Men's Tennis
    No. 2 USC Men Breeze Through Another Double Day
    Michael Grant came through in the clutch with two clinching singles wins today.
    Michael Grant came through in the clutch with two clinching singles wins today.

    Feb. 3, 2013

    LOS ANGELES, CALIF. -- The No. 2 USC men's tennis team served up another batch of doubly trouble for two visiting opponents today at Marks Stadium. In the Trojans' second doubleheader in less than a week, USC opened the day with a 6-1 win over San Francisco and mirrored that score in the afternoon in beating LMU 6-1 to wrap up the busy day for the Trojans. USC improves to a perfect 7-0 on the year with today's sweep.

    Double winners on the day were USC's Michael Grant and Max de Vroome, who each cruised to straight-set wins to aid the Trojan cause in both matches. Grant was the clincher in both affairs, first from the No. 6 spot against USF and then from court five against LMU. Emilio Gomez and Ray Sarmiento tag-teamed court one today, with Gomez winning over USF's Thai Tu to start the day's singles play, and the Sarmiento stepped in at No. 1 against LMU for a 6-1, 6-2 win over Nicholas Bjerke that made it 3-0 Trojans in that one. The lineup adjustments also rotated from Roberto Quiroz at the No. 2 slot with a 6-1, 6-1 win over William Schumacher of USF, to Yannick Hanfmann in the LMU matchup for a 6-2, 6-2 win over Othar Kordsachia.

    Eric Johnson played at No. 3 against the Dons' Rich Van Hout and posted a 6-2, 6-1 win. He gave way to de Vroome on court three in the afternoon match, as the USC freshman continued his winning ways with a 6-2, 6-3 victory over LMU's Felix Van Kann. Jonny Wang would wind up with a split on court four, falling in a 10-point tiebreaker in the USF match before rebounding with a smooth 6-1, 6-1 win against LMU's Todd Volmari. Michael Tang took over the No. 6 position for his second career match as a Trojan, but took a loss there.

     

     

    USC's doubles teams were efficiently successful in both matches. USC's top pair of Hanfmann/Sarmiento followed up a shutout in the first match with an 8-2 win in the second to put USC on a path to victory. At No. 2 for both contests, de Vroome/Quiroz blasted their USF foes 8-4 and clocked and 8-1 win against LMU to leave court three's matches suspended.

    USC now turns to host California and Stanford this weekend. The Trojans face the Bears at 1:30 p.m. on Friday (Feb. 8) and then take on Stanford at 1 p.m. on Saturday (Feb. 9) at Marks Stadium.

    #2 USC 6, USF 1
    Feb. 3, 2013 - Marks Stadium
    DOUBLES
    (1) Hanfmann/Sarmiento (USC) def. Schumacher/Tu (USF) - 8-0
    (2) de Vroome/Quiroz (USC) def. Saraiva/Skajaa (USF) - 8-4
    (3) Johnson/Gomez (USC) vs. Bucalem/Knowlman (USF) - 5-5 susp.
    USC wins doubles point.
    Order of finish: 1, 2
    SINGLES
    (1) #27 Emilio Gomez (USC) def. Thai Tu (USF) - 6-2, 3-0 ret.
    (2) #24 Roberto Quiroz (USC) def. William Schumacher (USF) - 6-1, 6-1
    (3) #61 Eric Johnson (USC) def. Rich Van Hout (USF) - 6-2, 6-1
    (4) Bernardo Saraiva (USF) def. #121 Jonny Wang (USC) - 6-3, 4-6, 1-0 (10-3)
    (5) #68 Max de Vroome (USC) def. Nils Skajaa (USF) - 6-3, 6-2
    (6) Michael Grant (USC) def. Germain Bahri (USF) - 6-2, 6-2*
    Order of finish: 1, 2, 6*, 3, 5, 4

    #2 USC 6, LMU 1
    Feb. 3, 2013 - Marks Stadium
    DOUBLES
    (1) Hanfmann/Sarmiento (USC) def. Bjerke/Bustamante (LMU) - 8-2
    (2) de Vroome/Quiroz (USC) def. Rivera/Simko (LMU) - 8-1
    (3) Johnson/Gomez (USC) vs. Volmari/Zapala (LMU) - 4-3 susp.
    USC wins doubles point.
    Order of finish: 1, 2
    SINGLES
    (1) #10 Ray Sarmiento (USC) def. Nicholas Bjerke (LMU) - 6-3, 6-1
    (2) #84 Yannick Hanfmann (USC) def. Othar Kordsachia (LMU) - 6-2, 6-2
    (3) #68 Max de Vroome (USC) def. Felix Van Kann (LMU) - 6-2, 6-3
    (4)#121 Jonny Wang (USC) def. Todd Volmari (LMU) - 6-1, 6-1
    (5) Michael Grant (USC) def. Cristobal Rivera (LMU) - 6-2, 6-1*
    (6) Nick Northcott (LMU) def. Michael Tang (USC) - 6-1, 6-3
    Order of finish: 4, 1, 5*, 3, 6, 2