Zoë Scandalis Leads Three Women of Troy On All-Pac-12 Honor Roll
May 28, 2014
USC's Zoë Scandalis has deservedly snagged her second career selection to the All-Pac-12 First Team following a powerful run through the 2014 season by the standout junior. She is joined by two Trojan teammates on the conference honor roll, with Giuliana Olmos and Sabrina Santamaria earning All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention.
Also an All-Pac-12 First Team honoree as a freshman, Zoë Scandalis stepped up for the Women of Troy and solidified her place at the top of the conference in working her way to the Pac-12 Singles title match last month. Stepping into the No. 1 singles spot when teammate Santamaria was sidelined by injury, Scandalis rose to the occasion. She'd finish out the season with a 23-11 overall singles record, including a 14-5 mark in dual matches. She entered the NCAA Tournament ranked #19 in the nation in singles and #11 in doubles with partner Olmos, with whom she won the Freeman Memorial Doubles Championship earlier in the year. Along the way, Scandalis also was a two-time Pac-12 Player of the Week and reached the ITA/Riviera All-American Doubles final with Olmos. Scandalis was an All-Pac-12 Second Team pick last season and is in line for potential repeat ITA All-American honors this season.
Giuliana Olmos -- in her second season of action for the Women of Troy -- turned heads with a powerful performance this year. She'd collect a team-best 25 singles wins and a team-best 22 doubles wins alongside partner Scandalis. What's more, Olmos paired with senior Kaitlyn Christian for the first time in the postseason, with the duo working their way to win the 2014 Pac-12 Doubles Championship. It was Olmos' first major title, while Christian finished her Trojan career as a three-time Pac-12 Doubles Champion. Individually, Olmos also staked her claim as the Pac-12 Invitational Singles Champion this season. In all, Olmos went 25-11 overall in singles (15-6 in dual matches) and was 31-11 in doubles (10-9 in dual matches) this season in earning her spot with 2014 All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention.
Sabrina Santamaria had her junior season cut sadly short when she suffered a season-ending ACL injury in early March. To that point, the 2013 Pac-12 Player of the Year and back-to-back Pac-12 Doubles Team of the Year honoree had constructed a 10-6 singles record along with a strong 11-3 record in doubles alongside Kaitlyn Christian, with whom she had won the 2013 NCAA, ITA All-American and ITA National Indoor doubles championship the previous year. Still holding a #17 national ranking in singles and a #28 rank in doubles with Christian, Santamaria remained dedicated to her Women of Troy despite being sidelined and has deservedly received 2014 All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention in recognition of her talent and role at USC. She will return next season holding a 79-19 career singles record and an 83-18 career mark in doubles through her two-and-a-half seasons with the Trojans to date.
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