Men's Tennis
    Trojans Push Through ITA Regional Play
    Jonny Wang won his sixth straight match with a big upset of the No. 2 seed from UCLA.
    Jonny Wang won his sixth straight match with a big upset of the No. 2 seed from UCLA.

    Oct. 19, 2012

    IRVINE, CALIF. -- The USC men's tennis team engaged in Day One of action at the ITA Southwest Regional Championships today in Irvine, Calif., to well-rounded success. Five Trojans punched tickets to the singles Round of 32 after moving through today's first two rounds of singles action. In doubles, USC's three teams entered all had byes today to take a spot in tomorrow's Round of 32.

    The big winner on the day was sophomore Jonny Wang, whose singles day was capped with a decisive upset of the draw's No. 2 seed. Wang opened the day with a 6-0, 6-3 win in round one to move into a clash with UCLA's No. 2 seed Dennis Novikov. There, Wang was resolved and strong, pinning up a 6-4, 6-4 straight-set finish of the Bruin to move into tomorrow's Round of 32 alongside four other teammates. Also pushing through with key second round wins today were a set of solid sophomores -- Eric Johnson, Yannick Hanfmann and Roberto Quiroz. Junior Michael Grant also secured a place in tomorrow's Round of 32.

    Complete USC results from the 2012 ITA Southwest Regional Championships are below.

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    ITA SOUTHWEST REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS (Irvine, Calif)

    SINGLES
    First Round - Oct. 19
    [10] Eric Johnson (USC) -- bye
    Michael Grant (USC) -- bye
    Max de Vroome (USC) -- bye
    [4] #25 Yannick Hanfmann (USC) -- bye
    [3] #85 Roberto Quiroz (USC) -- bye
    Corey Smith (USC) def. Shiva Sangman (SDSU) -- 6-3, 2-6, 6-1
    Jonny Wang (USC) def. Ryan Cheung (UCI) -- 6-0, 6-3

     

     

    Second Round - Oct. 19
    [10] Eric Johnson (USC) def. Kieren Thompson (ARIZ) -- 6-0, 6-1
    Michael Grant (USC) def. Shuhei Shibahara (UCI) -- 6-2, 6-3
    Jacob Jung (UCI) def. Max de Vroome (USC) -- 6-3, 4-6, 6-3
    [4] #25 Yannick Hanfmann (USC) def. Luis Gastao (UCR) -- 6-0, 6-1
    [3] #85 Roberto Quiroz (USC) def. Zlad Sultan (UCSB) -- 3-6, 6-3, 6-3
    [11] Dennis Mkrtchian (UCLA) def. Corey Smith (USC) -- 7-5, 6-1
    Jonny Wang (USC) def. [2] Dennis Novikov (UCLA) -- 6-4, 6-4

    Round of 32 - Oct. 20
    [10] Eric Johnson (USC) vs. Derek Klein (CP) -- 12:30 p.m.
    Michael Grant (USC) vs. [1[ Finn Tearney (PEP) -- 12:30 p.m.
    [4] #25 Yannick Hanfmann (USC) vs. David Schuster (UH) -- 12:30 p.m.
    [3] #85 Roberto Quiroz (USC) vs. Warren Hardie (UCLA) -- 2 p.m.
    Jonny Wang (USC) vs. Hunter Nicholas (SDSU) -- 2 p.m.

    DOUBLES
    First Round - Oct. 19
    [1] de Vroome/Quiroz (USC) -- bye
    Grant/Wang (USC) -- bye
    [5] Hanfmann/Johnson (USC) -- bye

    Round of 32 - Oct. 20
    [1] de Vroome/Quiroz (USC) vs. Carlisle/Pugliese (USD) -- 9 a.m.
    Grant/Wang (USC) vs. [8] Hovhannisyan/Tearney (PEP) -- 9 a.m.
    [5] Hanfmann/Johnson (USC) vs. Gelbrich/Khachatryan (SDSU) -- 9 a.m.