Men's Tennis
    All-Trojan Doubles Final Set For ITA Regionals
    Eric Johnson and fellow sophomore Yannick Hanfmann take on two teammates tomorrow in the doubles final.

    Eric Johnson and fellow sophomore Yannick Hanfmann take on two teammates tomorrow in the doubles final.

    Oct. 22, 2012

    IRVINE, CALIF. -- Another Trojan title is assured, but the particular pair holding the ITA Southwest Regional Championship trophy is still up in the air. Two USC doubles teams grabbed semifinal wins today in Irvine, Calif., to punch tickets to an all-Trojan championship match tomorrow (Oct. 23). Squaring off for both bragging rights and top honors will be the top-seeded USC team of Max de Vroome and Roberto Quiroz against No. 5 seeded Trojan pair Yannick Hanfmann and Eric Johnson, at 10 a.m.

    The freshman-sophomore combo of de Vroome and Quiroz took down an eighth-seeded Pepperdine pair today in the doubles semifinals. At the other end of the bracket, an all-sophomore tandem of Hanfmann and Johnson counter-punched with an 8-5 win over a No. 7 seeded LMU team. For their efforts, the two Trojan teams will face off in the championship match.

    The day was also full for two Trojans also still competing on the singles side of the game. In the semifinals today, Quiroz was upended in three sets, while Johnson also slipped up in his semi to bow out of the singles draw. That puts full focus on tomorrow's doubles title match for the two Trojan sophomores, who will become opponents in the final.

    Complete USC results from the 2012 ITA Southwest Regional Championships are below.

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    ITA SOUTHWEST REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS (Irvine, Calif)

    SINGLES
    First Round - Oct. 19
    [10] Eric Johnson (USC) -- bye
    Michael Grant (USC) -- bye
    Max de Vroome (USC) -- bye
    [4] #25 Yannick Hanfmann (USC) -- bye
    [3] #85 Roberto Quiroz (USC) -- bye
    Corey Smith (USC) def. Shiva Sangman (SDSU) -- 6-3, 2-6, 6-1
    Jonny Wang (USC) def. Ryan Cheung (UCI) -- 6-0, 6-3

     

     

    Second Round - Oct. 19
    [10] Eric Johnson (USC) def. Kieren Thompson (ARIZ) -- 6-0, 6-1
    Michael Grant (USC) def. Shuhei Shibahara (UCI) -- 6-2, 6-3
    Jacob Jung (UCI) def. Max de Vroome (USC) -- 6-3, 4-6, 6-3
    [4] #25 Yannick Hanfmann (USC) def. Luis Gastao (UCR) -- 6-0, 6-1
    [3] #85 Roberto Quiroz (USC) def. Zlad Sultan (UCSB) -- 3-6, 6-3, 6-3
    [11] Dennis Mkrtchian (UCLA) def. Corey Smith (USC) -- 7-5, 6-1
    Jonny Wang (USC) def. [2] Dennis Novikov (UCLA) -- 6-4, 6-4

    Round of 32 - Oct. 20
    [10] Eric Johnson (USC) def. Derek Klein (CP) - 6-1, 6-2
    [1[ Finn Tearney (PEP) def. Michael Grant (USC) - 6-1, 6-1
    [4] #25 Yannick Hanfmann (USC) def. David Schuster (UH) - 6-1, 6-4
    [3] #85 Roberto Quiroz (USC) def. Warren Hardie (UCLA) - 6-1, 6-4
    Jonny Wang (USC) def. Hunter Nicholas (SDSU) - 6-2, 6-7, 6-1

    Round of 16 - Oct. 21
    [10] Eric Johnson (USC) def. [1] Finn Tearney (PEP) - 6-4, 6-4
    [14] Romain Kalaydijian (USD) def. [4] #25 Yannick Hanfmann (USC) -- 4-6, 6-2, 6-4
    [3] #85 Roberto Quiroz (USC) def. Sumeet Shinde (ARIZ) - 6-1, 6-1
    Jonny Wang (USC) def. [9] Clarke Spinosa (USD) - 6-1, 7-6

    Quarterfinals - Oct. 21
    [10] Eric Johnson (USC) def. [13] Thorsten Bertsch (SDSU) -- 6-4, 6-4
    [3] #85 Roberto Quiroz (USC) def. [12] Mbonisi Ndimande (UCSB) -- 6-4, 6-0
    [11] Dennis Mkrtchian (UCLA) def. Jonny Wang (USC) -- 6-3, 6-2

    Semifinals - Oct. 22
    [5] Marcus Giron (UCLA) def. [10] Eric Johnson (USC) -- 6-4, 6-4
    [11] Dennis Mkrtchian (UCLA) def. [3] #85 Roberto Quiroz (USC) -- 5-7, 6-3, 6-1

    DOUBLES
    First Round - Oct. 19
    [1] de Vroome/Quiroz (USC) -- bye
    Grant/Wang (USC) -- bye
    [5] Hanfmann/Johnson (USC) -- bye

    Round of 32 - Oct. 20
    [1] de Vroome/Quiroz (USC) def. Carlisle/Pugliese (USD) - w/o (inj)
    [8] Hovhannisyan/Tearney (PEP) def. Grant/Wang (USC) - 8-2
    [5] Hanfmann/Johnson (USC) def. Gelbrich/Khachatryan (SDSU) - 8-0

    Round of 16 - Oct. 20
    [1] de Vroome/Quiroz (USC) def. Miccini/Vidaller (ARIZ) - 8-2
    [5] Hanfmann/Johnson (USC) def. Seeman/Rechnagel (UCSB) - 8-2

    Quarterfinals - Oct. 21
    [1] de Vroome/Quiroz (USC) def. Hardie/Mkrtchian (UCLA) - 8-6
    [5] Hanfmann/Johnson (USC) def. [2] Giron/Novikov (UCLA) - 8-4

    Semifinals -- Oct. 22
    [1] de Vroome/Quiroz (USC) def. [8] Hovhannisyan/Tearney (PEP) -- 8-6
    [5] Hanfmann/Johnson (USC) def. [7] Bjerke/BUstamante (LMU) -- 8-5

    Championship - Oct. 23
    [1] de Vroome/Quiroz (USC) vs. [5] Hanfmann/Johnson (USC) - 10 a.m.