No. 10 USC Men Beat No. 11 Baylor 6-1

March 9, 2008

LOS ANGELES, CALIF. - The No. 10 USC men's tennis team tacked up a 6-1 win over visiting No. 11 Baylor on Sunday afternoon at Marks Stadium, pushing out to clinch the win before the Bears opted to default out of the remainder of the singles competition. Abdullah Magdas secured the win from the No. 6 singles slot to improve the Trojans' overall record to 10-3 on the year.

The Trojans peeled out to a clean sweep of doubles play, getting an 8-5 win from McNaughton/Sacks over Baylor's #50 Poerschke/Bucko at the No. 2 position. That was followed by an 8-3 win by Piotrowski/Poldma at No. 3 to secure the point, while #3 Farah/Van't Hof won in a tiebreaker at No. 1 over Galic/Rux with an 8-7 (5) decision to bring up singles.

At the No. 1 spot, Baylor's #15 Lars Poerschke trailed USC's #11 Robert Farah and retired due to injury in the second set to push the Trojans ahead 2-1. Baylor grabbed a point with a 6-2, 6-1 win by #75 Dominik Mueller over USC's #95 Jason McNaughton at No. 5, but Trojan freshman Jaak Poldma finished off Matt Brown next with a 6-2, 6-1 win that made it 3-1 USC. From his No. 6 slot, Abdullah Magdas put the finishing touches on the victory for the Trojans by taking dowdn Gwen Corches 6-4, 6-3.

With two matches remaining, Baylor opted to default out of the rest of the action. The Trojans were leading in both matches, as #58 Kaes Van't Hof took a 6-3, 5-5 def. win over #10 Denes Lukacs and #47 Gary Sacks wound up with a 7-6, 4-1 def. victory over #102 David Galic to round out a 6-1 win for the Trojans.

USC's next competition puts the Trojans up against Duke in a 1:30 p.m. match at Marks Stadium on Friday (March 14).

#10 USC 6, #11 Baylor 1
DOUBLES
(1) #3 Farah/Van't Hof (USC) def. Galic/Rux (BU) - 8-7 (5)
(2) McNaughton/Sacks (USC) def. #50 Poershcke/Bucko (BU) - 8-5
(3) Piotrowski/Poldma (USC) def. Lukacs/Mueller (BU) - 8-3
USC wins doubles point.
Order of finish: 2, 3, 1
SINGLES
(1) #11 Robert Farah (USC) def. #15 Lars Poerschke (BU) - 6-1, 3-0 ret. inj.
(2) #58 Kaes Van't Hof (USC) def. #10 Denes Lukacs (BU) - 6-3, 5-5 def.
(3) #90 Jaak Poldma (USC) def. Matt Brown (BU) - 6-2, 6-1
(4) #47 Gary Sacks (USC) vs. #102 David Galic (BU) - 7-6, 4-1 def.
(5) #75 Dominik Mueller (BU) def. #95 Jason McNaughton (USC) - 6-2, 6-1
(6) Abdullah Magdas (USC) def. Gwen Corches (BU) - 6-4, 6-3
Order of finish: 1, 5, 3, 6*

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