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Sunday, 10/21/2012

SAN DIEGO, CALIF. - It was a winning day across the board for the USC women's tennis contingent today at the ITA Southwest Regional Championships in San Diego. Sabrina Santamaria got the job done in her quarterfinal singles clash, and two Trojan doubles pairs doubled up on their wins today to move into tomorrow's semifinals.

The day opened with doubles play, where No. 3 seeded Trojan tandem Gabriella DeSimone and Zoe Scandalis put their silencers on for an 8-0 win to move into the quarterfinals. There, the Trojans served up an 8-4 win over a San Diego duo, earning a semifinal spot tomorrow against the top seeds, Anderson /Morton of UCLA. Meanwhile, their Trojan teammates Danielle Lao and Valeria Pulido took to the courts as the draw's No. 2 seeded pair. Lao/Pulido tacked up an 8-3 win to start the day, and then matched that score in the quarterfinals to cruise into the semis tomorrow against a Long Beach State team.

On the singles side of the action, No. 2 seeded Sabrina Santamaria stood tall as the lone Trojan fighting on in the singles draw. Santamaria made short work of her quarterfinal foe, No. 8 seed Alejandra Granillo of Pepperdine, with a 6-3, 6-2 win. Santamaria now takes a place in tomorrow's semifinals against either No. 6 seed Skylar Morton or No. 10 seed Kaitlyn Ray - both Bruins.

Complete USC results from the ITA Southwest Regional Championships are below.

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ITA SOUTHWEST REGIONALS (San Diego, Calif.)
SINGLES
First Round - Oct. 18
[2] #8 Sabrina Santamaria (USC) -- bye
[15] Gabriella DeSimone (USC) -- bye
[5] Kaitlyn Christian (USC) -- bye
Valera Pulido (USC) def. Abigail Phillips (PEP) -- 6-3, 6-1
Kalika Slevcove (CSF) def. Jackie Owen (USC) -- 6-0, 6-2

Second Round - Oct. 18
[2] #8 Sabrina Santamaria (USC) def. Priscilla Garcia (UCSB) -- 6-0, 6-0
[15] Gabriella DeSimone (USC) def. Ali Facey (UCI) -- 6-4, 6-1
[5] Kaitlyn Christian (USC) def. Nakisa Vahdat (UCI) -- 6-2, 6-1
[11] Chanelle Van Nguyen (UCLA) def. Valeria Pulido (USC) -- 6-2, 6-4

Round of 32 - Oct. 19
[2] #8 Sabrina Santamaria (USC) def. Reka Rohonyi (LMU) -- 6-0, 6-2
[15] Gabriella DeSimone (USC) def. Kristin Buth (SDSU) -- 6-4, 6-1
[5] Kaitlyn Christian (USC) def. Michela Casanova (SDSU) -- 6-2, 7-5

Round of 16 - Oct. 19
[2] #8 Sabrina Santamaria (USC) def. [15] Gabriella DeSimone (USC) -- 6-0, 6-3
[14] Kylie McPhillips (UCLA) def. [5] Kaitlyn Christian (USC) -- 6-3, 6-0

Quarterfinals - Oct. 20
[2] #8 Sabrina Santamaria (USC) def. [8] Alejandra Granillo (PEP) - 6-3, 6-2

Semifinals - Oct. 21
[2] #8 Sabrina Santamaria (USC) vs. [6] Skylar Morton / [10] Kaitlyn Ray (UCLA) - 10:30 a.m.

DOUBLES
First Round - Oct. 18
[3] DeSimone/Scandalis (USC) -- bye
[2] Lao/Pulido (USC) -- bye

Round of 32 - Oct. 19
[3] DeSimone/Scandalis (USC) def. Parravi/Rohonyi (LMU) -- 8-0
[2] Lao/Pulido (USC) def. Facey/Schweyer (UCI) -- 8-2

Round of 16 - Oct. 20
[3] DeSimone/Scandalis (USC) def. Flemming/Ray (UCLA) - 8-0
[2] Lao/Pulido (USC) def. Malenovska/Willems (LBSU) - 8-3

Quarterfinals - Oct. 20
[3] DeSimone/Scandalis (USC) def. Claus/Stojanovic (USD) - 8-4
[2] Lao/Pulido (USC) def. Mamiit/Stadfelt (UCI) - 8-3

Semifinals - Oct. 21
[3] DeSimone/Scandalis (USC) vs. [1] Anderson/Montez (UCLA) - 9 a.m.
[2] Lao/Pulido (USC) vs. Rozenberg/Unden (LBSU) - 9 a.m.

CONSOLATION SINGLES
Tiffany Mai (CSF) def. Jackie Owen (USC) -- 6-0, 6-2
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