LOS ANGELES, CALIF. -- The No. 7 USC women's tennis team pinned up another dominant outing at Marks Stadium with a 7-0 sweep of visiting No. 59 Utah today. The Women of Troy improve to 13-2 overall in taking a 2-0 start to Pac-12 play with today's victory over the Utes.
After a smooth run through doubles on wins from #30 DeSimone/Scandalis on court two and Olmos/Yates at the No. 3 spot, the Trojans stayed in cruise control through singles. There were straight sets down the line for USC once again. On court two, USC's #27 sophomore Zoë Scandalis made it a near-perfect couple of days on the singles scene, following up yesterday's shutout win with a 6-0, 6-1 victory today over Utah's Sarah Pham. The Trojans' power was on display on all courts. At the No. 1 spot, USC's #2 sophomore Sabrina Santamaria took down #70 Teresa Bekerova 6-3, 6-2. #107 Giuliana Olmos stepped into the No. 3 position and dished out a 6-2, 6-2 win over Callie Craig. At No. 4, #67 Gabriella DeSimone tallied a 6-4, 6-1 win over Natasha Smith. USC showed control and strength on courts five and six, too. Kaitlyn Christian dispatched Lucia Kovarcikova 6-3, 6-1, and Elliy Yates delivered a 6-1, 6-2 win over Paige Miles to help rally the Trojans to the 7-0 sweep.
USC's next action takes the Trojans through Washington next week for more Pac-12 play. USC will visit Washington at 1:30 p.m. on Friday (March 22) and will then head to Pullman to face WSU at noon on Saturday (March 23).
#7 USC 7, #59 Utah 0
March 16, 2013 - Marks Stadium
(1) #1 Christian/Santamaria (USC) vs. #21 Bekerova/Miles (UTAH) - 7-5 susp.
(2) #30 DeSimone/Scandalis (USC) def. Najera/Smith (UTAH) - 8-2
(3) Olmos/Yates (USC) def. Craig/Pham (UTAH) - 8-4
USC wins doubles point.
(1) #2 Sabrina Santamaria (USC) def. #70 Teresa Bekerova (UTAH) - 6-3, 6-2
(2) #27 Zoë Scandalis (USC) def. Sarah Pham (UTAH) - 6-0, 6-1
(3) #107 Giuliana Olmos (USC) def. Callie Craig (UTAH) - 6-2, 6-2
(4) #67 Gabriella DeSimone (USC) def. Natasha Smith (UTAH) - 6-4, 6-1
(5) Kaitlyn Christian (USC) def. Lucia Kovarcikova (UTAH) - 6-3, 6-1
(6) Ellie Yates (USC) def. Paige Miles (UTAH) - 6-1, 6-2
Order of finish: n/a