1] #1 Christian/Santamaria (USC) def. Dai/Kay (UNC) -- 8-3

    Semifinals - Nov. 10
    [1] #1 Christian/Santamaria (USC) def. #17 Guarachi/Macfarlane (ALA) - 6-2, 6-3

    Championship - Nov. 11
    [1] #1 Christian/Santamaria (USC) def. Nauta/Xi (UVA) -- 6-0, 6-0

    DOUBLES CONSOLATION
    Nov. 9
    Latycheva/Eskenazi (PENN) def. #49 Lao/Pulido (USC) -- 8-3
    DeSimone/Scandalis (USC) def. [1] Kopinski/White (ILL) -- 8-5
    Nov. 10
    DeSimone/Scandalis (USC) def. Sanon/Takenaga (COL) - 8-3
    Nov. 11
    Epstein/Vierra (UVA) def. DeSimone/Scandalis (USC) -- 9-8 (1)

    SINGLES
    Round of 32 - Nov. 8
    #8 Sabrina Santamaria (USC) def. Gina Suarez-Malaguti (UNC) -- 6-0, 7-5
    #18 Brynn Boren (TENN) def. [3] #7 Zoë Scandalis (USC) -- 6-1, 6-2
    #11 Danielle Lao (USC) def. [2] #4 Cristina Sanchez-Quintanar (TAMU) -- 6-1, 6-2

    Round of 16 - Nov. 9
    #8 Sabrina Santamaria (USC) def. [7] #10 Mary Anne Macfarlane (ALA) -- 6-1, 6-7(3), 6-3
    #22 Anett Schutting (CAL) def. #11 Danielle Lao (USC) -- 7-6 (6), 7-5

    Quarterfinals - Nov. 9
    #5 Zsofi Susanyi (CAL) def. #8 Sabrina Santamaria (USC) -- 6-1, 4-6, 6-2

    SINGLES CONSOLATION
    Nov. 8
    Nicole Bartnik (COL) def. [2] #7 Zoë Scandalis (USC) -- 6-4, 6-4