USC Men To Square Off With UCLA For Pac-12 Title
April 26, 2013
OJAI, CALIF. -- The No. 5 USC men's tennis team is back in action and battling for the Pac-12 championship after a 4-1 semifinal win over California today in Ojai, Calif. The Trojans go in defense of another conference title against rival UCLA once again, fighting for the Pac-12 crown tomorrow (April 27) at 4 p.m. at Libbey Park.
The Bears snagged the doubles point today in the Pac-12 semifinals, but USC regrouped and rallied back to victory with a strong stand in singles. USC's Yannick Hanfmann blasted a 6-2, 6-4 win at the No. 2 singles spot to light the fuse for the Trojans. Fellow sophomore Eric Johnson followed suit with a 6-4, 6-4 win from court four next, and USC was back on top, up 2-1 on the scoreboard. At the No. 5 singles position, Jonny Wang rallied with a comeback push to win in three on a 2-6, 6-0, 6-2 win to put the Trojans up 3-1. Coming through with the clincher was USC's Roberto Quiroz, who followed up a tiebreaker win in the first set with a strong second set to win it and clinch it 7-6, 6-2 and launch the Trojans into tomorrow's title match against rival UCLA.
USC 4, California 1