Men's Tennis
    Farah Wins Again, Advances To ITA Quarters
    Robert Farah will play in tomorrow's ITA singles quarterfinals.
    Robert Farah will play in tomorrow's ITA singles quarterfinals.

    Oct. 10, 2008

    TULSA, OKLA. - USC junior Robert Farah has taken another step forward in the D'Novo/ITA Men's All-American Championships with a win in today's Round of 16 at Tulsa's Michael D. Case Tennis Center. Farah worked past Florida State's Jean-Yves Aubone with a 6-3, 7-5 decision that pushes the Trojan into tomorrow's singles quarterfinals. Fifth-seeded Farah will face No. 11 seed Steven Moneke of Ohio State on Saturday morning in Tulsa, Okla.

    Farah also took part in the main draw doubles play, combining forces with freshman Steven Johnson. The Trojan duo kicked off the day with an upset of the No.5 seeded team, LSU's Cluskey/Venus. Farah/Johnson pulled out a 9-8 (5) win over the seeded pair to move into the afternoon's quarterfinals. There, the Trojans were tripped up by North Carolina's Donato/Fogelman, falling 8-5 to close out their doubles run in Tulsa.

    In consolation singles play, USC senior Abdullah Magdas moves on after a three-set comeback win over Stanford's Richard Wire. Magdas won 4-6, 6-0, 6-2 today and will play tomorrow at 10 a.m. CT. Fellow Trojan Gary Sacks slipped in his Round of 16 consolation match, edged out 4-6, 7-6 (3), 6-3, by South Florida's Lucas Jovita.

    D'Novo/ITA Men's All-American Championships - Tulsa, Okla.

    MAIN DRAW SINGLES
    First Round - Oct. 9
    (5) Robert Farah (USC) def. Austen Childs (LOUIS) - 6-3, 6-2
    Bruno Agostinelli (KEN) def. Abdullah Magdas (USC) - 6-4, 6-4
    (6) Arnau Brugues (TULSA) def. Gary Sacks (USC) - 7-6 (4), 6-3
    (10) John Patrick Smith (TENN) def. Jaak Poldma (USC) - 6-3, 6-4

     

     

    Round of 32 - Oct. 9
    (5) Robert Farah (USC) def. Bradley Klahn (STAN) - 6-2, 6-2

    Round of 16 - Oct. 10
    (5) Robert Farah (USC) def. Jean-Yves Aubone (FSU) - 6-3, 7-5

    Quarterfinals - Oct. 11
    (5) Robert Farah (USC) vs. (11) Steven Moneke (OhioSt) - 9:30 a.m. CT

    MAIN DRAW CONSOLATION SINGLES
    First Round - Oct. 9
    Magdas (USC) def. Christoph Muller (RICE) - 6-4, 6-4
    Sacks (USC) def. Dominic Inglot (UVA) - 6-4, 6-4

    Round of 16 - Oct. 10
    Magdas (USC) def. Wire (STAN) - 4-6, 6-0, 6-2
    Jovita (USF) def. Sacks (USC) - 4-6, 7-6 (3), 6-3

    Quarterfinals - Oct. 11
    Magdas (USC) vs. Barrick (UVA) - 10 a.m. CT

    MAIN DRAW DOUBLES
    First Round - Oct. 9
    Farah/Johnson (USC) def. Sandgren/Smith (TENN) - 8-6

    Round of 16 - Oct. 10
    Farah/Johnson (USC) def. (5) Cluskey/Venus (LSU) - 9-8 (5)

    Quarterfinals - Oct. 10
    Donato/Fogelman (UNC) def. Farah/Johnson (USC) - 8-5