USC Mens & Women's Tennis beat Cal and Pepperdine, 5-2 & 7-0 Plus a interview with Zoe Scandalis and hitting in the rain.

Rain Tennis (via uscwomenstennis)

Zoe Scandalis - SchollyLife (via schollylife2)

The Trojan men beat #13 California 5-2 at Berkley in the closest match of the young season, taking the doubles and winning four of six singles matches. Lead by senior Steve Johnson with a 6-2, 6-1 at #1 singles and getting a clinching victory by freshman Roberto Quiroz at #6 singles 6-2, 7-5 pushed their record to 6-0. Cal put up a very good fight not being a 13 ranked team with only one ranked player in the line-up. The best match was at #2 singles where Ray Sarmiento split sets and had to play a tye breaker for the deciding set because the match was already clinched, a few years back they would have played the last set.

#1 USC 5, #13 California 2

Feb. 4, 2012 -- Berkeley, Calif.


(1) Hanfmann/S. Johnson (USC) def. #5 Andrews/Konigsfeldt (CAL) -- 8-3

(2) #27 Cueto/B. McLachlan (CAL) def. Nguyen/Sarmiento (USC) -- 7-6 (6)

(3) Gomez/Quiroz (USC) def. R. McLachlan/Murphy (CAL) -- 8-1

USC wins doubles point

Order of finish: 3, 1*, 2


(1) Steve Johnson (USC) def. Nick Andrews (CAL) -- 6-2, 6-1

(2) Carlos Cueto (CAL) def. #12 Ray Sarmiento (USC) -- 6-4, 3-6, 1-0 (8)

(3) #16 Daniel Nguyen (USC) def. Christoffer Konigsfeldt (CAL) -- 6-4, 6-3

(4) #42 Ben McLachlan (CAL) def. #33 Yannick Hanfmann (USC) -- 6-4, 6-4

(5) #48 Emilio Gomez (USC) def. Gregory Bayane (CAL) -- 6-0, 6-3

(6) Roberto Quiroz (USC) def. Ahmed Ismail (CAL) -- 6-2, 7-5*

Order of finish: 1, 5, 4, 6*, 3, 2

The Women really took it to their coaches alma mater #27 Pepperdine with a 7-0 with Senior Alison Ramos pulling out a three set victory, to keep the shutout alive. USC sweep thru the doubles with 8-2, 8-2 and 8-4 victories and never looking back as they took all the singles. Kaitlyn Christian started the singles off with a 6-1, 6-2 win at #4, last year she played #3 singles all year but has moved down with latest freshman crop. Sabrina Santamaria and Gabriella DeSimone two of those freshman finished off the match with identical 6-1, 6-4 wins at #3 and #5 singles respectively.

#16 USC 7, #27 Pepperdine 0

Feb. 4, 2012 -- Marks Stadium


(1) #3 Christian/Santamaria (USC) def. Guillermo/Issara (PEP) -- 8-4

(2) Lao/Ramos (USC) def. Moore/Walters (PEP) -- 8-2

(3) Pulido/Scandalis (USC) def. Colffer/Granillo (PEP) -- 8-2

USC wins doubles point.

Order of finish: 2, 3, 1


(1) #19 Zoe Scandalis (USC) def. #72 Ale Granillo (PEP) -- 7-6 (5), 6-1

(2) #42 Danielle Lao (USC) def. Khunpak Issara (PEP) -- 6-3, 6-4

(3) #18 Sabrina Santamaria (USC) def. Lorraine Guillermo (PEP) -- 6-1, 6-4

(4) #99 Kaitlyn Christian (USC) def. Arianna Colffer (PEP) -- 6-1, 6-2

(5) Gabriella DeSimone (USC) def. Ali Walters (PEP) -- 6-1, 6-4*

(6) Alison Ramos (USC) def. Megan Moore (PEP) -- 4-6, 6-2, 6-2

Order of finish: 4, 3, 5*, 1, 2, 6

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