Men's Tennis
    USC Men Shut Out Stanford For Spot Pac-12 Title Spot
    Daniel Nguyen blasted his singles opponent for another key Trojan point today.

    Daniel Nguyen blasted his singles opponent for another key Trojan point today.

    April 27, 2012

    OJAI, CALIF. - The top-ranked and No. 2 seeded USC men's tennis team punched its ticket to the inaugural Pac-12 Team Championship match with a 4-0 sweep of Stanford today in Ojai, Calif. The Trojans will now get a rematch with top-seeded UCLA tomorrow at 4 p.m. in the title match. No. 1 USC improves to 26-1 overall with today's semifinal win over No. 10 Stanford.

    The Trojans got a leg up with two wins in doubles to push through to singles action with a 1-0 lead in-hand. Steve Johnson and Roberto Quiroz got it done on court one with an 8-6 win over Lin/Thacher, and Emilio Gomez / Yannick Hanfmann blew by Kandath/Stinemann for an 8-5 win that put the doubles point and early advantage in the Trojans' pocket.

    A string of straight-set singles wins sealed the deal for the Trojans. USC wrapped up its third shutout of the Cardinal this year on dominating singles wins from #2 Steve Johnson, #18 Daniel Nguyen and #53 Yannick Hanfmann while the remaining matches were suspended after the Trojans clinched. Johnson wrapped up his 59th consecutive singles win with a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Stanford's #36 Bradley Klahn - the last player to beat Johnson in collegiate action over a year ago. Nguyen topped #113 Matt Kandath 6-3, 6-3 on court three, and Hanfmann blasted Daniel Ho with a 6-4, 6-4 decision at the No. 5 position.

    2012 Pac-12 Team Semifinals
    [2] USC 4, [3] Stanford 0
    Ojai, Calif. -April 27, 2012
    (1) #3 S. Johnson/Quiroz (USC) def. Lin/Thacher (STAN) - 8-6
    (2) #30 Nguyen/Sarmiento (USC) vs. Klahn/Morrissey (STAN) -- susp.
    (3) Gomez/Hanfmann (USC) def. Kandath/Stineman (STAN) - 8-5
    USC wins doubles point.
    Order of finish: n/a
    (1) #2 Steve Johnson (USC) vs. #36 Bradley Klahn (STAN) - 6-4, 6-3
    (2) #25 Ray Sarmiento (USC) vs. #27 Ryan Thacher (STAN) - susp.
    (3) #18 Daniel Nguyen (USC) vs. #113 Matt Kandath (STAN) - 6-3, 6-3
    (4) #60 Emilio Gomez (USC) vs. John Morissey (STAN) - susp.
    (5) #53 Yannick Hanfmann (USC) vs. Daniel Ho (STAN) - 6-4, 6-4
    (6) Roberto Quiroz (USC) vs. Robert Stineman (STAN) - susp.
    Order of finish: n/a