Men's Tennis
    USC Sweeps ITA Southwest Regional Titles
    Yannick Hanfmann is your 2013 ITA Southwest Regional Singles Champion!
    Yannick Hanfmann is your 2013 ITA Southwest Regional Singles Champion!

    Oct. 22, 2013

    The USC men's tennis team made it a clean sweep of the ITA Southwest Regional Championships today. Junior Yannick Hanfmann brings home the singles crown after his 6-3, 4-6, 6-0 win over Alex Sarkissian in Malibu. Soon after he grabbed his big victory, four of his teammates set up for battle at Marks Stadium in an all-Trojan doubles title match. In the end, Max de Vroome and Eric Johnson reigned supreme with an 8-4 win over teammates Roberto Quiroz and Ray Sarmiento. That makes it back-to-back regional doubles titles for Johnson, who paired with Hanfmann last year in the doubles realm.

    This year, junior Johnson teamed up with sophomore de Vroome as the No. 5 seeded team in the 2013 doubles draw. That tandem packed some punch, winning four decisive matches -- including a semifinal win over teammates Nick Crystal and Michael Grant -- in the run to the championship bout. Meanwhile, top-seeded vets Quiroz and Sarmiento were also in strong winning form in their opening rounds as they, too, punched their ticket to the title match. It being an all-USC final, the match was moved from Malibu, where Pepperdine was hosting the tournament, to USC's home courts at Marks Stadium. The Trojan showdown -- the second straight all-USC doubles final in the ITA Southwest Regionals -- featured de Vroome/Johnson and Quiroz/Sarmiento staying on serve until a break interrupted things. de Vroome and Johnson took a 6-4 lead when Sarmiento was broken, and the momentum shifted into their favor. One last break sealed the deal, and de Vroome and Johnson had their 2013 championship trophy in the books.

     

     

    Yannick Hanfmann, meanwhile, remained embedded in Malibu for the final day of regional play, squaring off against Pepperdine's own #23 Alex Sarkissian in the title match. #18 Hanfmann got up a break in the first set and held on to take the early advantage, but Sarkissian answered back in taking the second and forcing a third. Hanfmann was ready to head back to L.A. by then, it seemed. The junior buckled in and took no prisoners in the final set, shutting out Sarkissian for a 6-3, 4-6, 6-0 victory that sealed the singles crown for the Trojan.

    USC's next fall action will take them to Orlando later this week for a trip to the Clay Court Invitational from Oct. 24-27.

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

    Full results 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. Juan Florez (SDSU) - 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) def. #23 Alex Sarkissian (PEP) - 6-3, 4-6, 6-0

    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
    [5] de Vroome/Johnson (USC) def. [1] #40 Quiroz/Sarmiento (USC) - 8-4