WOMEN'S TENNIS FALLS AT NO. 5 USC IN FIRST ROUND OF NCAA TOURNAMENT
LOS ANGELES — The Sacramento State women's tennis team had its 2013 season come to a close with a 4-0 loss at No. 5 USC on Saturday at the Marks Tennis Stadium.
The Hornets finish the year with a 13-14 overall record. The team earned the automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament after winning the Big Sky Conference Tournament for the 12th consecutive season.
USC improved to 22-2 overall and will face UC Irvine in the second round on Sunday.
The Trojans claimed two quick doubles victories to get started. Danielle Lao and Valeria Pulido struck first, winning 8-2 at No. 3. The No. 2 nationally ranked tandem of Kaitlyn Christian and Sabrina Santamaria clinched the doubles point with an 8-0 win at No. 1.
In singles play, Ellie Yates defeated Andrea Gomez Carus, 6-1, 6-0, at No. 6 to give USC a 2-0 lead. Giuliana Olmos downed Olivia Boija, 6-1, 6-1, at No. 4 before Zoe Scandalis, the 27th-ranked singles player in Div. I, defeated Sophie Lohscheidt, 6-1, 6-0.
The three remaining singles matches were halted after the Trojans clinched the victory. USC was up a set in all three.
USC 4, Sacramento State 0
Marks Tennis Stadium - May 11, 2013
(1) #2 Christian-Santamaria (USC) def. Boija-Delgado (SAC) - 8-0?
(2) Olmos-Scandalis (USC) vs. Knoebl-Nguyen (SAC) - 4-2, susp.?
(3) Lao-Pulido (USC) def. Gomez Caru-Lohscheidt (SAC) - 8-2
(1) #2 Sabrina Santamaria (USC) vs. Rebeca Delgado (SAC) - 6-2, 1-1, susp.
(2) #9 Danielle Lao (USC) vs. Jennifer Nguyen (SAC) - 6-0, 3-3, susp.
(3) #27 Zoe Scandalis (USC) def. Sophie Lohscheidt (SAC) - 6-1, 6-0?
(4) Giuliana Olmos (USC) def. Olivia Boija (SAC) - 6-1, 6-1?
(5) Kaitlyn Christian (USC) vs. Katharina Knoebl (SAC) - 6-3, 0-1, susp.?
(6) Ellie Yates (USC) def. Andrea Gomez Carus (SAC) - 6-1, 6-0
Order of finish
Singles: 6, 4, 3