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    Steve Johnson
    Steve Johnson

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Orange, Calif.

    High School:
    Orange HS

    Height:
    6-2

    Experience:
    3V

    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.

    05/07/2013

    USC Men Start Defense of Four Straight NCAA Titles From Home

    No. 4 seeded Trojans host the first two rounds of NCAA action this week at Marks Stadium.

    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

    THIS SEASON: Steve Johnson, now a five-time All-American, enters his senior season at USC as the defending NCAA singles champion and defending Pac-10 champ in singles and doubles.

    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
    TOTALS	112	21	.842	62	9	.873	103	29	.780	60	16	.789