Men's Tennis
    Trojan Domination In Malibu Scores Semifinal Spots
    Roberto Quiroz is teamed up with Ray Sarmiento as the draw's No. 1 doubles pair.
    Roberto Quiroz is teamed up with Ray Sarmiento as the draw's No. 1 doubles pair.

    Oct. 20, 2013

    MALIBU, CALIF. -- USC is guaranteed at least one appearance in a title match tomorrow in Malibu, with three USC doubles teams and one singles player locked in for semifinal action at the ITA Southwest Regional Championships. At one end of the doubles draw, USC's Max de Vroome and Eric Johnson will square off against their own teammates, Nick Crystal and Michael Grant, for the right to play for the doubles crown. There could well be an all-Trojan final as well, with USC's top-seeded tandem of Roberto Quiroz and Ray Sarmiento slotted for action in the opposite semifinal tomorrow. Meanwhile, USC junior Yannick Hanfmann is slated for a singles semifinal clash tomorrow to join in a busy Monday for the USC men's tennis contingent.

    Hanfmann powered through his quarterfinal bout today against UCLA's Dennis Mkrtchian with a 6-4, 6-3 decision that launches the Trojan into tomorrow's semifinals against UC Santa Barbara's Tobias Galskov. Hanfmann is looking to add an ITA Regional singles crown alongside the 2012 doubles title that he claimed with teammate Johnson last season. Johnson, meanwhile, was edged out in his singles quarterfinal match today, falling 7-6 (6), 6-4 to UCLA's Mackenzie McDonald.

    The Trojans had swamped the doubles bracket in piling four teams in today's Round of 16. All four Trojan tandems advanced to the afternoon quarterfinals, where three USC duos got through. A fresh pairing of Robbie Bellamy and Jonny Wang was ousted by the No. 5 seeded pair from UCLA. That puts the Bruin couple up against USC's top-seeded Quiroz/Sarmiento tomorrow following the Trojan team's 8-6 dispatch of Pepperdine's Menichella/Sofaer in the quarters.

     

     

    Slated at the other end of the draw USC's deVroome/Johnson scored themselves a semifinal spot with an 8-3 takedown of San Diego's Petronijevic/Raphaelson. And making it an all-Trojan semifinal was unseeded Trojan pair Crystal/Grant, who upset the No. 2 seeds from Pepperdine with an 8-6 win today.

    Doubles semifinal play is set to start up tomorrow morning in Malibu.

    Complete USC results are below.

    Follow along at the tournament web site

    ITA Southwest Regional Championships (Malibu, Calif.)

    SINGLES
    Round of 128 - Oct. 18
    [1] #8 Raymond Sarmiento (USC) - bye
    [2] #18 Yannick Hanfmann (USC) - bye
    [4] #25 Roberto Quiroz (USC) - bye
    [8] #80 Michael Grant (USC) - bye
    [7] #63 Jonny Wang (USC) - bye
    [9] #58 Eric Johnson (USC) - bye
    Robbie Bellamy (USC) def. David Doehring (LMU) - 6-2, 6-3
    Nick Crystal (USC) def. Luke Steeb (UCSB) - 6-0, 6-1
    Max de Vroome (USC) - bye

    Round of 64 - Oct. 18
    [1] #8 Raymond Sarmiento (USC) def, Freddy Gelbrich (SDSU) - 6-3, 6-2
    [2] #18 Yannick Hanfmann (USC) def. #18 Jacob Spizman (Grand Canyon) - 6-0, 6-0
    [4] #25 Roberto Quiroz (USC) def. Ciaran Fitzgerald (USD) - 6-1, 6-3
    [8] #80 Michael Grant (USC) def. Sumeet Shinde (ARIZ) - 6-0, 6-2
    [7] #63 Jonny Wang (USC) def. Fredrik Ask (ARIZ) - 7-6, 6-3
    [9] #58 Eric Johnson (USC) def. Carter Lam (UH) - 6-4, 6-2
    Mackenzie McDonald (UCLA) def. Robbie Bellamy (USC) - 6-3, 6-4
    Nick Crystal (USC) def. Jonathan Poon (UCI) - 6-4, 6-0
    Max de Vroome (USC) def. Pavel Liska (UH) - 6-2, 6-1

    Round of 32 - Oct. 19
    Tyler Pham (UCI) def. [1] #8 Raymond Sarmiento (USC) - w/o (inj)
    [2] #18 Yannick Hanfmann (USC) def. Jacob Spizman (GC) - 6-0, 6-2
    [4] #25 Roberto Quiroz (USC) def. Ben Donovan (CP) - 6-4, 6-3
    [8] #80 Michael Grant (USC) def. Michael Guzman (UCLA) - 6-4, 6-2
    David Sofaer (PEP) def. [7] #63 Jonny Wang (USC) - 6-7 (3), 7-5, 6-4
    [9] #58 Eric Johnson (USC) def. Andrew Raphaelson (USD) - 6-4, 6-1
    #23 Alex Sarkissian (PEP) def. Nick Crystal (USC) - 6-3, 6-4
    Uros Petronijevic (USD) def. Max de Vroome (USC) - 4-6, 6-4, 7-5

    Round of 16 - Oct. 19
    [2] #18 Yannick Hanfmann (USC) def. Joseph Di Giulio (UCLA) - 7-5, 6-4
    #104 Karue Sell (UCLA) def. [4] #25 Roberto Quiroz (USC) - 6-1, 4-6, 6-3
    #114 Thorsten Bertsch (SDSU) def. [8] #80 Michael Grant (USC) - 6-2, 6-0
    [9] #58 Eric Johnson (USC) def. Marco Comuzzo (CP) - 6-4, 6-3

    Quarterfinals - Oct. 20
    [2] #18 Yannick Hanfmann (USC) def. [6] Dennis Mkrtchian (UCLA) - 6-4, 6-3
    Mackenzie McDonald (UCLA) def. [9] #58 Eric Johnson (USC) - 7-6 (6), 6-4

    Semifinals - Oct. 21
    [2] #18 Yannick Hanfmann (USC) vs. Tobias Galskov (UCSB) - 11 a.m.

    DOUBLES
    Round of 64 - Oct 19
    [1] #40 Quiroz/Sarmiento (USC) - bye
    [5] de Vroome/Johnson (USC) - bye
    Bellamy/Wang (USC) - bye
    Crystal/Grant (USC) def. Pham/Poon (UCI) - 8-2

    Round of 32 - Oct 19
    [1] #40 Quiroz/Sarmiento (USC) def. Shinde/Takeda (ARIZ) - 8-2
    [5] de Vroome/Johnson (USC) def. Rivera/Simko (LMU) - 8-2
    Bellamy/Wang (USC) def. Chazeau/Moulin (GC) - 8-3
    Crystal/Grant (USC) def. Di Giulio/Sell (UCLA) - 8-3

    Round of 16 - Oct. 20
    [1] #40 Quiroz/Sarmiento (USC) def. Galskov/Sultan (UCSB) - 8-4
    [5] de Vroome/Johnson (USC) def. Gryaznov/Steeb (UCSB) -8-4
    Bellamy/Wang (USC) def. [4] Bertsch/Nicholas (SDSU) - 8-3
    Crystal/Grant (USC) def. Hamilton/Johnsson (UCSB) - 8-1

    Quarterfinals - Oct. 20
    [1] #40 Quiroz/Sarmiento (USC) def. Menichella/Sofaer (PEP) - 8-6
    [5] de Vroome/Johnson (USC) def. Petronijevic/Raphaelson (USD) - 8-3
    [5] Mkrtchian/Thompson (UCLA) def. Bellamy/Wang (USC) - 8-6
    Crystal/Grant (USC) def. [2] Alcantara/Sarkissian (PEP) - 8-6

    Semifinals - Oct. 21
    [1] #40 Quiroz/Sarmiento (USC) vs. [5] Mkrtchian/Thompson (UCLA) - 9 a.m.
    [5] de Vroome/Johnson (USC) vs. Crystal/Grant (USC) - 9 a.m.