No. 25 Arizona women’s tennis (16-5, 5-4) fell to No. 13 USC (16-6, 7-2), 4-0 on Saturday in Los Angeles.
"I am disappointed with today's results," Arizona head coach Vicky Maes said. "I really felt we had a good chance to win, but we didn't step up as a team."
The Wildcats dropped doubles matches at No. 1 and 2, falling to the country's sixth and 13th-ranked teams.
"We started poorly in the doubles," Maes said. "Losing that point really put us in a tough position."
Arizona sophomore Shayne Austin fell at the No. 5 spot, followed by senior Akilah James at No. 4 and senior Lacey Smyth at No. 1.
"We went down 3-0 quickly," Maes said. "Which is hard to recover from against any team."
UA freshman Lauren Marker took the first set against Kaitlyn Christian at the No. 3 spot, but the match was suspended in the second.
Senior Kim Stubbe and junior Laura Oldham pushed their opponents to three-sets, but also were suspended after the match had been decided.
"The last four competitors did put up a fight, but it was simply too late," Maes said. "We must recover from this performance and bring better tennis to the courts next week."
Arizona will return home next weekend to take on No. 19 Arizona State in the Wildcats’ last home match of the season. The match is slated to bein at 1 p.m.
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No. 1 #6 Scandalis/Olmos (USC) def. Stubbe/Marker (UA); 8-2
No. 2 #13 Boren/Katz (USC) def. Austin/Smyth (UA); 8-4
No. 3 #25 Christian/Santamaria (USC) def. Mc Rann/James (UA); 7-2, unf.
No. 1 #26 Zoe Scandalis (USC) def. #60 Lacey Smyth (UA); 7-5, 6-4
No. 2 Brynn Boren (USC) vs. Kim Stubbe (UA); 1-6, 6-2, 5-0, unf.
No. 3 Kaitlyn Christian (USC) vs. #61 Lauren Marker (UA); 7-5, 3-4, unf.
No. 4 Gabriella DeSimone (USC) def. Akilah James (UA); 6-1, 6-1
No. 5 #76 Giuliana Olmos (USC) def. Shayne Austin (UA); 6-0, 6-2
No. 6 #101 Zoe Katz (USC) vs. Laura Oldham (UA); 3-6, 6-2, 2-2, unf.
(order of finish: 5, 4, 1)