USC Women Kick Off ITA Southwest Regionals In San Diego
Oct. 17, 2013
A powerful contingent of Women of Troy are lined up for action at the ITA Southwest Regional Championships in San Diego, where competition kicks off today (Oct. 17) with first-round action in singles and doubles. USC boasts the top three seeds in both the singles and doubles draws.
In the singles realm, USC has five seeded players. Top-seeded Sabrina Santamaria enters her first action of the season in pursuit of a repeat trip to the singles title match. This year, Santamaria aims to avenge a loss in last year's championship match. She opens today's competition with a first-round bye, as does No. 2 seed Zoë Scandalis, No. 3 seed Brynn Boren, No. 11 seed Kaitlyn Christian, No. 12 seed Giuliana Olmos and unseeded Trojans Paige Keating and Ellie Yates. USC freshman Zoë Katz has a first-round matchup against UC Santa Barbara's Melissa Baker to get through in order to join her teammates in the Round of 64.
In doubles, USC also boasts the top three seeds. Top-ranked Kaitlyn Christian and Sabrina Santamaria are the No. 1 seed in this one, looking to follow in the footsteps of last year's Trojan victors, now graduated, Danielle Lao and Valeria Pulido. They'll have some competition from their own teammates, though, as Brynn Boren and Zoë Katz are seeded No. 2, and Giuliana Olmos and Zoë Scandalis are teamed up as the No. 3 seeds.
Complete USC matchups for the opening rounds are below.
ITA Southwest Regional Championships (San Diego, Calif.)