Men's Tennis
    No. 4 USC Men Drop The Ducks 7-0
    Ray Sarmiento and Yannick Hanfmann helped USC stay on point in doubles and singles today.
    Ray Sarmiento and Yannick Hanfmann helped USC stay on point in doubles and singles today.

    April 12, 2013

    LOS ANGELES, CALIF. -- The No. 4 USC men's tennis team was near unstoppable today in a Pac-12 clash with No. 43 Oregon. The Trojans rolled up a smooth and speedy 7-0 win over the visiting Ducks at Marks Stadium to tally USC's 21st win of the year. USC's rapid-fire victories blasted the Trojans through doubles and continued on through singles. Ray Sarmiento hammered home the clincher from court two to give the Trojans a 21-2 overall record and a clean 4-0 mark in Pac-12 play.

    The Trojans made short work of the doubles point in cruising to big leads down the line. First to break through was USC's #39 Hanfmann/Sarmiento on court one with an 8-3 finish. Mirroring that score on court three was USC's de Vroome/Johnson with a capper that put USC up 1-0 on the visiting Ducks.

    Singles play saw USC streak to first-set victories across the board. Winning the windsprint to the finish line was USC's #90 Jonny Wang, who was just one game shy of silencing Michael Schaeffer on court six with his 6-0, 6-1 win. At the No. 5 and No. 1 spots, respectively, #77 Eric Johnson and #11 Ray Sarmiento both held match points at the same time. Johnson would punch in the winner first, however. He dropped Daniel Sardu with a 6-2, 6-1 decision for a 3-0 lead to set up Sarmiento with the clincher. After being tangled up at deuce, Sarmiento hammered home the win for the Trojans on a 6-2, 6-3 finish of Jeff Mullen from court two to make it 4-0 Trojans.

    At the top spot, #5 Emilio Gomez set himself up to serve for the match with a break to lead Robin Cambier 6-3, 5-4. WIth that opportunity in-hand, Gomez made the most of it and drilled out the next string of points to win it 6-3, 6-4. Following in his footsteps with a late break to charge up a key lead, #48 Yannick Hanfmann was closing in, too. He was just a breath away from finishing it off, but his teammate Roberto Quiroz wrapped up his match on court four first, taking out Alex Rovello with a 6-2, 6-4 decision to make it 6-0. One final blast from Hanfmann was all it took to wrap up the day's action, as his booming strike against Daan Maasland pinned up a 6-4, 6-3 win to notch the sophomore's 16th consecutive singles win.

     

     

    The Trojans now turn to face No. 31 Washington tomorrow (April 13) at 1 p.m. at Marks Stadium for USC's final regular-season home match of the year. The Trojans wrap the regular season next week at rival UCLA at 3 p.m. on April 19.

    #4 USC 7, #43 Oregon 0
    April 12, 2013 - Marks Stadium
    DOUBLES
    (1) #39 Hanfmann/Sarmiento (USC) def. #56 Cambier/Mullen (ORE) - 8-3
    (2) #53 Gomez/Quiroz (USC) vs. Clissoid/Sardu (ORE) - 7-4 susp.
    (3) de Vroome/Johnson (USC) def. Maasland/Rovello (ORE) - 8-3
    USC wins doubles point.
    Order of finish: 3, 1
    SINGLES
    (1) #5 Emilio Gomez (USC) def. Robin Cambier (ORE) - 6-3, 6-4
    (2) #11 Ray Sarmiento (USC) def. Jeff Mullen (ORE) - 6-2, 6-3*
    (3) #48 Yannick Hanfmann (USC) def. Daan Maasland (ORE) - 6-2, 6-3
    (4) #34 Roberto Quiroz (USC) def. Alex Rovello (ORE) - 6-4, 6-3
    (5) #75 Eric Johnson (USC) def. Daniel Sardu (ORE) - 6-2, 6-1
    (6) #90 Jonny Wang (USC) def. Michael Schaeffer (ORE) - 6-0, 6-1
    Order of finish: 6, 5, 2*, 1, 4, 3