Men's Tennis
    Hanfmann & Johnson Win ITA Regional Doubles Title
    Eric Johnson and Yannick Hanfmann are 9-0 together so far this season in doubles.
    Eric Johnson and Yannick Hanfmann are 9-0 together so far this season in doubles.

    Oct. 23, 2012

    LOS ANGELES, CALIF. -- In an all-Trojan tangle for the ITA Southwest Regional Doubles Championship today, the sophomore combo pack of Yannick Hanfmann and Eric Johnson took the title from top-seeded teammates Max de Vroome and Roberto Quiroz. The two sets of Trojan finalists played the doubles final here at USC after their winning runs through the rest of the action in Irvine the past few days. On their home courts at Marks Stadium, it was Hanfmann and Johnson who settled in first to make the push for an 8-6 win and the title.

    Sophomores Hanfmann and Johnson kept their 2012 record together perfect as the Battle of the Bay doubles champions added another five wins to their slate with this victorious run through the 2012 ITA Southwest Championships. The No. 5 seeds in the doubles draw put themselves on a path toward the final with an impressive 8-4 win over the No. 2 seeds from UCLA in the quarterfinals. One more win, and the two Trojans had earned their spot up against top-seeded teammates de Vroome and Quiroz -- a freshman-sophomore combination playing together for the first time this season. That pair had pinned up three wins to take a post in the final, but when the action moved up to Marks Stadium, it was Hanfmann and Johnson who were prepped to play.

    In today's championship bout, Hanfmann/Johnson built up a 7-4 lead on de Vroome/Quiroz, but the score soon tightened up as de Vroome/Quiroz broke their teammates and then held to pull closer, within 7-6. Johnson took to the service line next, and he and Hanfmann made the winning push to take the match 8-6 and lock in on their second tournament title together this season.

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

    ITA SOUTHWEST REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

     

     

    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
    [5] Hanfmann/Johnson (USC) def. [1] de Vroome/Quiroz (USC) - 8-6

    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