Men's Tennis
    No. 2 USC Men Roll On To 4-1 Win At Utah
    Roberto Quiroz got another set of doubles and singles wins today in Utah.
    Roberto Quiroz got another set of doubles and singles wins today in Utah.

    April 13, 2014

    SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH -- The No. 2 USC men's tennis kept its Pac-12 slate clean with one match to go after a 4-1 win over No. 51 host Utah today. The Trojans hauled in the doubles point before heading into singles action, where USC made a strong stand in securing three wins to punch up the road victory and improve to 24-2 overall with a 6-0 mark in Pac-12 play.

    USC's all-senior tandem of Michael Grant and Ray Sarmiento drummed up the first win of the day with an 8-2 doubles victory on court three to start things off. At the No. 2 spot, USC's Nick Crystal and Roberto Quiroz got embroiled in a tiebreaker to decide their doubles clash, pulling off the win with a 7-2 decision in the breaker to pocket the 1-0 lead for the Trojans.

    The singles scene saw USC's Eric Johnson pepper Cedric Williams with a 6-2, 6-1 win from court two to take the Trojans to a 2-0 advantage. Utah would crank up the pressure on USC from there when Silm Hanza was able to pull off a 6-0, 6-2 upset of USC's #7 Ray Sarmiento on court one, but the Trojans were quick to generate a response. #46 Jonny Wang dug in for a 6-2, 6-4 win over Matt Crowley at the No. 6 spot to pad USC's lead back to 3-1, and #53 Roberto Quiroz issued the final blow with a 6-2, 6-4 clincher over Ben Tasevac on court to to wrap up the action in Utah.

     

     

    The Trojans now return home to Mark Stadium for their final regular-season home match of 2014, hosting crosstown rival UCLA in a Pac-12 clash to determine regular-season victor this Friday (April 18). Doubles play will begin at 10:30 a.m. and singles play will start at 12 p.m. in televised action on Pac-12 Networks.

    "It's been a great Pac-12 season," USC head coach Peter Smith said. "We're looking forward to playing UCLA at home this Friday."

    #2 USC 4, #51 Utah 1
    April 13, 2014 - Salt Lake City, Utah
    DOUBLES
    (1) Hamza/Willems (UTAH) vs. de Vroome/Johnson (USC), 6-7 susp.
    (2) Crystal/Quiroz (USC) def. Tasevac/Lane (UTAH), 8-7 (2)
    (3) Grant/Sarmiento (USC) def. Medinilla/Cowley (UTAH), 8-2
    USC wins doubles point.
    Order of finish: 3, 2
    SINGLES
    (1) Slim Hamza (UTAH) def. #7 Raymond Sarmiento (USC), 6-0, 6-2
    (2) #53 Roberto Quiroz (USC) def. Ben Tasevac (UTAH), 6-2, 6-4*
    (3) Alejandro Medinilla (UTAH) vs. #94 Max DeVroome (USC), 3-6, 5-4 susp.
    (4) Eric Johnson (USC) def. Cedric Willems (UTAH), 6-2, 6-1
    (5) Devin Lane (UTAH) def. Michael Grant (USC), 4-6, 6-3, 0-1 susp.
    (6) #46 Jonny Wang (USC) def. Matt Cowley (UTAH), 6-2, 6-4
    Order of finish: 4, 1, 6, 2