Men's Tennis
    Hanfmann, Sarmiento Through To ITA Singles Semis
    Ray Sarmiento wins again in singles action in Malibu.
    Ray Sarmiento wins again in singles action in Malibu.

    Oct. 22, 2011

    MALIBU, CALIF. -- USC freshman Yannick Hanfmann and sophomore Ray Sarmiento are lined up for semifinal spots at the ITA Men's Southwest Regional Championships in Malibu this weekend after straight-set wins in the quarterfinals today. Both young Trojans can make it an all-USC title match if they each grab wins in tomorrow's semis.

    No. 12 seeded Yannick Hanfmann goes up against Fresno State's No. 15 seed Francis Alcantara tomorrow after Hanfmann smoothly dispatched No. 6 seed Nikola Bubnic of San Diego in today's quarters. Sophomore Ray Sarmiento entered the action as the No. 2 seed, and will square off with No. 3 seed Finn Tearney of host Pepperdine in tomorrow's semifinal bout. Sarmiento breezed by San Diego's Clarke Spinosa today.

    On the doubles side, USC had two teams bounced out of the draw in today's quarterfinals, with Hanfmann and Daniel Nguyen topped 8-3 by a Fresno State pair, while Sarmiento and Emilio Gomez fell by the same score to a San Diego tandem to close down USC's doubles competition in Malibu.

    Complete USC results in Malibu are below:

    ITA MEN'S SOUTHWEST REGIONALS (Malibu, Calif.)

    SINGLES
    First Round -- Oct. 20
    [12] Yannick Hanfmann (USC) -- bye
    Corey Smith (USC) def. Jeremy Quirox (FrSt) -- 6-4, 6-2
    Jonny Wang (USC) def. Thorsen Bertsch (SDSU) -- 6-4, 6-4
    [8] Emilio Gomez (USC) -- bye
    Eric Johnson (USC) -- bye
    [2] Ray Sarmiento (USC) -- bye

     

     

    Round of 64 -- Oct. 20
    [12] Yannick Hanfmann (USC) def. Mons Knudtzon (UCSB) -- 6-0, 6-3
    [7] Nikola Bubnic (USD) Corey Smith (USC) -- 5-7, 6-1, 6-1
    [15] Francis Alcantara (FrSt) def. Jonny Wang (USC) -- 6-0, 6-3
    [8] Emilio Gomez (USC) def. Marco Comuzzo (CP) -- 6-3, 6-3
    Eric Johnson (USC) def. vs. Shuhei Shibahara (UCI) -- 6-3, 6-0
    [2] Ray Sarmiento (USC) def. Jordan Bridge (CP) -- 6-0, 6-3

    Round of 32 -- Oct. 21
    [12] Yannick Hanfmann (USC) def. [17] Fabian Matthews (UCI) -- 4-6, 7-5, 6-4
    [8] Emilio Gomez (USC) def. Warren Hardie (UCLA) -- 7-6, 6-1
    Eric Johnson (USC) def. [17] Mathieu Forget (UCSB) -- 6-4, 6-4
    [2] Ray Sarmiento (USC) def. Jacob Jung (UCI) -- 6-1, 6-2

    Round of 16 -- Oct. 21
    [12] Yannick Hanfmann (USC) def. [1] Sebastian Fanselow (PEP) -- 6-4, 6-4
    [10] Mousheg Hovhannisyan (PEP) def. [8] Emilio Gomez (USC) -- 6-3, 6-2
    [9] Clarke Spinosa (USD) def. Eric Johnson (USC) -- 6-1, 5-7, 6-3
    [2] Ray Sarmiento (USC) def. [17] Hugh Clarke (PEP) -- 6-4, 6-4

    Quarterfinals -- Oct. 22
    [12] Yannick Hanfmann (USC) def. [6] Nikola Bubnic (USD) -- 6-4, 6-4
    [2] Ray Sarmiento (USC) def. [9] Clarke Spinosa (USD) -- 6-2, 6-3

    Semifinals -- Oct. 23
    [12] Yannick Hanfmann (USC) vs. [15] Francis Alcantara (FrSt)
    [2] Ray Sarmiento (USC) vs. [3] Finn Tearney (PEP)

    DOUBLES
    Round of 64 -- Oct. 20
    [3] Hanfmann/Nguyen (USC) -- bye
    [5] Gomez/Sarmiento (USC) -- bye
    E. Johnson/Wang (USC) def. Goncalves/Mirkin (PAC) -- 8-2

    Round of 32 -- Oct. 21
    [3] Hanfmann/Nguyen (USC) def. Gelbrich/Nicholas (SDSU) -- 8-4
    [5] Gomez/Sarmiento (USC) def. Leslie/Papac (FrSt) -- 8-4
    [9] Cheung/Matthews (UCI) def. E. Johnson/Wang (USC) -- 8-4

    Round of 16 -- Oct. 22
    [3] Hanfmann/Nguyen (USC) def. [9] Hardie/Thompson (UCLA) -- 8-2
    [5] Gomez/Sarmiento (USC) def. Moss/Sofaer (PEP) -- 8-2

    Quarterfinals -- Oct. 22
    [6] Alcantara/Boutillier (FrSt) def. [3] Hanfmann/Nguyen -- 8-3
    [9] Bubnic/Visy (USD) def. [5] Gomez/Sarmiento (USC) -- 8-3