No. 21 USC Gets Two Wins In Saturday's Doubleheader

Jan. 21, 2006

LOS ANGELES, CALIF. -- The 21st-ranked USC men's tennis team notched its first two dual match wins of 2006 in a busy and successful Saturday at Marks Stadium. The Trojans opened the day with a 6-1 win over visiting Santa Clara, and then closed out the afternoon with a 5-2 victory over UC Irvine. USC is now 2-1 in nonconferece dual matches after opening the year with a loss to top-ranked Virginia earlier in the week.

The Trojans swept doubles play in both matches, and kept almost identical singles ladders against each opponent. Dejan Cvetkovic played at the No. 1 slot for USC and picked up a pair of victories to help the Trojans' cause. Kaes Van't Hof locked down the No. 2 singles position and cruised past his Santa Clara opponent, Kevin McQuaid, before battling through a tighter match with UC Irvine's Victor Lamm to win 6-4, 7-6 on a 7-5 second-set tiebreaker. Also winning a pair of singles matches on teh day for USC was Adam Loucks at the No. 3 position. Loucks had two decisive wins with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Santa Clara's Blane Shields in the morning, and a 6-2, 6-2 win over UC Irvine's Mustafa Ulukan in the afternoon. Rounding the Trojans' double winners was No. 5 singles player Chong Wang, who downed Santa Clara's Brian Brogan 6-3, 6-0, and then UC Irvine's Alex Sundling 6-1, 6-0.

Against Santa Clara, Garrett Snyder helped USC to victory with a 6-3, 7-5 win in the Trojans' 6-1 victory over the Broncos. Santa Clara's Tommy Hicks tallied the Broncos' lone win with a 6-2, 6-0 win over Aaron Badart. The Trojans closed out the day with a 5-2 defeat of UC Irvine on a sweep at doubles and four singles wins. UC Irvine pulled out singles wins at No. 4 with Aaron Ellis' 7-6, 6-4 win over Snyder and Trevor Dobson's 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-4) win over Nathan Stadler at the No. 6 position

USC returns to action next week against UC Santa Barbara. The match is set for 1:30 p.m. on Jan. 24 at Marks Stadium.

#21 USC 6, Santa Clara 1

DOUBLES
(1) Cvetkovic/Wang (USC) def. Macek/Rasmussen (SCU) -- 9-7
(2) Livingston/Van't Hof (USC) def. McQuaid/Shields (SCU) --8-4
(3) Loucks/Snyder (USC) def. Brogan/Kerin (SCU) -- 8-4
USC wins doubles point

SINGLES
(1) Dejan Cvetkovic (USC) def. Jan Macek (SCU) -- 6-3, 6-2
(2) Kaes Van't Hof (USC) def. Kevin McQuaid (SCU) -- 6-0, 6-0
(3) Adam Loucks (USC) def. Blane Shields (SCU) -- 6-2, 6-3
(4) Garrett Snyder (USC) def. Bobby Rasmussen (SCU) -- 6-3, 7-5
(5) Chong Wang (USC) def. Brian Brogan (SCU) -- 6-3, 6-0
(6) Tommy Hicks (SCU) def. Aaron Badart (USC) -- 6-2, 6-0

#21 USC 5, UC Irvine 2

DOUBLES
(1) Loucks/Snyder (USC) def. Radurescu/Ulukan (UCI) -- 9-7
(2) Cvetkovic/Livingstong (USC) def. Ellis/Sundling (UCI) -- 8-3
(3) Van't Hof/Wang (USC) def. Lamm/Dobson (UCI) -- 8-5
USC wins doubles point

SINGLES
(1) Dejan Cvetkovic (USC) def. Radurescu (UCI) -- 6-3, 6-2
(2) Kaes Van't Hof (USC) def. Victor Lamm (UCI) -- 6-4, 7-6 (5)
(3) Adam Loucks (USC) def. Mustafa Ulukan (UCI) -- 6-2, 6-2
(4) Aaron Ellis (UCI) def. Garrett Snyder (USC) -- 7-6, 6-4
(5) Chong Wang (USC) def. Alex Sundling (UCI) -- 6-1, 6-0
(6) Trevor Dobson (UCI) def. Nathan Stadler (USC) -- 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (4)

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