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Univ. of Southern California Women Team News
Danielle Lao and Valeria Pulido Win ITA Regional Doubles Crown
Monday, 10/22/2012

SAN DIEGO, CALIF. -- Another USC doubles power couple has emerged for the Women of Troy. Taking a winning lead started by top-ranked teammates Kaitlyn Christian and Sabrina Santamaria -- winners of the recent ITA All-American doubles title -- USC's senior-junior tandem of Danielle Lao and Valeria Pulido has come up big in winning today's ITA Southwest Regional doubles title.

Lao and Pulido held off the tournament's top seeds, Bruins Anderson/Montez, in today's championship bout. The Trojan pair pulled off a 7-3 win in the tiebreaker to claim a 9-8 (3) win over the UCLA duo and lock in on a big tournament title for the USC team.

Also competing in a title match today was defending ITA Regional singles champ Sabrina Santamaria. The No. 2 seed in this year's draw, Santamaria faced off against top-seeded Robin Anderson of UCLA for the crown. Anderson was the aggressor in this one, and was able to pin up a 6-2, 6-4 win over Santamaria to win the title.

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) -- 9-8 (3)

SINGLES
First Round - Oct. 18
[2] #8 Sabrina Santamaria (USC) -- bye
[15] Gabriella DeSimone (USC) -- bye
[5] Kaitlyn Christian (USC) -- bye
Valeria 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
[1] Robin Anderson (UCLA) def. [2] #8 Sabrina Santamaria (USC) - 6-2, 6-4

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

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