Women's Tennis
    USC Women Start ITA All-American Action At Riviera Tennis Club

    Zoë Scandalis and Giuliana Olmos are aiming at another journey to the ITA All-American doubles final.
    Sept. 29, 2014

    The USC women's tennis team sets up camp at the Riviera Tennis Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif., this week for this year's edition of the ITA/Riviera Women's All-American Championships. The Women of Troy will have two representatives in qualifying singles play, which begins tomorrow (Sept. 30). In the main draw, USC's #15 Zoë Scandalis is slated for singles action, while also holding down a spot in the doubles draw alongside teammate Giuliana Olmos. That Trojan tandem reached the doubles title match last season, and there back for more in their 2014 bid at the tournament.

    Scandalis also awaits the company of two Trojan teammates in the singles main draw, as #38 Giuliana Olmos and sophomore #59 Zoë Katz will compete in the qualifying singles draw. Three wins in qualifying will earn them a spot in the main draw, which starts Thursday (Oct. 2).

    Olmos and Scandalis, who are ranked #7 in the nation as a doubles team, will compete together once again in the doubles draw. Last year, the pair made it to the final of the ITA All-American, where they fell to UCLA's Robin Anderson and Jennifer Brady. This year, Olmos and Scandalis have some company in the main draw. Sophomore Katz is paired with freshman Madison Westby as the nation's #23 ranked doubles duo.

    USC had two Trojans engaged in prequalifying play over the weekend in Westwood. Freshmen Gabby Smith and Meredith Xepoleas each grabbed a first-round win in singles play, but fell in the second round. Playing together in doubles as well, the freshman pair lost in their second-round match.

    Prequalifying scores and qualifying round schedule for the Women of Troy are below.

    CLICK HERE to follow along with all the draws and competition at the 2014 ITA/Riviera Women's All-American Championships.

    2014 ITA/Riviera Women's All-American Championships

    First Round - Sept. 30
    [9-16] #38 Giuliana Olmos (USC) vs. #50 Sydney Campbell (VANDY) - 1 p.m.
    #59 Zoë Katz (USC) vs. Julia Schiller (WichSt) - 1 p.m.

    First Round - Sept. 27
    Meredith Xepoleas (USC) def. [4] Kerrie Cartwright (FSU) - 2-6, 7-6, 6-2
    Gabby Smith (USC) def. [3] Belinda Woolcock (FLA) - 6-2, 6-4
    Second Round - Sept. 27
    Tiffany William (MidTenn) def. Meredith Xepoleas (USC) - 6-2, 6-2
    Daneika Borthwick (FSU) Gabby Smith (USC) - 7-6, 6-1

    First Round - Sept. 27
    Smith/Xepoleas (USC) - bye
    Second Round - Sept. 27
    Groenvynck/Horn (TEX) def. Smith/Xepoleas (USC) - 9-7