Zoë Scandalis Named Pac-12 Player of the Week
March 5, 2014
USC junior Zoë Scandalis had a winning week for the Trojans on court three, coming up big with match-ending singles victories over ranked opponents in both USC dual-match wins. Her heroic finish at Texas was the clincher for the Trojans in a 4-3 comeback win in Austin, and she has subsequently been honored as the Pac-12 Player of the Week for her winning touch last week.
After snagging a doubles win to help the Trojans sweep the doubles point, Scandalis topped off a Trojan comeback with a comeback of her own in singles. After dropping the first set in a tiebreaker against #77 Ratnika Batra, Scandalis was all business in the next two sets en route to breaking the 3-3 tie in the match to get USC the 4-3 road win. That singles win followed another tense one against #69 Jamie Pawid of Saint Mary's days earlier. In that match, Scandalis pulled out a tiebreaker to wrap up a 6-1 USC victory over the Gaels.
The wins keep Scandalis on a five-match singles win streak to currently hold an 11-5 overall singles record and a 7-1 mark in dual matches. In doubles with Olmos, Scandalis is now 22-6 overall as the nation's #8 ranked pair. On the whole, USC now holds a 9-2 overall record this season.
This is Scandalis' third career pick as Pac-12 Player of the Week, having previously won the award each of the past two seasons.