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No. 1 USC men's tennis swept away Illinois this morning before the Pacific sun had a chance to settle in the sky.  The three-time-defending champion Trojans know they are the marked men coming into the NCAA Tournament, so they avoided a sleepy start despite the 9 a.m. eastern (6 a.m. body time) first serve.

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"The other teams are out to get us, so we just kind of stay under the radar as much as we can and go out there and just try and beat people," said senior captain Steve Johnson (pictured below).

Next up: USC will battle Duke in the national quarterfinals on Sunday.  The Trojans defeated the Blue Devils earlier this season.

Johnson-NCAA-Ill-BK.jpg(Photo by Bill Kallenberg)

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