Trojans Continue Fall Action
Sept. 29, 2011
The USC men's tennis team digs further into fall competition with a stretch of individual action in Fresno as well as a trip to Tulsa on tap for the Trojans' first ITA event of the season. Two Trojan newcomers are on the way to the Fresno State Bulldog Classic this weekend, while three more Trojans get set for action at the ITA All-American Championships in Tulsa, Okla.
USC freshmen Eric Johnson and Jonny Wang both picked up their first wins as Trojans last weekend at the Harvard Fall Chowder Fest, but this weekend's Fresno State Bulldog Classic offers up some stateside competition for the two new Trojans. Competition starts Friday (Sept. 30) and runs through Sunday (Oct. 2). The pair will also likely join forces in the doubles draw as well. Visit the Fresno State tennis site for more information.
This year's ITA Men's All-American Championships takes the Trojans to Tulsa, Okla. Qualifying rounds start up on Monday (Oct. 3), with freshman Yannick Hanfmann following up last weekend's 3-0 start to his USC singles career with a venture into ITA qualifying on the singles side. Should he grab wins in the action running Oct. 3-5, he'll move into the Main Draw and join two Trojan veterans. USC senior Daniel Nguyen and sophomore Ray Sarmiento are lined up for main draw singles out in Tulsa as they look to make deep runs on the singles scene, which runs Oct. 6-9.
Meanwhile, USC senior Steve Johnson continues his run on the pro circuit as he looks to add another title to his list. The Trojan won back-to-back USTA Pro Circuit championships to hold a 10-match win streak as he now turns to play in a Challenger event in Sacramento this weekend, beginning qualification play on Saturday (Oct. 1).