No. 4 USC Begins Hunt For 5th Straight NCAA Crown With First Round Win
May 10, 2013
No. 4 USC, the four-time defending national champion, won its 25th consecutive NCAA match with a 4-0 win over visiting Sacramento State in the 2013 NCAA Men's Tennis Championships first round on Friday (May 10) at Marks Tennis Stadium.
USC improved to 24-4 this year while Sacramento State finished its season at 17-13. The Trojans also downed the Hornets, 4-0, in the 2011 NCAA opener.
The Trojans earned the doubles points thanks to an 8-3 win on court 3 by Michael Grant and Roberto Quiroz while Max de Vroome and Eric Johnson won 8-4 on court 2. USC's Yannick Hanfmann and Ray Sarmiento were ahead 7-3 on court 1 when play was suspended.
De Vroome extended USC's lead to 2-0 with a 6-1, 6-1 win at No. 5 singles over Sacramento State's Niranjan Ram.
Sophomore Jonny Wang followed with a 6-0, 6-2 win over Tom Miller at No. 6 and then Quiroz closed out the match with a 7-5, 6-0 win over Roy Brandys at No. 3.
USC will host fellow first-round winner San Diego on Saturday at 3 p.m. at Marks Tennis Stadium. The Toreros upset Alabama, 4-3, on Friday to advance to the second round.
 USC 4, Sacramento State 0
USC wins doubles point.
Order of finish: 5,6,3