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Updated USC Men and Women tennis teams win at Pepperdine and UNC

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The Women's team pulled off a upset of #8 UNC at the ITA Indoor Championships at Charlottesville VA., after losing a close doubles point then taking 4 of 5 singles matches. This was a big step for the #16 USC women's team since they haven't beat a top 10 team in sometime. Junior Danielle Lao clinched the match with a 5-7, 7-5, 6-4 three set victory, next up is #17 Tennessee today.

The Mens team beat #12 Pepperdine 6-1 with Senior Steve Johnson leading the way with a 6-3, 6-2 over 21st ranked Sebastian Fanselow, followed by freshman Yannick Hanfmann and clinched by Ray Sarmiento's 7-5, 6-1 over #49 Mousheg Hovhannisyan.

Lead by Sabrina Santamaria USC women take down #17 Tennessee 4-1 after losing the doubles point and winning at 2 thru 5 singles. Gabriella DeSimone finishing off the Vols and USC will face Crosstown Rival Ucla in the Semi finals tomorrow.

Quarterfinals - Feb. 11

#16 USC 4, #17 Tennessee 1

DOUBLES

(1) Pluskota/Williams (TENN) def. #3 Christian/Santamaria (USC) - 9-7

(2) #18 Boren/Toti (TENN) def. Lao/Ramos (USC) - 8-6

(3) Pulido/Scandalis (USC) def. Henderson/Szekely (TENN) - 8-5

TENN wins doubles point.

Order of finish: 3, 1, 2

SINGLES

(1) #19 Zoe Scandalis (USC) vs. #24 Natalie Pluskota (TENN) - 3-6, 6-4 susp.

(2) #42 Danielle Lao (USC) def. #27 Brynn Boren (TENN) - 6-3, 6-4

(3) #18 Sabrina Santamaria (USC) def. Kata Szekely (TENN) - 6-2, 6-1

(4) #99 Kaitlyn Christian (USC) def. Caitlyn Williams (TENN) - 6-0, 6-0

(5) Gabriella DeSimone (USC) def. Sarah Toti (TENN) - 6-4, 6-4*

(6) Alison Ramos (USC) vs. Joanna Henderson (TENN) - 6-4, 4-5 susp.

Order of finish: 3, 4, 2, 5

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