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USC Women’s Tennis To Begin Play at Pac-12 Championship

Apr 21, 2021

THIS WEEK
The No. 36 USC women's tennis team travels to San Diego this weekend to compete in the 2021 Pac-12 Championships at the Barnes Tennis Center. The tournament runs from April 23 through April 26, and the No. 5 seeded Women of Troy will play their first match on Saturday (Apr. 24) against No. 4 seed Arizona State. The 11 teams will compete in a tournament team format to determine the Pac-12 Champion and the automatic qualifier for the NCAA Championships. The women's championship will be televised on Monday (Apr. 26) on Pac-12 Network beginning at 12 p.m. PT. Scores and updates can be found at pac-12.com/tennischamps.

RANKINGS
The Women of Troy fell four spots to No. 36 in the national rankings. After the new singles and doubles rankings were released on Apr. 21, USC boasts one ranked singles players: No. 59 Salma Ewing, who improved six places. The Trojans do not have any ranked doubles pairs. 

SCOUTING ARIZONA STATE
This will be the second time that USC has faced Arizona State this season. On Apr. 3, the Trojans beat the Sun Devils 5-2 in Tempe, Ariz. in Pac-12 Conference play. Arizona State is ranked No. 33 as a team,  but do not have any ranked singles or doubles players. 

THIS TIME IN 2019
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic cutting the 2020 season short, the last time the Women of Troy participate in the Pac-12 Championship was in 2019. USC fell to Stanford in the semifinals of the 2019 Pac-12 Championships. They were later selected to participate in the NCAA Tournament where they reached the Round of 16. The same year Angela Kulikov and partner Rianna Valdes advanced to the semifinals of the NCAA Doubles Tournament. 

WATCH THE TROJANS
All matches at Marks Stadium can be viewed through PlaySight. Please visit USCTrojans.com to watch live streams of the matches as well as view live scoring. . 

If road matches are live streamed, links to the video can be found on the schedule page at USCTrojans.com.

Follow along on Instagram and Twitter @USCWomensTennis for score updates.