Doubles Duo Hoskins And Loucks Move Into Semis

Oct. 23, 2004

MALIBU, Calif. - The USC men's tennis team remains in the hunt for a doubles title following the third day of competition at the Wilson/ITA West Regional Championships in Malibu. Trojan senior Drew Hoskins and redshirt freshman Adam Loucks won their quarterfinal match-up on Saturday to move into the tournament semifinals.

Fourth-seeded but unranked Hoskins and Loucks defeated 47th-ranked and fifth-seeded Nic Beuque and Pierrick Ysern of San Diego, 9-7, on Saturday afternoon. The pair will face top-seeded and third-ranked Alberto Francis and Kris Kwinta of UCLA on Sunday at 1 p.m.

Hoskins and Francis also met this afternoon in singles. The UCLA senior defeated Hoskins 4-6, 6-3, 6-1 in the quarterfinal round. Johan Berg was also eliminated in the quarterfinals, falling 4-6, 6-4, 6-0 to ninth-seeded Scott Doerner of Pepperdine.

The singles and doubles regional champions will advance to the Wilson/ITA National Indoor Championships held Nov. 4-7 in Chatanooga, Tenn.

Following are complete tournament results:

Wilson/ITA West Regional Championships
Malibu, Calif. - Oct. 21-24

MAIN DRAW SINGLES

First Round (Oct. 21)
Mathieu Dehaine (UCLA) def. Bruce Aiken (USC) - 6-2, 6-1
Kaes Van't Hof (USC) def. Elad Stern (UCSB) - 4-6, 6-3, 7-6
(8) #83 Drew Hoskins (USC) def. Linas Cicenas (LMU) - 6-0, 6-3
Brian Morton (UCI) def. Adam Loucks (USC) - 6-4, 3-6, 6-2
Nic Beuque (USD) def. Aaron Badart (USC) - 6-2, 6-0
(5) #39 Johan Berg (USC) def. Mike Chan (LMU) - 6-3, 6-3
Anners Dalsakov (UCSB) def. Brian Wright (USC) - 6-4, 1-6, 6-3

Second Round (Oct. 22)
(9) Ben Kohloeffel (UCLA) def. Kaes Van't Hof (USC) - 7-6, 6-1
(8) #83 Drew Hoskins (USC) def. Rob Blair (USD) - 3-6, 7-6, 6-3
(5) #39 Johan Berg (USC) def. Christian Groh (SDSU) - 6-1, 7-5

Round of 16 (Oct. 22)
(8) #83 Drew Hoskins (USC) def. Olof Sjolund (UCI) - 6-2, 6-2
(5) #39 Johan Berg (USC) def. Jeremy Drean (UCLA) - 7-6, 6-1

Quarterfinal (Oct. 23)
(4) #37 Alberto Francis (UCLA) def. (8) #83 Drew Hoskins (USC) - 4-6, 6-3, 6-1
(9) #125 Scott Doerner (PEPP) def. (5) #39 Johan Berg (USC) - 4-6, 6-4, 6-0

MAIN DRAW DOUBLES

First Round (Oct. 21)
(4) Hoskins/Loucks (USC) - Bye
Van't Hof/Wright (USC) def. Carrasiosa/Jung (SDSU) - 9-7
Badart/Livingston (USC) - Bye
Berg/Kazarian (USC) def. Atri/Mescheoe (USD) - 8-5

Second Round (Oct. 21)
(4) Hoskins/Loucks (USC) def. Biro/Hegarty (ASU) - 8-3
Van't Hof/Wright (USC) def. Mulane/Warkentin (ARIZ) - 8-5
Surapol/Ulukan (UCI) def. Badart/Livingston (USC) - 9-8
Berg/Kazarian (USC) def. Chung/Nguyen (UCLA) - 8-3

Round of 16 (Oct. 22)
(4) Hoskins/Loucks (USC) def. Van't Hof/Wright (USC) - 9-8
(2) #5 Matalonga/O'Grady (ARIZ) def. Berg/Kazarian (USC) - 8-5

Quarterfinals (Oct. 23)
(4) Hoskins/Loucks (USC) def. (5) #47 Beuque/Ysern (USD) - 9-7

Semifinals (Oct. 24)
(4) Hoskins/Loucks (USC) vs. (1) #3 Francis/Kwinta (UCLA) - 1 p.m.

CONSOLATION SINGLES

First Round (Oct. 22)
Eugenio Romero (SDSU) def. Bruce Aiken (USC) - 7-5, 6-3
Ryusuke Kashiwabara (UCI) def. Adam Loucks (USC) - 7-6, 6-1
Nathan Cochrane (ARIZ) def. Aaron Badart (USC) - 6-4, 6-2
Beau Berglund (LMU) def. Whit Livingston (USC) - WO
Brian Wright (USC) def. Justin Montgomery (PEPP) - 6-2, 6-4

Second Round (Oct. 22)
Brian Wright (USC) - Bye

Round of 16 (Oct. 22)
Brian Wright (USC) def. Matt Phillips (LMU) - 7-6, 6-1

Quarterfinals (Oct. 23)
Francois Vandermere (ARIZ) def. Brian Wright (USC) - WO (injury)

QUALIFYING SINGLES

First Round (Oct. 20)
Aaron Badart (USC) - Bye
Whit Livingston (USC) - Bye
Bruce Aiken (USC) - Bye

Round of 16 (Oct. 20)
Aaron Badart (USC) def. Jaysen Chung (UCLA) - 8-6
Ashton Politanoff (LMU) def. Whit Livingston (USC) - 8-5
Bruce Aiken (USC) def. Jason Nguyen (UCLA) - 8-2

Quarterfinals Qualifier (Oct. 20)
Aaron Badart (USC) def. Mike Chan (LMU) - 8-2
Bruce Aiken (USC) def. Nathan Cochrane (ARIZ) -

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