Zoe Scandalis Named Pac-12 Player of the Week|
Jan. 23, 2012
Riding the momentum of an upset win over top-ranked Mallory Burdette of Stanford and #8 Robin Anderson of UCLA en route to the ensuing Freeman Memorial singles championship last week, #19-ranked freshman Zoë Scandalis stepped into the No. 1 singles slot for her first dual match as a Trojan and shut out her UC Irvine opponent. For her recent successes, Scandalis has been named the Pac-12 Women's Tennis Player of the Week, making her the first Trojan to win the honor this season.
Scandalis tallied the first doubles win and first singles win of the day in USC's season opener, winning 8-2 at the No. 3 doubles position with teammate Valeria Pulido, then took to the singles courts to deliver a 6-0, 6-0 sweep of UC Irvine's Courtney Byron on court one. Scandalis holds a six-match singles winning streak and is now 19-3 overall in singles play.
Scandalis and the Women of Troy are off to Tempe, Ariz., this weekend for competition at the ITA Kickoff Weekend, hosted by Arizona State, for the right to move on to next month's ITA National Team Indoor Championships. USC opens this weekend's action against Sacramento State at 9:30 a.m. MT on Saturday (Jan. 28).