Men's Tennis
    Brandon Holt Claims SoCal Intercollegiate Singles Crown

    Oct. 31, 2016

    LOS ANGELES, CALIF. -- USC was guaranteed to wind up with a trophy today. The only question was, which Trojan would be holding it up? In an all-Trojan singles final, freshman Brandon Holt was able to top senior Nick Crystal to claim the Southern California Intercollegiate singles championship today at Marks Stadium.

    Holt was carrying a five-match win streak on his way into this event, and he remained on a tear in the singles draw this week. The Trojan freshman would not surrender a single set as he racked up five straight-set wins. The last three matches all were against his own teammates, although Holt showed little mercy as he continued to dish out straight-set wins. In the title match, Holt's 6-4, 6-3 win came at the expense of his senior teammate Crystal. The #27 Crystal's tightest match had been a three-setter in the quarterfinals, which he followed with a decisive straight-set win over Bruin Max Cressy to take his place in today's final. 

    Holt and fellow freshman Riley Smith -- another singles victim of Holt's -- were close to tacking up another title this week as the duo worked into the doubles title match. That was rained out yesterday, however. Their opponents from Texas Tech were unable to stay in town through to Monday, leaving the final unplayed.

    Full USC results from the event are below. For complete results from Marks Stadium, visit the Tournament Central page.

    60th SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA INTERCOLLEGIATE CHAMPIONSHIPS (Marks Stadium | Los Angeles, Calif.)


    MAIN DRAW SINGLES
    Round of 32 - Oct. 28
    [1] #48 Logan Smith (USC) def. Axel Damiens (CP) - 6-0, 6-3
    Aidan Carrazedo (BYU) def. [5] #63 Jake DeVine (USC) - 6-4, 6-2
    [7] Rob Bellamy (USC) def. Felix Albert (UH) - 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (2)
    Henry Ji (USC) def. Ruben Blattner (UH) - 6-4, 6-3
    Riley Smith (USC) def. Ryan Brown (LMU) - 6-0, 6-2
    [2] Brandon Holt (USC) def. Eric Tseng (UCSD) - 6-3, 6-1
    [4] #85 Thibault Forget (USC) def. Antoine Noel (CP) - 7-5, 6-2
    [3] #27 Nick Crystal (USC) def. Justin Zhang (UCSD) - 6-2, 7-5

    Round of 16 - Oct. 28
    Max Cressy (UCLA) def. [1] #48 Logan Smith (USC) - 6-4, 6-4
    Chase Masciorini (UCSB) def. [7] Rob Bellamy (USC) - 6-1, 6-4
    Henry Ji (USC) def. [8] #83 Alexander Sendegeya (TT) - 7-5; 5-7; 7-6(3)
    Riley Smith (USC) def. [6] Austin Rapp (UCLA) - 6-4, 1-6, 7-5
    [2] Brandon Holt (USC) def. Connor Curry (TT) - 7-5, 6-2
    [4] #85 Thibault Forget (USC) def. Sam Tullis (BYU) - 6-4; 6-7(4); 6-2
    [3] #27 Nick Crystal (USC) def. Bjorn Thomson (TT) - 6-4, 7-6 (8)

    Quarterfinals - Oct. 29
    [2] Brandon Holt (USC) def. Riley Smith (USC) - 6-3, 6-0
    [4] #85 Thibault Forget (USC) def. Henry Ji (USC) - 6-3, 6-2
    [3] #27 Nick Crystal (USC) def. Chase Masciorini (UCSB) - 7-5, 1-6, 6-2

    Semifinals - Oct. 30
    [2] Brandon Holt (USC) def. [4] #85 Thibault Forget (USC) - 6-3, 7-5
    [3] #27 Nick Crystal (USC) def. Max Cressy (UCLA) - 6-3, 6-4

    Championship - Oct. 31
    [2] Brandon Holt (USC) def. [3] #27 Nick Crystal (USC) - 6-4, 6-3

    CONSOLATION SINGLES
    Round of 16 - Oct. 28
    Jake DeVine (USC) def. Luke Bohuslav (LMU) - 6-2, 6-0

    Quarterfinals - Oct. 29
    Jake DeVine (USC) def. Axel Damiens (CP) - 6-4, 6-4

    Semifinals - Oct. 30
    Ben Goldberg (UCLA) def. Jake DeVine (USC) - 7-5, 4-6, 1-0 (10-5)

    QUALIFYING SINGLES
    First Round - Oct. 27
    Jackson Cobb (TT) def. David Laser (USC) - 2-6, 6-2, 1-0 (10-7)
    Eric Tseng (UCSD) def. Jens Sweaney (USC) - 6-4, 6-1

    MAIN DRAW DOUBLES
    Round of 16 - Oct. 29
    [3] Bellamy/Forget (USC) def. Travallino/Woehrl (UH) - 8-4
    [1] Sendegeya/Thomason (TT) def. Laser/L. Smith (USC) - 8-6
    [2] Holt/R. Smith (USC) - bye

    Quarterfinals - Oct. 29
    [3] Bellamy/Forget (USC) def. Auproux/Tan (CP) - 8-2
    [2] Holt/R. Smith (USC) def. Alboran/Rotheram (UCSB) - 8-5

    Semifinals - Oct. 30
    [1] Sendegeya/Thomason (TT) def. [3] Bellamy/Forget (USC) - 8-3
    [2] Holt/R. Smith (USC) def. Bohuslav/Brown (LMU) - 8-5

    Championship - Oct. 31
    [2] Holt/R. Smith (USC) vs. [1] Sendegeya/Thomason (TT) - not played

    QUALIFYING DOUBLES
    First Round - Oct. 28
    Curry/DiLaura (TT) def. Ji/Sweaney (USC) - 8-2
    Laser/L. Smith (USC) def. Cajigan/Kenneth (UH) - 8-2