Hanfmann & Sarmiento Advance To NCAA Singles Round of 16
May 23, 2013
URBANA, ILL. -- USC's Yannick Hanfmann and Ray Sarmiento both scored tickets to the next round of NCAA singles action in Urbana, Ill., after a victorious day despite the weather. Sarmiento was sent indoors for his Round of 32 match today, while Hanfmann was able to get his match done outside. Both Trojans pulled through, moving on to tomorrow's Round of 16 to lock in on ITA All-American status for 2013.
After taking a first-round loss in last year's NCAA Singles draw as a freshman, Yannick Hanfmann has doubled his efforts this year in tacking up the first two wins of 2013 singles play in Urbana. Today, Hanfmann drilled out a 6-4, 6-1 upset of Princeton's 9-16 seed Matija Pecotic. That puts the sophomore up against No. 3 seed Jarmere Jenkins of Virginia tomorrow in the Round of 16. That give Hanfmann his first career ITA All-American honors.
Pushed into the steamy indoor courts due to weather today, USC junior Ray Sarmiento secured another set of ITA All-American honors with a gutsy three-set win over Notre Dame's Greg Andrews. Sarmiento's 7-5, 1-6, 6-4 victory puts the junior back in the NCAA Round of 16 -- which he last reached as a freshman in 2011 -- as he goes up against Auburn's Andreas Mies tomorrow.
An ITA All-American in doubles last season as a freshman, Roberto Quiroz just missed the cut for singles honors after falling in his Round of 32 match today. Quiroz was unable to find a winning groove against South Carolina's Tsvetan Mihov and took a 6-3, 6-3 loss. That wraps up Quiroz' sophomore season with a 38-11 overall singles record, holding him as the team leader in singles wins on the year.
Complete USC results below.
NCAA MEN'S SINGLES CHAMPIONSHIPS
Round of 32 - May 23