Men's Tennis
    Trojans Start Spring Action At Sherwood Collegiate Cup
    Max de Vroom captured the consolation singles title at Sherwood.
    Max de Vroom captured the consolation singles title at Sherwood.

    Jan. 19, 2014

    WESTLAKE, CALIF. -- Eight Trojans set the spark on the the spring season with competition at the Sherwood Collegiate Cup this weekend. Newcomer Connor Farren and junior Robert Quiroz had the strongest runs in the singles main draw with trips to the quarterfinal round. Sophomore Max de Vroome, meanwhile, worked his way through the consolation bracket for a spot in the final there. Farren and Quiroz proved a powerful combo in the doubles realm as well, as the Trojan duo reached the semifinals.

    In all, USC had three Trojans playing in their first spring competition, with newcomers Connor Farren, Nick Crystal and Rob Bellamy lined up in the singles draw. Farren won his first match as a Trojan -- having joined the USC roster this spring -- and went one better with a victory in the Round of 16 as well.

    Sophomore Max de Vroome took a first-round singles loss but rallied in the consolation draw. He'd win his next three matches, topping it all off with a 6-4 7-6 victory in the consolation final for a winning finish to the Trojans' action in Westlake, Calif.

    Complete USC results from the Sherwood Collegiate Cup are below:

    2014 Sherwood Collegiate Cup

    SINGLES
    Round of 32 - Jan. 17
    Eric Johnson (USC) d. Zsiga (Baylor), 3-6, 6-4, 7-6(0)
    Connor Farren (USC) d. Vittek (USD), 6-3, 7-6(4)
    Romanowiczs (Stanford) d. Michael Grant (USC), 6-4, Ret. Inj.
    Brymer (UCLA) d. Max de Vroome (USC), 3-6, 7-6(5), 6-2
    Roberto Quiroz (USC) d. Verzaal (Baylor), 6-3, 6-3
    Jonny Wang (USC) d. Lupiero (Baylor), 6-4, 6-7(5), 6-1
    Mkrtchian (UCLA) d. Nick Crystal (USC), 6-3, 6-2
    Lenz (Baylor) d. Rob Bellamy (USC), 7-6(3), 7-5

     

     

    Round of 16 - Jan. 17
    Thompson (UCLA) d. Johnson (USC), 6-4, 4-6, 6-4
    Farren (USC) d. Morrissey (Stanford), 4-6, 7-5, 6-4
    Quiroz (USC) d. DiGiulio (UCLA), 4-6, 7-6(2), 7-5
    Giron (UCLA) d. Wang (USC), 6-4, 6-0

    Quarterfinals - Jan. 18
    Thompson (UCLA) d. Farren (USC), 6-4, 4-6, 6-4
    Giron (UCLA) d. Quiroz (USC), 6-2, 7-5

    CONSOLATION SINGLES
    Round of 16 - Jan. 17
    de Vroome (USC) - Bye
    Crystal (USC) d. Tachi (UCLA), 6-1, 6-4
    Bellamy (USC) d. Goldberg (Stanford), 6-1, 1-6, 10-8
    Quarterfinals Jan. 18
    de Vroome (USC) d. Zsiga (Baylor), 6-2, 6-3
    Verzaal (Baylor) d. Crystal (USC), 6-4, 6-4
    Lupieri (Baylor) d. Bellamy (USC), 3-6, 6-3, 10-6
    Semifinals - Jan. 19
    de Vroome (USC) d. Verzaal (Baylor), 7-6(2), 7-5
    Finals - Jan. 19
    de Vroome (USC) d. Lupieri (Baylor), 6-4 7-6

    DOUBLES
    Round of 16 - Jan. 18
    Farren-Quiroz (USC) d. Goldberg-Tsodikov (Stanford), 8-2
    Thompson-DiGuilio (UCLA) d. Bellamy-Wang (USC), 8-3
    DeVroome-Johnson (USC) d. Schneider-Verzaal (Baylor), 8-4

    Quarterfinals - Jan. 18
    Farren-Quiroz (USC) d. DiGiulio-Thompson (UCLA), 8-7(4)
    Morrissey-Romanowicz (Stanford) d. Johnson-DeVroome(USC), 8-7(5)

    Semifinals - Jan. 19
    Vittek-Spinosa (USD) d. Farren-Quiroz (USC), 8-6

    DOUBLES BACKDRAW
    Goldberg-Tsodikov (Stanford) d. Bellamy-Wang (USC), 8-6

    SINGLES BACKDRAW
    Stineman (Stanford) d. Wang (USC), 7-6(4), 6-1
    Johnson (USC) d. Ball (Stanford), 7-5, 6-0
    Crystal (USC) d. Goldberg (Stanford), 7-5, 7-5
    Stineman (Stanford) d. Johnson (USC), 7-5, 6-4
    Wang (USC) d. Ho (Stanford), 6-0, 6-3
    Bellamy (USC) d. Strobel (Stanford), 3-6, 6-3, 10-5