Men's Tennis
    Roberto Quiroz Successfully Defends Clay Court Crown
    Roberto Quiroz beat teammate Max de Vroome in the semis this morning.
    Roberto Quiroz beat teammate Max de Vroome in the semis this morning.

    Oct. 27, 2013

    ORLANDO, FLA. -- USC junior Roberto Quiroz made himself at home once again on the clay courts in Orlando, Fla., in sliding his way successfully to his second straight singles crown at the USTA Clay Court Invitational at Disney. Today's action saw Quiroz first go up against teammate Max de Vroome in the semifinals in order to earn the right to defend his title.

    In that semifinal, de Vroome certainly put up a fight against his elder Trojan teammate, as the sophomore forced a third set in the semi by stealing away the second set from Quiroz. The junior would settle in and snag the spot in the title match, however, beating out his sophomore teammate de Vroome with a 6-3, 2-6, 6-4 decision.

    In the championship, Quiroz was up against USTA up-and-comer Martin Redlicki. The first set was a battle, but Quiroz was up to the challenge and pulled out the 7-5 win in the first. In the second, Quiroz was in cruise control. The Ecuadorian Trojan silenced Redlicki down the stretch to lock in on a 7-5, 6-0 victory that hauled in Quiroz' second straight Clay Court Invitational title.

    Complete USC results at the USTA Clay Court Invitational at Disney are below.

    The next competition for de Vroome, Quiroz and the rest of the Trojans will come in a couple weeks in another cross-country adventure. USC will send several players out to the ITA National Indoor Championships in Flushing Meadows, N.Y. from Nov. 7-10.

    2013 USTA Clay Court Invitational At Disney

    Round of 64 - Oct. 24
    [9-16] Max de Vroome (USC) def. Gordon (Tulsa) 6-1, 6-2
    Robbie Bellamy (USC) def. Bazarnak (ILL) 6-3, 6-7 (8), 7-5
    Boyd (USA) def. Nick Crystal (USC) 7-5, 6-3
    Redlicki (UTSA) def. [6] Eric Johnson (USC) 7-5, 6-1
    [7] Michael Grant (USC) def. Bhat (UT) 6-0, 6-0
    [1] Roberto Quiroz (USC) - bye



    Round of 32 - Oct. 25
    [9-16] Max de Vroome (USC) def. Rinaldi (FSU) 6-4, 6-2
    [1] Roberto Quiroz (USC) def. Kumar (USTA) 6-2, 6-1
    Robbie Bellamy (USC) def. Norton (UT) 6-0, 6-4
    [7] Michael Grant (USC) def. Stewart (USTA) 2-6, 6-1, 6-2

    Round of 16 - Oct. 25
    [9-16] Max de Vroome (USC) def. Diep (UF) 6-3, 6-3
    Sofaer (PEP) def. Robbie Bellamy (USC) 7-6 (4), 6-1
    [1] Roberto Quiroz (USC) def. Nemscek (UNF) 6-2, 6-2
    Bautista (TULSA) def. [7] Michael Grant (USC) 6-4, 2-6, 6-1

    Quarterfinals - Oct. 26
    [1] Roberto Quiroz (USC) def. Quentin Monaghan (ND) 6-1, 6-2
    [9-16] Max de Vroome (USC) def. David Sofaer (PEP) 4-6, 6-3, 7-5

    Semifinals - Oct. 27
    [1] Roberto Quiroz (USC) def. [9-16] Max de Vroome (USC) - 6-3, 2-6, 6-4

    Championship - Oct. 27
    [1] Roberto Quiroz (USC) def. Martin Redlicki (USTA) - 7-5, 6-0

    First Round - Oct. 25
    Eric Johnson (USC) def. Findel-Hawkins (UNF) 4-6, 6-2, 10-3
    Aulina (UCF) def. Nick Crystal (USC) 3-6, 6-3, 10-5
    Eric Johnson (USC) def. Brian Page (ILL) 6-1, 6-0

    Round of 32 - Oct. 24
    [3-4] Johnson/De Vroome (USC) def. Mateas/Seeling (USTA) 8-0
    [5-8] Quiroz/Grant (USC) def. Tanaka-Tamaki/Solonin (PEP) 8-6
    Bellamy/Crystal (USC) def. Page/Bazarnak (ILL) 8-1

    Round of 16 - Oct. 25
    [5-8] Quiroz/Grant (USC) def. Stewart/Fawvett (USTA) w/o
    Redlicki/Baughman (USTA) def. Bellamy/Crystal (USC) 8-3
    [3-4] Johnson/DeVroome (USC) def. Bautista/Kirby (TULSA) 8-2

    Quarterfinals - Oct. 25
    Chaplin/Fickey (UT) def. [5-8] Quiroz/Grant (USC) - 8-6
    Alford/Piro (UF) def. [3-4] Johnson/DeVroome (USC) - 8-7 (3)