Women of Troy Take ITA Quarterfinal Slots

Oct. 23, 2009

SAN DIEGO, CAILF. - The USC women's tennis team has a solid set of Women of Troy pushing through to quarterfinal action at the Wilson/ITA Southwest Regional Championships after a strong day of play in San Diego today. Alison Ramos and Maria Sanchez both secured quarterfinal slots in singles play with three-set wins today in the Round of 16, while Danielle Lao has a shot at joining her teammates in the quarterfinals as she awaits her Round of 16 match coming up on Saturday morning. In doubles play, Sanchez is teamed up with Valeria Pulido for more quarterfinal action tomorrow.

A string of wins to open singles play pushed four Women of Troy into the Round of 16 today. Leyla Entekhabi, Maria Sanchez and Alison Ramos all claimed straight-set wins in the Round of 32 to start the day, while Danielle Lao won in three sets to move on. Her Round of 16 match would be delayed until tomorrow, but the other trio of Trojans got their matches in. Sanchez topped Pepperdine's Arianna Colffer 6-2, 2-6, 6-3 to punch her quarterfinal ticket, and Ramos pulled out a 4-6, 7-5, 6-4 comeback over San Diego State's Julia Trunk 4-6, 7-5, 6-4 to join her. Entekhabi fell in her Round of 16 match to No. 6 seed Andrea Remynse of UCLA.

In doubles play today, Round of 16 competition got underway this morning. Danielle Lao and Lyndsay Kinstler were edged 8-6 by the fifth-seeded team from Pepperdine, while Valeria Pulido and Maria Sanchez pounded out another 8-1 decision as the No. 2 seeds beat UC Irvine's Bartlett/Bisharat. Pulido/Sanchez pull into tomorrow's quarterfinals against No. 5 seed Brown/Hein of ASU.

Wilson/ITA Southwest Regional Championships - San Diego, Calif.

SINGLES
First Round - Oct. 22
Lyndsay Kinstler (USC) - bye
[14] Leyla Entekhabi (USC) - bye
[3] Maria Sanchez (USC) - bye
[5] Danielle Lao (USC) - bye
Valeria Pulido (USC) - bye
Michelle Brycki (ASU) def. Jennifer Goldman (USC) - 6-1, 6-0
[7] Alison Ramos (USC) - bye
Cristala Andrews (USC) def. Estelle La Porte (LMU) -- 6-1, 6-1

Second Round - Oct. 22
[10] Alexandria Walters (PEP) def. Lyndsay Kinstler (USC) - 7-5, 6-4
[14] Leyla Entekhabi (USC) def. Tania Rice (PEP) - 6-2, 6-4
[3] Maria Sanchez (USC) def. Sierra Ellison (SDSU) - 6-1, 6-0
[5] Danielle Lao (USC) vs. Malorie De la Cruz (CSF) - 6-0, 6-0
Valeria Pulido (USC) def. Tiffany Mai (CSF) - 6-1, 6-2
[7] Alison Ramos (USC) def. Justine Perl (USD) - 6-1, 6-1
[2] Yasmin Schnack (UCLA) def. Cristala Andrews (USC) - 6-3, 6-3

Round of 32 -- Oct. 23
[14] Leyla Entekhabi (USC) def. [17] Ariane Masschelein (ARIZ) - 6-2, 6-1
[3] Maria Sanchez (USC) def. Stephanie Hammel (UCI) - 6-4, 6-2
[5] Danielle Lao (USC) def. [17] Pamela Montez (UCLA) - 6-3, 5-7, 6-3
[8] Micaela Hein (ASU) def. Valeria Pulido (USC) - 7-5, 6-4
[7] Alison Ramos (USC) def. Jordan Dockendorf (UCLA) - 6-2, 6-3

Round of 16 - Oct. 23
[6] Andrea Remynse (UCLA) def. [17] Leyla Entekhabi (USC) - 6-2, 6-0
[3] Maria Sanchez (USC) def. Arianna Colffer (PEP) - 6-2, 2-6, 6-3
[5] Danielle Lao (USC) vs. [12] Anais Dallara (LBSU) - 10 a.m. Saturday (Oct. 24)
[7] Alison Ramos (USC) def. Julia Trunk (SDSU) - 4-6, 7-5, 6-4

Quarterfinals - Oct. 24
[3] Maria Sanchez (USC) vs. Danielle Lao (USC)/ Anais Dallara (LBSU)
[7] Alison Ramos (USC) vs. [2] Yasmin Schnack (UCLA)

DOUBLES
First Round - Oct. 22
Kinstler/Lao (USC) - bye
Andrews/Entekhabi (USC) - bye
[2] Pulido/Sanchez (USC) - bye

Second Round - Oct. 22
Kinstler/Lao (USC) def. Doane/Yang (CSUN) - 9-7
Armstrong/Dallara (LBSU) def. Andrews/Entekhabi (USC) - 8-5
[2] Pulido/Sanchez (USC) def. Cassidy/Hammond (ARIZ) - 8-1

Round of 16 - Oct. 22
[5] Bhargava/Walters (PEP) def. Kinstler/Lao (USC) - 8-6
[2] Pulido/Sanchez (USC) def. Bartlett/Bisharat (UCI) - 8-1

Quarterfinals - Oct. 23
[2] Pulido/Sanchez (USC) vs. [5] Brown/Hein

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