No. 6 USC Men Dismantle Oregon In 6-1 Win|
March 28, 2015
LOS ANGELES - The No. 6 USC men's tennis team defended their home court and demolished No. 51 Oregon 6-1 on Saturday, March 28 in Marks Stadium in Los Angeles, Calif. Coming off another impressive 6-1 victory over Washington on Friday, March 27, the Trojans wanted to keep the winning juices flowing. This weekend was the opening of conference play for the Trojans who now boast a 2-0 conference record. Overall, USC is now 16-3 on the season.
The Trojans snagged the first win of the day as the dynamic duo of Yannick Hanfmann and Roberto Quiroz halted Oregon's Maasland/Swaysland 6-4. On court three, a new pair of Max de Vroome and Thibault Forget defeated the Duck duo of Chin/Clissold 6-4 to grab the doubles point for USC.
USC wanted their winning streak to roll over into the singles portion of the competition. On court three, No. 66 Max de Vroome blasted through his match to defeat Oregon's Jayson Amos 6-4, 6-4.
The quick wins continued to roll in. No. 68 Nick Crystal was next to finish. His solid 6-3, 6-3 win over the Ducks' Joey Swaysland added yet another point to the Trojan scoreboard. USC led the match 3-0.
Seconds after court five's finish, court four closed out their match. After taking the first set 6-4, No. 35 Jonny Wang sprinted through the second set to collect a 6-1 win over Oregon's Cormac Clissold to clinch the match for USC.
Per the coaches' decision, the rest of the matches were played out. On court six, Trojan freshman Thibault Forget earned his second dual match singles win at Troy with a decisive 6-2, 6-2 score over Oregon's Brent Chin.
The two remaining matches on courts one and two were quickly turning into nail biters. On court one, No. 114 Eric Johnson fell in the first set tiebreaker 6-7 (3) to Oregon's Daan Maasland. Unfortunately, he was unable to regain momentum and lost the second set 3-6. This loss snapped his 12-match singles winning streak.
The final court remaining in competition was court two with USC's No. 19 Roberto Quiroz facing off versus Oregon's Daniel Sardu. This tight match held the crowd's attention for the entire afternoon. The impressive shots from both sides of the net were thrilling and games seesawed back and forth. Quiroz opened his match with a slow start. After being down 2-4, he found his swagger and fought back to take the first set 7-5. The second set remained close as well and was forced into a tiebreak. Oregon's Sardu won the second set tiebreak 7-6 (3) and pushed the match into a final 10-point tiebreak. In true Trojan form, Quiroz powered through the tiebreak to have the final word, take the win 10-3 and close out the action in Marks Stadium. USC finished the match with a final score of 6-1.
USC's next action will have the Trojans once again defending their home court as they host Utah at 3 p.m. on Friday (April 3) and Arizona at 1 p.m. on Saturday (April 4).
#6 USC 6, #51 Oregon 1