Jason McNaughton Captures Pac-10 Invitational Singles Crown

April 29, 2007

OJAI, CALIF - The No. 10 USC men's tennis team capped off its strong run through the Pac-10 Championships with a pair of appearances in championship matches. Freshman Jason McNaughton claimed the men's singles title in the invitational draw with a three-set victory, while Robert Farah / Kaes Van't Hof fell 6-2, 6-4 in the Pac-10 Doubles Championship. For their outstanding efforts across the board at the Pac-10 action, USC was awarded with the Thatcher Cup, tying with Stanford for the trophy.

USC freshman Jason McNaughton endured a marathon final match in the Pac-10 Invitational Singles draw. After splitting the first two sets in tiebreakers, the pair entered the third and final set. That's where McNaughton worked his way into control. In the end, McNaughton was able to tack up a 6-7 (5), 7-6 (4), 6-4 decision over Washington's Derek Drabble and pocket the singles title in the Pac-10 inviitational draw on Sunday in Ojai, Calif.

In the doubles championship match, Farah/Van't Hof played a full match against Stanford's Bruch/Muller. The Cardinal pair pulled off a 6-2, 6-4 decision over the Trojans to capture the doubles crown.

With a 20-2 overall record, the No. 10 Trojans now await seeding selections for the upcoming NCAA Championships.

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: def. Derek Drabble (WASH) - 6-7 (5), 7-6 (4), 6-4

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)
Championship: lost to Bruch/Muller (STAN) - 6-2, 6-4

#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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