Sunday, April 27, 2014

SoCal dominates NorCal in college tourneys

   In a less-than-shocking development, Southern California dominated Northern California in college conference tournaments on Saturday.
   SoCal swept NorCal in the semifinals of the Pacific-12 Conference Women's Singles Championship in Ojai, Calif. Top-seeded Jennifer Brady of UCLA outplayed fifth-seeded Lynn Chi of Cal 6-4, 7-5, and sixth-seeded Zoe Scandalis of USC dispatched third-seeded Anett Schutting of Cal 6-3, 6-3.
   Meanwhile, top-seeded Pepperdine downed third-seeded Saint Mary's 4-2 in the final of the West Coast Conference Women's Championships in San Diego.
   Finally, third-seeded San Diego State beat sixth-seeded San Jose State 4-2 in the quarterfinals of the Mountain West Conference Women's Championships in Fresno.
   NorCal has one more chance against SoCal. Top-seeded Kristie Ahn and Carol Zhao of Stanford will meet unseeded Kaitlyn Christian and Giuliana Olmos of USC today for the Pac-12 women's doubles crown. Ahn and Zhao eliminated No. 4 seeds Chi and Schutting 8-3.
   Christian has won the title for the past two years with Sabrina Santamaria. Olmos is from Fremont in the San Francisco Bay Area.
   Big Sky Conference Championship -- The third-seeded Sacramento State women will meet top-seeded Montana in today's final at 10 a.m. at the Gold River (Calif.) Racquet Club in the Sacramento area.
   The Hornets, seeking their 13th consecutive Big Sky tournament title, breezed past second-seeded Northern Arizona 4-0.
   On the men's side, five-time defending champion and No. 5 seed Sac State lost to No. 1 seed Weber State 4-1. The Wildcats will face second-seeded Montana for the title today at 2 p.m. 

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