Men's Tennis
    No. 2 USC Men Rebound With Shutout Of Louisville
    Emilio Gomez helped USC to victory with a singles win today.
    Emilio Gomez helped USC to victory with a singles win today.

    Feb. 20, 2011

    SEATTLE, WASH. - The No. 2 USC men's tennis team bounced back at the ITA National Team Indoor Championships with a resounding win over No. 12 Louisville. The Trojans tacked up a 4-0 victory over the Cardinals on day three of action in Seattle. USC is now 8-2 overall.

    The Trojans set themselves up with the doubles point to kick things off in their morning match. The Cardinals put up a bit of a fight, claiming the first win from court one, but USC rallied back to take its 1-0 lead on wins from Poldma/Sundling at No. 2 and Johnson/Grant at No. 3 to bring up singles play.

    Jaak Poldma padded USC's lead to 2-0 with his 6-3, 6-3 win over Simon Childs on court three, and Emilio Gomez added to the advantage with his 6-2, 6-4 win over Alejandro Calligari at the No. 4 slot. USC was up solidly on the remaining courts, but it was #4 Steve Johnson who came through first with the clincher as he dealt out a 6-3, 6-3 decision over Louisville's #11 Austen Childs to lock down victory for the Trojans.

    USC now returns home for two matches - including a rematch with Stanford after taking a 4-3 loss to the Cardinal yesterday in Seattle. The Trojans will first host California in a 1:30 p.m. match on Friday (Feb. 25) before going up against Stanford at 1 p.m. on Saturday (Feb. 26) at Marks Stadium.

    #2 USC 4, #12 Louisville 0
    Feb. 20, 2011 - Seattle, Wash.
    DOUBLES
    (1) (26) A. Childs/Maksimcuk (Lou) def. Nguyen/Gomez (USC), 8-1
    (2) Poldma/Sundling (USC) def. Calligari/Derognat (Lou), 8-2
    (3) Johnson/Grant (USC) def. (50) S. Childs/Carter (Lou), 8-1
    USC wins doubles point.
    Order of finish: 1, 2, 3
    SINGLES
    (1) (4) Steve Johnson (USC) def. (11) Austen Childs (Lou), 6-3, 6-3
    (2) (16) Daniel Nguyen (USC) vs. (100) Viktor Maksimcuk (Lou), 6-2, 6-5 DNF
    (3) (38) Jaak Poldma (USC) def. Simon Childs (Lou), 6-3, 6-3
    (4) Emilio Gomez (USC) def. Alejandro Calligari (Lou), 6-2, 6-4
    (5) JT Sundling (USC) vs. Andrew Carter (Lou), 6-4, 5-3 DNF
    (6) Michael Grant (USC) vs. Dante Terenzio (Lou), 6-4, 3-2 DNF
    Order of finish: 3, 4, 1