Men's Tennis Wins 7-0 At Tulsa
March 27, 2004
TULSA, Okla. - The third-ranked USC men's tennis team (14-2) notched an important victory over No. 36 Tulsa (9-8) on Saturday afternoon at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center in Tulsa. The Golden Hurricanes, hosts of this year's NCAA Championships, fell to the Trojans 7-0 in a clean sweep giving USC its sixth-straight victory.
In the second of a two-match road swing (USC won at Texas on March 25), the Trojans got off to a better start by winning all three doubles matches to take a 1-0 lead. Ninth-ranked Drew Hoskins and Daniel Langre captured an 8-2 win at No. 1 over Tulsa's Dustin Taylor and Alejandro Tejerina to set the tone for the afternoon. Even with new doubles partners, USC's Johan Berg and Parker Collins scored an 8-5 upset at court two and Adriano Biasella and Ruben Torres eased to an 8-1 victory at court three.
The Trojans began singles play by dropping the first set on four of six courts. Thanks to the efforts of Jamil Al-Agba and Langre, who captured two-set victories on the other two courts, USC took a comfortable 3-0 lead as the other players worked their way back from the deficit.
Torres won his match at the No. 6 spot when his opponent was forced to retire due to injury. Berg and Hoskins came back with wins at No. 1 and 5, and Biasella completed the sweep by defeating Taylor in a 10-point tiebreaker.
USC returns home this week to take on conference foes Stanford and California. The Trojans host the Cardinal on Friday, April 2, and the Bears on Saturday, April 3. Neither match will count against Pac-10 records.
#3 USC 7, #36 Tulsa 0