Men's Tennis


    Steve Johnson
    Steve  Johnson

    Hometown:
    Orange, Calif.

    High School:
    Orange HS

    Experience:
    4V

    07/25/2016

    Trojans Make Their Marks On Grass At Wimbledon

    Robert Farah and Steve Johnson both had powerful performances in London.

    08/26/2013

    Former Trojans Step Up For US Open Main Draw Action

    Steve Johnson, Maria Sanchez and Robert Farah are lined up to compete in Flushing Meadows.

    08/26/2013

    Former Trojans Step Up For US Open Main Draw Action

    Steve Johnson, Maria Sanchez and Robert Farah are lined up to compete in Flushing Meadows.

    05/24/2013

    Steve Johnson Scores Spot In French Open Main Draw

    Trojan makes winning run through qualifying for first appearance at Roland Garros.

    05/14/2013

    USC Men Four Wins Away From Fifth Straight NCAA Title

    No. 4 seeded Trojans head to Illinois for the NCAA Round of 16 and beyond.

    06/05/2012

    2012 USC Men's Tennis Season in Photos

    2012 USC Men's Tennis Season in Photos

    06/05/2012

    Steve Johnson Career in Photos

    Steve Johnson Career in Photos

    06/01/2011

    2011 NCAA TENNIS CHAMPS!

    USC men win their third straight national championship

    STEVE JOHNSON: USA (1st-time Olympian | 2011 & 2012 NCAA Singles Champion | 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 NCAA Team Champion)
    After closing out his USC career on a 72-match singles win streak, Steve Johnson propelled himself into a strong professional career and has now locked in on his first trip to the Olympic Games.  Now ranked a career-best No. 21 in the world in singles, Johnson won his first pro singles and doubles titles this year, claiming the singles crown at Nottingham and the doubles title at Geneva with countryman Sam Querrey. Fresh off a career-best run to the Round of 16 at Wimbledon, Johnson has made 16 Grand Slam appearances. As a Trojan, Johnson pieced together what is arguably the most successful collegiate career in history. A two-time NCAA Singles Champion, Johnson anchored USC to four consecutive NCAA Team Championships. A seven-time All-American, Johnson collected 149 career singles wins and 134 doubles victories in four years as a Trojan.

    2011-12 SEASON:
     Johnson finished his USC career riding a 72-match win streak in singles, carrying himself to the 2012 NCAA Singles Championship as well as taking the Trojans to a fourth straight NCAA Team Championship... Beat Eric Quigley of Kentucky to win the 2012 singles title and finish the season undefeated at 37-0... Wrapped the season ranked as the nation's No. 1 singles player and No. 2 in doubles with partner Roberto Quiroz... An ITA All-American in singles and doubles, also was named the ITA Player of the Year for the second straight season... Selected ITA Senior Player of the Year and was an ITA All-Star
    ... Named Pac-12 Player of the Year and Pac-12 Doubles Team of the Year with Quiroz... Was a perfect 37-0 in singles, going 26-0 in dual matches at the No. 1 position... In doubles, went 31-3 overall, going 26-1 in dual matches... Was 21-1 with Roberto Quiroz (19-0 dual match) and 10-2 with Yannick Hanfmann (7-1 dual match)... Did not compete in the fall.

    2010-11 SEASON: Johnson won the 2011 NCAA Singles Championship not long after helping USC win its third straight NCAA Team Championship... Beat Tennessee's Rhyne Williams 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 in the singles final... Finished the season on a 35-match singles winning streak, ranked No. 1 in singles and No. 32 in doubles with Ray Sarmiento... Named ITA National Player of the Year... An ITA All-American in singles, also was named Pac-10 Player of the Year after winning the Pac-10 Singles Championship and the Pac-10 Doubles Championship with Sarmiento... Selected NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player and to NCAA All-Tournament Team for singles... Named to ITA All-Star Team and USTA Collegiate Team and was a first-team All-Pac-10 pick... A two-time Pac-10 Player of the Week... Went 48-3 overall in singles, going undefeated at 24-0 at the No. 1 singles position... In doubles, was 27-10 overall and 16-6 in dual-match play... Was 9-1 in dual matches with Emilio Gomez, playing primarily at the No. 2 position, and went 14-6 overall with Sarmiento, going 4-3 in dual matches at the No. 1 position... Also paired up with Michael Grant (3-2) and Daniel Nguyen (1-1)... Entered the spring ranked No. 6 in the nation in ITA singles and No. 29 in doubles with Nguyen... In the fall, Johnson was ranked No. 7 in the nation in singles and No. 9 in doubles with Nguyen... Went 9-2 in fall singles, winning the ITA/D'Novo All-American consolation championship and reaching the final of the USTA/ITA National Indoor Championships, falling in three sets to Tennessee's Rhyne Williams... Went 4-1 with Sarmiento at the ITA Southwest Regionals, falling 9-7 in the championship match to UCLA's Inbar/Meister... Also was 1-1 with Nguyen at the ITA/D'Novo All-American.

    2009-10 SEASON: An ITA All-American in singles and doubles, Johnson finished his sophomore season ranked No. 9 in the nation in singles and No. 2 in doubles with Robert Farah... Selected to All-Pac-10 First Team and was the Pac-10 Doubles Team of the Year with Farah... Named to NCAA All-Tournament Team for No. 2 singles and No. 1 doubles with Farah... Also named an ITA Collegiate All-Star and to the USTA Summer Collegiate Team... Played in the NCAA Singles first round and reached the NCAA Doubles Round of 16 with Farah... Went 29-5 overall in singles, including an 18-3 mark in dual match play... Played at the No. 1 (7-1) and No. 2 (11-2) positions... In doubles, went 38-5 overall, including a 23-2 mark in dual match play... Went 31-5 with Farah, going 16-2 in dual matches at the No. 1 position... Also went 6-0 with Daniel Nguyen and 1-0 with JT Sundling... Named Pac-10 Player of the Week on March 9... Entered the spring ranked No. 1 in the nation in singles and No. 13 in doubles with Robert Farah... During the fall, was ranked No. 18 in the ITA preseason singles rankings and No. 3 in doubles with Farah... Went 9-1 in fall singles, falling in the ITA All-American semifinals and going on to win the ITA National Indoor championship... Won the ITA Southwest Regionals doubles championship with Farah and reached ITA National Indoor quarterfinals in fall doubles... Also competed for the United States at the 2009 Master'U BNP Paribas in France.

    2008-09 SEASON: Johnson finished his freshman season ranked No. 35 in singles and No. 10 in doubles with Robert Farah... Named an ITA All-American in singles and doubles... Selected to All-Pac-10 First Team... Reached the Pac-10 singles championship match... Named Pac-10 Doubles Team of the Year with Farah... Selected to NCAA All-Tournament Team for No. 1 doubles... Reached the NCAA Singles Round of 16 and the NCAA Doubles Round of 16 with Farah... Led the team in singles wins at 35-13 overall, including a team-best 20-6 record in dual matches... Went 6-3 at No. 2, 14-2 at No. 3 and 0-1 at No. 4 in dual match singles... In doubles, went 38-14 overall playing with Farah (35-11), Jason McNaughton (0-1) and Jaak Poldma (3-2)... Was 21-8 in dual match doubles play... Entered the year ranked No. 5 9 in the ITA preseason singles rankings and No. 2 in doubles with Farah... During the fall, went 6-3 in singles and 9-2 in doubles... Went 2-2 at the UVA Invitational and reached the quarterfinals of the ITA Regionals in singles... In doubles, reached quarterfinals at the ITA All-American and won the ITA Regionals Doubles Championship with Farah.

    HIGH SCHOOL: Johnson is a 2008 graduate of Orange High... Won CIF singles championships in 2006 and 2007, named Orange County and Los Angeles Player of the Year both seasons... Was 2008 Kalamazoo Doubles finalist... Won 2008 Southern California Sectional Boys 18 championship and nine Gold Balls... Clinched the title for Southern California at the 2007 Junior Davis Cup.

    PERSONAL:
    Steve Johnson was born on Dec. 24, 1989 in Orange, Calif... Son of Steve and Michelle... Has one sister, Alison... Lists Pete Sampras as his biggest sports hero... Has always wanted to win an NCAA Championship... Would like to one day travel to Spain... Hopes to play professionally after graduation... Majoring in human performance.

     

    JOHNSON'S CAREER STATISTICS
                SINGLES                        DOUBLES
            Overall    Dual Matches       Overall          Dual Matches
    Year    W    L    Pct.    W    L    Pct.    W    L    Pct.    W    L    Pct.
    2009    35    13    .729    20    6    .769    38    14    .731    21    8    .724
    2010    29    5    .853    18    3    .857    38    5    .884    23    2    .920
    2011    48    3    .941    24    0    1.000    27    10    .730    16    6    .727
    2012 37 0 1.000 26 0 1.000 31 3 .912 26 1 .963
    TOTALS 149 21 .877 88 9 .907 134 32 .807 86 17 .835