Men's Tennis
    Trojans Advance In All-American Men's Qualifying
    Gary Sacks topped UVA's Dominic Inglot today in qualifying.
    Gary Sacks topped UVA's Dominic Inglot today in qualifying.

    Oct. 2, 2007

    TULSA, OKLA. - Three USC men's tennis players have pushed farther through the action in Tulsa at the Polo Ralph Lauren Men's All-American. Freshman Jaak Poldma and sophomore Robert Farah and Gary Sacks all posted second-round wins on Tuesday to move on to the third round on Wednesday in Qualifying tournament play. A win tomorrow would secure the Trojans as qualifiers for the main draw of All-American competition, set to begin Oct. 4.

    Today in Tulsa, Gary Sacks topped a familiar foe - Dominic Inglot of Virginia, which the Trojans faced in the 2007 NCAA Quarterfinals last season. Sacks put away the UVA player 7-6 (4), 6-2 to move into tomorrow's third round. Meanwhile, fellow sophomore Robert Farah dispatched Florida's Alex Lacroix in a swift straight-set match, 6-3, 6-4. And freshman Jaak Poldma oustlasted his Drexel opponent Omar Laalej in a three-setter 6-1, 3-6, 6-1.

    Sacks will face Arizona's Claudio Christen on Wednesday at 9 a.m. for the chance to move into the main draw. At 10 a.m., Poldma plays San Diego's Thomas Liversage, and then Farah squares off with UC Santa Barbara's Philip Therp at 11:30 a.m.

    In qualifying doubles play, USC came up short of a shot at the main draw. Jack Levis/Gary Sacks won their first-round match, but fell 8-3 to Pacific's Gonzalez/Starke in the second round. Similarly, the Trojan team of Jason McNaughton/Jaak Poldma moved into the second round, but lost 8-3 to Boise State's Shields/Shields duo.

    Trojans in the ITA Preseason Rankings:
    #43 Kaes Van't Hof
    #112 Jaak Poldma
    #125 Robert Farah
    #125 Jason McNaughton

     

     

    Polo Ralph Lauren Men's All-American

    SINGLES

    PREQUALIFYING
    SAT., SEPT. 29
    First Round
    Jack Levis (USC) - bye
    Daniel Gliner (USC) - bye

    Second Round
    Darren Walsh (SMU) def. Jack Levis (USC) - 7-5, 6-4
    Daniel Gliner (USC) def. Ike Belk (CLEM) - 7-6 (5), 7-6 (6)

    SUN., SEPT. 30
    Third Round
    Rob McKenzie (OKLA) def. Gliner (USC) - 6-4, 6-3

    QUALIFYING
    MON., OCT. 1
    First Round
    Gary Sacks (USC) def. Austen Childs (LOU) - 7-5, 7-5
    Robert Farah (USC) def. Robin Fahgen (SMU) - 6-1, 6-2
    Jaak Poldma (USC) def. Jakub Dybala (MonST) - 6-2, 6-0
    Ralph Knupfer (Rice) def. Jason McNaughton (USC) - 6-2, 6-3

    TUES., OCT. 2
    Second Round
    Gary Sacks (USC) def. Dominic Inglot (UVA) - 7-6(4), 6-2
    Robert Farah (USC) def. Alex Lacroix (FLA) - 6-3, 6-4
    Jaak Poldma (USC) def. Omar Laalej (DREX) - 6-1, 3-6, 6-1

    WED., OCT. 3
    Third Round
    Sacks (USC) vs. Claudio Christen (Arizona) - 9:00 a.m.
    Farah (USC) vs. Philip Therp (UCSB) - 11:30 a.m.
    Poldma (USC) vs. Thomas Liversage (San Diego) - 10:00 a.m.

    DOUBLES

    QUALIFYING
    TUES., OCT. 2
    First Round
    Jack Levis/Gary Sacks (USC) def. Galic/Rux (BAY) - 9-7
    Jason McNaughton/Jaak Poldma (USC) def. Lloyd/Salec (Radford) - w/o

    Second Round
    Gonzales/Starke (Pacific) def. Levis/Sacks - 8-3
    Shields/Shields (Boise) def. McNaughton/Poldma (USC) - 8-3