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Univ. of Southern California Women Team News
Christian/Santamaria Score Semifinal Spot In Push For Another ITA Crown
Saturday, 11/10/2012

FLUSHING, N.Y. -- Another busy day In New York for Sabrina Santamaria has yielded more successful results for the USC sophomore. She and doubles partner Kaitlyn Christian are another step closer to defending their ITA National Indoor Championship thanks to today's quarterfinal victory, pushing the top-ranked Trojan tandem into tomorrow's semifinals. Santamaria also had two top-10 tangles in singles competition today as she worked her way into the quarters in the singles main draw as well.

Christian and Santamaria had one doubles match on the docket today, facing UNC's Dai/Kay in the quarterfinals. A solid 8-3 win launched the Trojan pair into tomorrow's semifinals, where they face #17 Guarachi/Macfarlane of Alabama for the right to play for the doubles crown.

Santamaria's busy day saw her take on two top-10 opponents, as the #8 USC sophomore first plugged in a powerful 6-1, 6-1 win over No. 7 seed Mary Anne Macfarlane of Alabama, who is ranked #10 in the nation in singles. Santamaria's straight-set momentum was interrupted in the evening's quarterfinals, however, as she fell in three sets to Cal's #7 Zsofi Susanyi. On the plus side, Santamaria can now put full focus on tomorrow's doubles semifinals, as she and Christian look to add another big doubles title to their young resumes. That doubles semifinal is set for 9 a.m. ET tomorrow.

Complete USC results from New York are below.

2012 ITA NATIONAL INDOOR INTERCOLLEGIATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center • Flushing, N.Y.
 

 
   

SINGLES
Round of 32 - Nov. 8
#8 Sabrina Santamaria (USC) def. Gina Suarez-Malaguti (UNC) -- 6-0, 7-5
#18 Brynn Boren (TENN) def. [3] #7 Zoë Scandalis (USC) -- 6-1, 6-2
#11 Danielle Lao (USC) def. [2] #4 Cristina Sanchez-Quintanar (TAMU) -- 6-1, 6-2

Round of 16 - Nov. 9
#8 Sabrina Santamaria (USC) def. [7] #10 Mary Anne Macfarlane (ALA) -- 6-1, 6-1
#22 Anett Schutting (CAL) def. #11 Danielle Lao (USC) -- 7-6 (6), 7-5

Quarterfinals - Nov. 9
#5 Zsofi Susanyi (CAL) def. #8 Sabrina Santamaria (USC) -- 6-1, 4-6, 6-2

SINGLES CONSOLATION
Nov. 8
Nicole Bartnik (COL) def. [2] #7 Zoë Scandalis (USC) -- 6-4, 6-4

DOUBLES
Round of 32 - Nov. 8
[1] #1 Christian/Santamaria (USC) -- bye
DeSimone/Scandalis (USC) def. Filipovski/Krtickova (AAS) -- 8-3
#49 Lao/Pulido (USC) -- bye

Round of 16 - Nov. 8
[1] #1 Christian/Santamaria (USC) def. Tan/Tsay (STAN) -- 8-4
Enrique/Vickers (TULSA) def. DeSimone/Scandalis (USC) -- 8-4
[2] #34 Boren/Szekely (TENN) def. #49 Lao/Pulido (USC) -- 8-3

Quarterfinals - Nov. 9
[1] #1 Christian/Santamaria (USC) def. Dai/Kay (UNC) -- 8-3

Semifinals - Nov. 10
[1] #1 Christian/Santamaria (USC) vs. #17 Guarachi/Macfarlane (ALA) -- 9 a.m. ET

DOUBLES CONSOLATION
Nov. 9
Latycheva/Eskenazi (PENN) def. #49 Lao/Pulido (USC) -- 8-3
DeSimone/Scandalis (USC) def. [1] Kopinski/White (ILL) -- 8-5
Nov. 10
DeSimone/Scandalis (USC) vs. Sanon/Takenaga (COL) -- 9 a.m. ET
 
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