Monday, April 18, 2016

Stanford women to face USC for Pac-12 title

Alaina Miller, from Saratoga in the San Francisco Bay
Area, slugs her two-fisted forehand en route to the girls
18 title in the 2014 Northern California Sectionals in
Sacramento. She was 15 at the time. Now a freshman at
UCLA, Miller gave the No. 23 Bruins their point in a 4-1
loss at No. 21 USC on Sunday. Photo by Paul Bauman
   The No. 17 Stanford women will face No. 21 USC in a make-up match on Wednesday in Ojai, Calif., for the Pacific-12 Conference title.
   The Trojans (12-4, 7-0) forced the showdown by defeating No. 23 UCLA 4-1 at USC on Sunday.
   USC's scheduled match at Stanford on March 11 was rained out.
   The Cardinal (13-5, 8-1) seeks its first Pac-12 title since 2012.
   Ninth-ranked Giuliana Olmos, from Fremont in the San Francisco Bay Area, and Gabby Smith beat sixth-ranked Catherine Harrison and Kyle McPhillips 6-3 to help USC win the doubles point against UCLA (14-6,
   Olmos, ranked No. 24 in singles, trailed No. 17 Harrison 7-6 (2), 2-2 on Court 1 when their match was suspended.
   Alaina Miller, a freshman from Saratoga in the Bay Area, gave UCLA its point by beating No. 99 Smith 6-0, 7-5 on Court 4. Miller, who uses two hands on both sides, did not play doubles.
   The Pac-12 Championships are scheduled for Wednesday through Sunday in Ojai, located northwest of Los Angeles near Santa Barbara.

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