Men's Tennis
    Yannick Hanfmann Named Pac-12 Player of the Week
    Yannick Hanfmann dominated in Virginia to help USC to a historic run at the ITA Indoors.
    Yannick Hanfmann dominated in Virginia to help USC to a historic run at the ITA Indoors.

    Feb. 21, 2012

    USC freshman Yannick Hanfmann helped supercharge the Trojans to their first ITA National Team Indoor Championship since 1988 with three dominating straight-set singles wins two doubles upset victories, and the clinching three-set singles comeback in the title match to beat Ohio State and win the crown. For his powerful work across the country at the tourney, Hanfmann was named the Pac-12 Player of the Week.

    Hanfmann teamed up with Steve Johnson at the No. 1 doubles position and followed up a suspended match in the Round of 16 clash with No. 20 Tennessee by taking down two higher ranked opponents to key doubles-point wins for USC against No. 10 Duke in the quarterfinals and No. 4 Georgia in the semis. #28-ranked Hanfmann/Johnson beat Duke's #13-ranked pair and Georgia's #7-ranked duo. In singles, Hanfmann plowed through his opponents with a trio of straight-set wins, losing only nine total games in those three victories. Against No. 4 Ohio State in the championship, Hanfmann and Johnson lost in doubles, and Hanfman was down a set in singles before pummeling Devin McCarthy in the next two sets to win his match 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 and lift USC to a 4-3 win over the Buckeyes. That locked in USC's 30th straight win and third ITA indoor championship in history.

    Hanfmann now holds a 22-5 overall singles record and 9-1 dual-match mark. He and Johnson are 9-2 overall in doubles and 6-1 in dual-match play. He is the second Trojan to be named Pac-12 Player of the Week this year, joining a pick by sophomore Ray Sarmiento.