Men's Tennis
    Logan Smith & Thibault Forget Bound For ITA Southwest Regional Singles Semis

    Oct. 22, 2016

    MALIBU, CALIF. — USC’s Thibault Forget and Logan Smith have cruised on through to the semifinals of the ITA Southwest Regional Championships after notching two wins apiece today in Malibu. The two Trojans are aiming to continue USC’s run of representation in the regional singles title match. But first, each has their own all-important semifinal bout to get through tomorrow (Oct. 23).

    Logan Smith — a singles finalist at the event last year as a freshman — topped Trojan teammate Henry Ji in the Round of 16 today before posting a 7-6 (6), 6-4 win over host Pepperdine’s Guilherme Hadliche in the quarterfinals. That puts Smith in tomorrow’s semifinals against No. 2 seeded and #38-ranked Bruin Gage Brymer.

    On the other end of the singles draw, fellow Trojan Thibault Forget saw similar success in drumming up a smooth 6-4, 6-0 win over UCLA’s Austin Rapp in the Round of 16 and then taking down another Wave with his 6-3, 6-1 win over Pedro Iamachkine in the quarterfinals. Forget will now tangle with top-seeded and #11-ranked Bruin Martin Redlicki tomorrow in the semifinals. 

    USC has had at least one Trojan in the ITA Southwest Regional singles title match for the past three seasons. Yannick Hanfmann was the last Trojan to win the singles title with his run to victory in 2013. 

    Complete USC results in Malibu are below. Follow along at the Tournament Central page.

    2016 ITA SOUTHWEST REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

    SINGLES
    Round of 128 - Oct. 20
    Jens Sweaney (USC) def. Andrew Gong (UC Irvine) - 6-3, 6-4
    David Laser (USC) def. Vatsal Bajpai (UC Irvine) - 6-2, 6-0

    Round of 64 - Oct. 20
    Cody Rakela (UCSB) def. Jens Sweaney (USC) - 6-3, 7-5
    Rob Bellamy (USC) def. Timothy Tan (CPSLO) - 6-1, 6-2
    #85 Thibault Forget (USC) def. Kristian Prior (UCSB) - 6-0, 6-1
    Henry Ji (USC) def. Garrett Auproux (CPSLO) - 7-5, 1-6, 6-1
    #48 Logan Smith (USC) def. Fabian Woehrl (Hawaii) - 6-1, 6-0
    Alejandro Requant-Bicardi (Arizona) def. David Laser (USC) - 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-2

    Round of 32 - Oct. 21
    #85 Thibault Forget (USC) def. Marko Goles Babic (SDSU) - 6-1, 6-1
    Joel Gamerov (San Diego) def. Rob Bellamy (USC) - 6-2, 6-2
    Henry Ji (USC) def. Nicholas Borchenko (LMU) - 4-6, 6-4, 6-1
    #48 Logan Smith (USC) def. Ben Goldberg (UCLA) - 5-7, 6-3, 6-2

    Round of 16 - Oct. 22
    #48 Logan Smith (USC) def. Henry Ji (USC) - 5-7, 6-3, 6-3
    #85 Thibault Forget (USC) def. Austin Rapp (UCLA) - 6-4, 6-0

    Quarterfinals - Oct. 22
    #48 Logan Smith (USC) def. #117 Guilherme Hadliche (PEP) - 7-6 (6), 6-4
    #85 Thibault Forget (USC) def. Pedro Iamachkine (PEP) - 6-3, 6-1

    Semifinals - Oct. 23
    #48 Logan Smith (USC) vs. #38 Gage Brymer (UCLA) - 
    #85 Thibault Forget (USC) vs. #11 Martin Redlicki (UCLA) - 

    DOUBLES
    Round of 64 - Oct. 20
    Bellamy/Laser (USC) def. Brown/Kaiser (LMU) - 8-2

    Round of 32 - Oct. 21
    Page/Vittek (San Diego) def. Bellamy/Laser (USC) - 8-7 (5)
    Forget/L. Smith (USC) def. Cevallos/Gjoels-Andersen (SDSU) - 8-5

    Round of 16 - Oct. 21
    Forget/L. Smith (USC) def. Iamachkine/Menichella (PEP) 8-6

    Quarterfinals - Oct. 22
    [2] Donovan/Pang (CP) def. Forget/L. Smith (USC) - 8-4