No. 18 USC Gets Edged Out By No. 12 Stanford 4-3

Feb. 3, 2006

STANFORD, CALIF. -- The No. 18-ranked USC men's tennis team had a four-match winning streak snapped with a tough road loss to No. 12 Stanford on Friday. The Trojans got a leg up in the dual match with two doubles wins to claim the doubles point in the match, but the Cardinal were strong at the top of the singles ladder to post a 4-3 win over USC. The Trojans are now 4-2 in dual matches this season and next face California in Berkeley at 1 p.m. on Saturday.

Stanford held a 3-2 lead in the match with two three-set battles still underway at No. 4 and No. 6 singles. At the No. 4 position, Stanford's Blake Muller pulled out a 6-0, 6-7, 6-4 win over Garrett Snyder to clinch the win for the Cardinal, although Whit Livingston was able to snag one last victory for the Trojans at No. 6 with a 5-7, 7-2, 7-6 win over Jon Wong.

USC's only other singles victory came from freshman Chong Wang at the No. 5 position. Wang downed his Stanford opponent, Phil Kao, 6-3, 6-4.

No. 12 Stanford 4, No. 18 USC 3
(1) Corkery/Pade (S) d. Al-Agba/Cvetkovic (USC) -- 8-4
(2) Loucks/Snyder (USC) d. Wong/Muller (S) -- 8-5
(3) Kazarian/Van't Hof (USC) d. Wan/Rasmussen (S) -- 8-4
USC wins doubles point

(1) KC Corkery (S) d. Dejan Cvetkovic (USC) -- 6-3, 6-4
(2) James Pade (S) d. Kaes Van't Hof (USC) -- 6-3, 6-4
(3) James Wan (S) Adam Loucks (USC) -- 7-5, 6-2
(4) Blake Muller (S) Garrett Snyder (USC) -- 6-0, 6-7, 6-4
(5) Chong Wang (USC) d. Phil Kao (S) -- 6-3, 6-4
(6) Whit Livingston (USC) d. Jon Wong (S) -- 5-7, 6-2, 7-6

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