Farah/Van't Hof Best Bruin Pair To Reach Pac-10 Doubles Final

April 28, 2007

OJAI, CALIF - The No. 10 USC men's tennis team showed its resolve in the semifinal round of the Pac-10 Singles and Doubles Championships on Saturday. For their outstanding effort in an extremely tight semifinal doubles match, Robert Farah and Kaes Van't Hof will move into the championship match of doubles tournament action on Sunday. The Trojan duo will face Stanford's Bruch/Muller at 2 p.m. in Ojai, Calif.

Farah/Van't Hof weathered a tough match with the nation's #10 pair, Gruendler/Kohlloeffel of UCLA. When the smoked cleared in a final tiebreaker, the Trojans were victorious with a 9-8 (10) decision that went down to the wire and saw USC punch its ticket to the championship match.

Farah and Van't Hof weren't the only Trojans still going in semifinal action, however. In the singles invitational draw, freshman Jason McNaughton was set for an all-Trojan semifinal bout with senior Garrett Snyder, but an injury walkover by Snyder moved McNaughton through to the final. McNaughton now faces Washington's Derek Drabble in the championship match of the singles invitational draw at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday in Ojai.

SINGLES COMPETITION

Women's Tournament Singles Results
Anca Anastasiu
Round of 32: def. Tracy Lin (UCLA) - 3-6, 7-5, 6-3
Round of 16: def. #20 Jessica Nguyen (STAN) - w/o
Quarterfinals: lost to #4 Susie Babos (CAL) - 6-2, 1-6, 7-5

#10 Sarah Fansler
Round of 32: def. Ekaterina Burduli (WSU) - 7-5, 6-2
Round of 16: def. #67 Sabrina Capannolo (ASU) - 7-5, 6-2
Quarterfinals: lost to #14 Celia Durkin (STAN) - 6-4, 7-5

#73 Amanda Fink
Round of 32: def. Marjolein Van de Ven (WSU) - 6-1, 6-0
Round of 16: lost to #4 Susie Babos (CAL) - 1-6, 6-4, 6-3

#9 Lindsey Nelson
Round of 32: def. Carmen Seremeta (ORE) - 6-2, 6-2
Round of 16: def. #78 Juliette Mavroleon (ARIZ) - 6-4, 6-2
Quarterfinals: def. #23 Nina Henkel (CAL) - 6-3, 7-5
Semifinals: def. #12 Teresa Logar (STAN) - 6-3, 6-3
Championship: vs. #4 Susie Babos (CAL) - 9:30 a.m. Sunday

Women's Invitational Draw Singles Results
Katja Decker-Sadowski
Round of 32: lost to Claire Ilcinkas (CAL) - 6-4, 6-2

Judy DeVera
Round of 32: def. Daron Moore (CAL) - 6-1, 6-1
Round of 16: def. Stephanie Wetmore (UCLA) - 6-2, 6-2
Quarterfinals: lost to Leijla Hodzic (STAN) - 6-3, 2-6, 6-3

Julie Smekodub
Round of 32: def. Becky Duesler (UCLA) - 6-0, 6-1
Round of 16: def. Allison Rainey (WASH) - 6-1, 6-3
Quarterfinals: def. Alex McGoodwin (UCLA) - 6-4, 1-0 ret.
Semifinals: def. Lejla Hodzic (STAN) - 7-5, 6-1
Championship: vs. Laila Abdala (ASU) - 8 a.m. Sunday

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Men's Tournament Singles Results
#51 Dejan Cvetkovic
Round of 32: def. Geoff Embry (ORE) - 6-2, 6-2
Round of 16: def. Tyler Browne (CAL) - 6-4, 7-6 (4)
Quarterfinals: lost to #91 Juan Carlos Rebaza (ASU) - 6-3, 7-6 (4)

Robert Farah
Round of 32: def. Ravid Hazi (ARIZ) - 6-2, 6-3
Round of 16: lost to #30 Pierre Mouillon (CAL) - 6-4, 6-4

Gary Sacks
Round of 32: def. Richard Wire (STAN) - 6-1, 6-2
Round of 16: lost to Eoin Heavey (CAL) - 6-4, 6-3

#67 Kaes Van't Hof
Round of 32: def. Ken Nakahara (CAL) - 6-4, 6-3
Round of 16: def. Philipp Gruendler (UCLA) - 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
Quarterfinals: lost to Matt Bruch (STAN) - 7-6, 6-3

Men's Invitational Draw Singles Results
Whit Livingston
Round of 32: lost to Eric Pickard (ORE) - 7-6 (6), 6-3

Adam Loucks
Round of 32: def. Hugh McDonald (ORE) - 6-2, 6-1
Round of 16: def. Paul Morrissey (STAN) - 7-6 (6), 6-3
Quarterfinals: lost to Daniel Sebescan (CAL) - 6-2, 7-5

Jason McNaughton
Round of 32: bye
Round of 16: def. Andy Gerst (WASH) - 6-4, 6-3
Quarterfinals: def. Dave Ryan (STAN) - 6-4, 6-1
Semifinals: def. Garrett Snyder (USC) - w/o (inj)
Championship: vs. Derek Drabble (WASH) - 9:30 a.m. Sunday

Garrett Snyder
Round of 32: def. Stephen Wiechert (ORE) - 6-2, 6-1
Round of 16: def. Murilo Souza (ASU) - 6-2, 2-1 ret.
Quarterfinals: def. Michael Ricks (WASH) - 6-4, 7-6
Semifinals: lost to Jason McNaughton (USC) - w/o (inj)

DOUBLES RESULTS

Women's Tournament Doubles
Judy DeVera / Amanda Fink
Round of 16: def. Burduli/Van de Ven (WSU) - 8-2
Quarterfinals: def. #3 Babos/Fodor (CAL) - 8-4
Semifinals: lost to Schnack/Zalameda (UCLA) - 8-5

Dianne Matias / Lindsey Nelson
Round of 16: lost to #38 Lumpkin/Wetmore (UCLA) - 8-6

Women's Invitational Draw Doubles
Sarah Fansler / Julie Smekodub
Round of 16: bye
Quarterfinals: lost to Opata/Selaru (WSU) - 3-2 ret. (inj)

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Men's Tournament Doubles
Robert Farah / Kaes Van't Hof
Round of 16: def. Hegarty/Rebaza (ASU) - 8-4
Quarterfinals: def. #59 Chizever/Heavey (CAL) - 8-3
Semifinals: def. #10 Gruendler/Kohlloeffel (UCLA) - 9-8 (10)
Championships: vs. Bruch/Muller (STAN) - 2 p.m. Sunday

#60 Dejan Cvetkovic / Gary Sacks
Round of 16: lost to Gallardo/Verdasco (ORE) - 9-7

Men's Invitational Draw Doubles
Adam Loucks / Jason McNaughton
Round of 16: def. McDonald/Pino (ORE) - 8-4
Quarterfinals: lost to McKean/Ryan (STAN) - 8-6

Whit Livingston / Garrett Snyder
Round of 16: bye
Quarterfinals: lost to Eklov/Zeller (STAN) - w/o (inj)

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