Men's Tennis
    All-Trojan Doubles Final Set; Hanfmann In Singles Final
    Yannick Hanfmann is playing for the singles title tomorrow in Malibu.
    Yannick Hanfmann is playing for the singles title tomorrow in Malibu.

    Oct. 21, 2013

    MALIBU, CALIF. -- It was another winning day in Malibu for many members of the USC men's tennis team, as junior Yannick Hanfmann dominated his semifinal match and two Trojan doubles pairs pushed through to the title match with semi victories today at the ITA Southwest Regional Championships. Hanfmann's singles final will be played at 1 p.m. tomorrow (Oct. 22) in Malibu, while the all-Trojan doubles final will be played at USC's Marks Stadium tomorrow at 3 p.m.

    No. 5 seeded Max de Vroome and Eric Johnson had to contend with a pair of teammates for the right to take a spot in the title match. de Vroome/Johnson were up against the freshman-senior pairing of Trojans Nick Crystal and Michael Grant in today's semifinal, which de Vroome and Johnson controlled to the tune of an 8-1 victory. In the other semifinal bout, USC's top-seeded Roberto Quiroz and Ray Sarmiento tangled with UCLA's No. 5 seeded Mkrtchian/Thompson. The veteran Trojan pair took care of business and topped the Bruins 8-5 in order to earn that return trip to Troy for the all-USC doubles championship, also assuring that USC will claim a second straight ITA Southwest Regional doubles crown. Last season, Eric Johnson teamed up with Yannick Hanfmann to win it all in another all-Trojan title match -- that one between Johnson/Hanfmann and de Vroome/Quiroz.

     

     

    Hanfmann, then, will be looking to add a singles title to his stash tomorrow. He took down UC Santa Barbara's Tobias Galskov with relative ease in today's semifinal, posting a 6-3, 6-3 win over the Gaucho to lock in with his place in the championship match. Ranked #18 in the nation, Hanfmann will square off against Pepperdine's #23 Alex Sarkissian in tomorrow's title match at 1 p.m. in Malibu.

    Hanfmann has hopes of equalling teammate Ray Sarmiento, who was the last Trojan to win the ITA Regional singles title back in 2011.

    Complete USC results are below.

    Follow along at the tournament web site: http://tennislink.usta.com/tournaments/TournamentHome/Tournament.aspx?T=148143

    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) def. Tobias Galskov (UCSB) - 6-3, 6-3

    Championship - Oct. 22
    [2] #18 Yannick Hanfmann (USC) vs. #23 Alex Sarkissian (PEP) - 1 p.m. in Malibu

    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) def. [5] Mkrtchian/Thompson (UCLA) - 8-5
    [5] de Vroome/Johnson (USC) def. Crystal/Grant (USC) - 8-1

    Championship - Oct. 22
    [1] #40 Quiroz/Sarmiento (USC) vs. [5] de Vroome/Johnson (USC) - 3 p.m. at Marks Stadium