Ray Sarmiento Named Pac-12 Player of the Week|
April 16, 2013
Junior Ray Sarmiento was on point in both doubles and singles last weekend as he helped anchor the Trojans to a Pac-12 sweep of Oregon and Washington. For his winning effort, Sarmiento has been honored as the Pac-12 Player of the Week for the first time this season and fifth time of his Trojan career.
Sarmiento tallied the clinching doubles and singles wins for USC in a shutout of the Ducks, then grabbed the first doubles win of the day before recording another dominant singles win that was just a moment away from going down as the clincher against Washington. Teamed up with Yannick Hanfmann, Sarmiento registered an 8-3 win over Oregon's #56 Cambier/Mullen on court one to secure the doubles point there, then scored the clincher in singles with a 6-2 6-3 win on court two.
Against Washington, he and Hanfmann posted an 8-2 win in doubles. In singles, Sarmiento topped Marton Bots 6-1, 6-2 to get the Trojans ahead of the Huskies 5-0. Sarmiento's winning weekend saw the junior roll along with an 11-match singles win streak, now 26-5 overall and 15-3 in dual-match play. The Trojans improved to 22-2 overall and took a 5-0 mark in Pac-12 play with the wins over Oregon and Washington.
The Trojans now wrap up the regular season with a Friday (April 19) visit to take on No. 3 UCLA at 3 p.m. in Westwood.