Trojans Fall Short Of All-American Main Draw

Oct. 4, 2006

TULSA, OKLA. -- The USC men's tennis team had representation in both the singles and doubles action at the Polo Ralph Lauren All-American Tennis Championships, but third-round losses in the qualifying draw on Wednesday tripped up that season-opening run for the Trojans.

Freshman Jason McNaughton posted two wins to open singles play, but fell on Wednesday in the qualifier with a 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 loss to Virginia Tech's Nicolas Delgado to come up just short of the main draw. McNaughton also was teamed up with USC junior Kaes Van't Hof for the All-American doubles competition. The duo posted two wins on Tuesday and were in an all-out battle with Auburn pair Lathouwers/Schweizer in Wednesday's qualifying match. In the end, McNaughton/Van't Hof were edged out in the tiebreaker to come up short with a 9-8 (6) defeat.

Once back from the trip to Tulsa, McNaughton and Van't Hof will rejoin their Trojan teammates as USC continues to prep for the 2007 season with a load of singles and doubles competition around the country. Next up for USC will be the Midland Collegiate Classic in Midland, Texas, from Oct. 13-15.

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