Men's Tennis
    Rob Bellamy Wins Battle in the Bay Singles Title

    Sept. 25, 2016

    The USC men's tennis team divided and conquered this weekend, splitting up for action in Louisiana and Northern California as the fall stretch of individual action continues for the Trojans. Four Trojans engaged in action in San Francisco at the Battle in the Bay, while four more took the trip to Louisiana for the John Breaux Tennis Classic. It was tough competition in both spots, but the most successful Trojan of the all emerged from San Francisco, where senior Rob Bellamy claimed the singles title with a stretch of four wins, including a gutsy three-setter in the title match.

    Also in San Francisco, USC's freshman doubles duo of Brandon Holt and Riley Smith combined forces for a run to the doubles final, where the pair was upended by the draw's top seeds. Holt had also made a deep run in the singles draw, snagging four wins to move into the semifinals, where he was edged out in three sets.

    Meanwhile, in Louisiana, four Trojans had set up for a four-day event in Lafayette. Sophomore Jack Jaede and junior Thibault Forget each forged paths to the singles quarterfinals, but were each dealt losses to miss out on spots in the semis. In doubles, however, the pair was able to power up for a run to the doubles semifinal, where the Trojan duo wound up with a tense three-set loss to the draw's top seeds.

    The Trojans will next focus their energies on tough competition on tap at the ITA All-American Championships, beginning with pre qualifying rounds on Oct. 1 and running through to the main draw finals on Oct. 10 in Tulsa, Okla.
     

     

    Complete USC results from the Battle in the Bay and the Cajun Tennis Classic are below.

    BATTLE IN THE BAY (San Francisco, Calif.)
     
    SINGLES
    Round of 64 - Sept. 23
    Rob Bellamy (USC) - bye
    Riley Smith (USC) - bye
    [7] Brandon Holt (USC) - bye
    [2] #48 Logan Smith (USC) - bye

    Round of 32 - Sept. 23
    Rob Bellamy (USC) def. Gabriel Sidney (PEP) - 7-6 (1), 6-3
    Riley Smith (USC) def. Gunther Matta (CAL) - 6-0, 6-0
    [7] Brandon Holt (USC) def. Alexandros Araouzos (USD) - 6-3, 6-2
    [2] #48 Logan Smith (USC) def. Oliver Poysti (USF) - 6-4, 6-4

    Round of 16 - Sept. 24
    Rob Bellamy (USC) def. Mathieu Garcia (PORT) - 6-1, 6-2
    [4] #99 Jerry Lopez (TCU) def. Riley Smith (USC) - 6-2, 6-2
    [7] Brandon Holt (USC) def. Miguel Diaz (PAC) - 3-6, 6-2, 6-1
    Mike Pervolarakis (PORT) def. [2] #48 Logan Smith (USC) - 6-4, 3-6, 6-1

    Quarterfinals - Sept. 24
    Rob Bellamy (USC) vs. [1] #13 Florian Lakat (CAL) - w/o
    [7] Brandon Holt (USC) def. Morgan Mays (UCSB) - 6-3, 6-3

    Semifinals - Sept. 25
    Rob Bellamy (USC) def. Marko Goles Babic (SDSU) - 6-4, 7-6 (6)
    [5] #121 Ben Donovan (CP) def. [7] Brandon Holt (USC) - 6-1, 6-7 (3), 6-2

    Championship - Sept. 25
    Rob Bellamy (USC) def. [5] #121 Ben Donovan (CP) - 7-6 (3), 4-6, 6-4

    DOUBLES

    Round of 32 - Sept. 23

    [3] Bellamy/L. Smith (USC) - bye
    [2] Holt/R. Smith (USC) - bye

    Round of 16 - Sept 24
    [3] Bellamy/L. Smith (USC) def. Baretto/Matta (CAL) - 8-0
    [2] Holt/R. Smith (USC) def. Adamson/Wade (UCD) - 8-4

    Quarterfinals - Sept 24
    [3] Bellamy/L. Smith (USC) def. Butters/Heslin (BOISE) - 8-6
    [2] Holt/R. Smith (USC) def. Arauzos/Koevermans (USD) - 8-3

    Semifinals - Sept. 25
    [1] #39 Donovan/Pang (CP) def. [3] Bellamy/L. Smith (USC) - 8-3
    [2] Holt/R. Smith (USC) def. Lopez/Poysti (TCU/USF) - 8-3

    Championship - Sept. 25
    [1] #39 Donovan/Pang (CP) def. [2] Holt/R. Smith (USC) - 8-6

    JOHN BREAUX CAJUN TENNIS CLASSIC (Lafayette, La.)

    SINGLES
    Round of 32 - Sept. 22
    Jack Jaede (USC) def. Eric Perez (Louisiana) - 5-7, 7-5, 7-6
    [6] #85 Thibault Forget (USC) def. Vlad Kramarov (Louisiana) - 6-2, 6-2
    Laurens Verbovan (USC) def. Tim Sandkaulen (Ole Miss) - 6-3, 2-6, 6-0
    [2] #35 Jordan Daigle (LSU) def. Henry Ji (USC) - 7-5, 7-5

    Round of 16 - Sept. 22
    Jack Jaede (USC) def. [8] #91 John Mee (Texas) - 6-4, 6-2
    [6] #85 Thibault Forget (USC) def. Fabian Fallert (Ole Mis) - 6-3, 6-2
    [5] #83 Alex Senegeya (Texas Tech) def. Laurens Verbovan (USC) - 6-4, 6-2

    Quarterfinals - Sept. 23
    [1] #15 William Bushamaka (Kentucky) def. Jack Jaede (USC) - 6-4, 6-3
    Lukas Finzeuberg (Oklahoma St.) def. [6] #85 Thibault Forget (USC) - 6-3, 7-5

    CONSOLATION SINGLES
    Round of 16 - Sept. 23
    Henry Ji (USC) def. Grey Hamilton (Ole Miss) - 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
    Quarterfinals - Sept. 24
    Henry Ji (USC) def. J. Stefanik (Kentucky) - 6-2, ret.
    Semifinals - Sept. 25
    T. Sandkaulen (Ole Miss) def. Henry Ji (USC) - 1-6, 6-0, 6-4<

    DOUBLES
    Round of 16 - Sept. 23
    Forget/Jaede (USC) vs. Ellefson/Stefanik (Kentucky) - w/o
    Markes/Telles (Texas) def. Ji/Verboven (USC) - 6-2, 2-6 6-4

    Quarterfinals - Sept. 23
    Forget/Jaede (USC) def. Cocito-Monoc/Fraser (Louisiana) - 6-1, 6-3

    Semifinals - Sept. 24
    [1] #28 Butsch/Daigle (LSU) def. Forget/Jaede (USC) - 4-6, 6-1, 7-5