The first round of individual action is done in Illinois, with five Trojans advancing in singles.
Trojans Emilio Gomez, Yannick Hanfmann, Roberto Quiroz and Ray Sarmiento start singles play in Illinois.
USC men stage a comeback to advance to the NCAA Quarterfinals for the seventh straight season.
No. 4 seeded Trojans head to Illinois for the NCAA Round of 16 and beyond.
Emilio Gomez & Ray Sarmiento land first-team honors.
2012 USC Men's Tennis Season in Photos
THIS SEASON: Ray Sarmiento enters his third season at USC.
2011-12 SEASON: Sarmiento finished his sophomore season ranked No. 25 in the nation in ITA singles and No. 35 in doubles with teammate Daniel Nguyen... Earned ITA All-America honors for singles... Named to NCAA All-Tournament Team for No. 2 singles and No. 2 doubles with Nguyen... Also selected to All-Pac-12 First Team and to USTA Collegiate Team... Twice picked Pac-12 Player of the Week (Jan. 30, April 2)... Won Sherwood Collegiate Cup Doubles Championship with Nguyen... Named to ITA National Team Indoor All-Tournament Team for No. 2 doubles with Nguyen... Went 38-12 overall in singles, going 22-6 in dual matches... Was 18-5 at the No. 2 position, and went 1-0 at No. 1 and 3-1 at No. 3... In doubles, went 32-6 overall, going 25-3 in dual matches... Went 30-5 overall and 25-3 in dual matches with Nguyen, going 21-3 at the No. 2 position and 4-0 at No. 1... Also was 2-1 with Emilio Gomez... Entered the spring ranked No. 12 in the nation in singles... Won the ITA Southwest Regional Singles Championship... Entered the fall ranked No. 15 in singles and No. 35 in doubles with Nguyen.
2010-11 SEASON: Sarmiento earned honors as an ITA All-American in singles after a push to the 2011 NCAA Singles Round of 16 after helping USC win the NCAA Team Championship... Won the 2011 Pac-10 Doubles Championship with Steve Johnson... Was named to the All-Pac-10 Second Team, and was a two-time Pac-10 Player of the Week... Played in the NCAA Doubles first round with Johnson... Finished the season ranked No. 39 in the nation in ITA singles and No. 32 in doubles with Johnson... Went 36-10 overall in singles, going 21-3 in dual matches... Played primarily at the No. 4 singles position, going 16-3 at that spot... Was undefeated 6-0 in Pac-10 dual matches... Also played at No. 2 (2-0) and No. 3 (3-0)... In doubles, was 28-9 overall, including a 15-4 mark in dual matches... Was 14-6 overall with Johnson, including a 4-3 mark in dual matches at the No. 1 position... Also went 9-2 with Daniel Nguyen, including a 9-1 mark in dual matches (8-1 at No. 3 and 1-0 at No. 2)... Was 2-1 with Peter Lucassen (1-0 at No. 3) and 1-0 at No. 3 with Michael Grant... Entered the spring No. 91 in the first 2011 ITA singles rankings... In the fall, Sarmiento the No. 9 ranked freshman in the nation... Went 8-4 in fall singles, winning the Battle in the Bay championship and reaching the quarterfinals at the ITA Southwest Regionals... In fall doubles, reached the final of the Regionals with Steve Johnson... Went 4-1 with Johnson in the fall, 1-1 with Peter Lucassen, 0-1 with Daniel Nguyen and 3-0 with JT Sundling at the Battle in the Bay.
HIGH SCHOOL: Sarmiento graduated from the online Kaplan High School... At the junior level, participated in the US Open, French Open, and Wimbledon Junior Championships... Reached the quarterfinals of the 2009 US Open Junior Championships... Finished third at 2009 USTA Boys 18s National Hardcourt Championships in Kalamazoo, Mich... Won 2009 International Grass Court Championships in singles and doubles... Won 2008 Boys 16s Eddie Herr International Championships... A member of the USTA National Player Development Team in Boca Raton, Fla.... Won gold medal at 2008 Junior Davis Cup... Was ranked in the top-3 USTA boys 14s-18s... Was ranked No. 1 in Southern California Tennis Association Boys 14s-18s... Ranked highest at No. 24 in ITA World Juniors.
PERSONAL: Raymond Sarmiento was born July 24, 1992 in Glendale, Calif.... Son of Resty and Marilou... Has two brothers, Michael and Jason... Says playing against Andre Agassi when he was 12 at the LA Open is one of his most thrilling sports moments... Enjoys playing basketball in his free time, and lists Kobe Bryant as his biggest sports hero... Has always wanted to skydive, and would like to one day visit Hawai'i... Has not decided on a major... Hopes to play professional tennis after graduation.
SARMIENTO'S CAREER STATISTICS SINGLES DOUBLES Overall Dual Matches Overall Dual Matches Year W L Pct. W L Pct. W L Pct. W L Pct. 2011 36 10 .783 21 3 .875 28 9 .757 15 4 .789 2012 38 12 .760 22 6 .786 32 6 .842 25 3 .893 TOTALS 74 22 .771 43 9 .827 60 15 .800 40 7 .851