USC Men Wrap Up NCAA Singles Action|
May 24, 2013
URBANA, ILL. -- With their All-American status fully intact, USC's Yannick Hanfmann and Ray Sarmiento were both knocked out of the NCAA Singles Championships today in the Round of 16 today in Urbana, Ill.
Hanfmann had scored his first two career wins in NCAA Singles competition to get into today's Round of 16 against Auburn's #19 Andreas Mies. Mies was able to hold off #45 Hanfmann and advance on through to the quarterfinals on a 6-3, 6-2 win over the Trojan. Hanfmann finishes up his sophomore season as an ITA All-American and with an overall singles record of 31-7.
Junior Ray Sarmiento also had a tough draw in his Round of 16 match today in coming up against No. 3 seeded Jarmere Jenkins of recently crowned NCAA champ Virginia. After Jenkins got the edge in an extended tiebreaker in the first set, Sarmiento answered back and got up a break early in the second. He'd tack up one more by set's end to force a third, where the players battled back and forth to get back on serve at 4-4. Jenkins held his ground, through and managed to come through with the victory on a 7-6 (8), 2-6, 6-4 decision that closed out Sarmiento's run in the NCAA singles draw. Sarmiento finishes his junior season with a 27-9 overall singles record. His NCAA Round of 64 singles win marked the junior's 100th career singles win.
That wraps up the USC men's tennis team's 2013 campaign. As a team, the Trojans finished the year 26-5 overall after making their seventh straight appearance in the NCAA Quarterfinals, including a run of four straight national titles from 2009-2012.
Complete USC results below.
NCAA MEN'S SINGLES CHAMPIONSHIPS
Round of 32 - May 23
[9-16] Ray Sarmiento (USC) def. Greg Andrews (Notre Dame) - 7-5, 1-6, 6-4
Yannick Hanfmann (USC) def. [9-16] Matija Pecotic (Princeton) - 6-4, 6-1
Tsvetan Mihov (South Carolina) def. Roberto Quiroz (USC) - 6-3, 6-3