Yannick Hanfmann Named Pac-12 Player of the Week
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.