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Univ. of Southern California Women Team News
Santamaria, Lao/Pulido Line Up For Title Matches
Monday, 10/22/2012

SAN DIEGO, CALIF. -- USC women's tennis is within reach of a Trojan sweep of ITA Southwest Regional Championship titles tomorrow after a rainy but successful day of play for sophomore Sabrina Santamaria and doubles pair Danielle Lao and Valeria Pulido.

Santamaria worked her way into the singles championship match with a gutsy three-set win over UCLA's Kaitlyn Ray in today's semifinals. Santamaria's 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 win puts the No. 2 seeded sophomore into the singles final tomorrow

Meanwhile, in the doubles draw, USC's Gabriella DeSimone and Zoe Scandalis took a semifinal loss to the top seeds to bow out of the action in that bracket. Teammates Danielle Lao and Valeria Pulido, however, were able to pin up an 8-6 win in their semifinal on the other end of the bracket, beating a team from Long Beach State to move into the championship bout against that Bruin team of Anderson/Morton tomorrow.

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


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) def. [10] Kaitlyn Ray (UCLA) - 6-4, 2-6, 6-2

Championship - Oct. 21
[2] #8 Sabrina Santamaria (USC)

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
[1] Anderson/Montez (UCLA) def. [3] DeSimone/Scandalis (USC) - 8-4
[2] Lao/Pulido (USC) def. Rozenberg/Unden (LBSU) - 8-6

Championship - Oct. 22
[2] Lao/Pulido (USC) vs. [1] Anderson/Montez (UCLA)

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