No. 6 USC Men Roll On, Sweep Arizona

April 12, 2008

LOS ANGELES, CALIF. - The No. 6 USC men's tennis team now boasts a 10-match winning streak thanks to a clean sweep of No. 65 Arizona on Saturday in Tucson. The Trojans pounded out a 7-0 win over the host Wildcats to get USC's overall mark to 19-3 and Pac-10 mark a smooth 6-0.

USC wrapped up the doubles point early on an 8-3 win by #2 Farah/Van't Hof at the No. 1 position and then an 8-4 decision from Magdas/Sacks at No. 2. That put the remaining match at No. 3 into a tiebreaker to hurry into singles play, and the Wildcats were able to take a slight edge as Zimmer/Carrasco slipped past Piotrowski/Poldma for a 6-5 (3) decision.

That would be the only match in Arizona's favor for the day, however. USC reeled off straight-set wins at the No. 1 through No. 5 positions in singles, while Jason McNaughton pulled off a third-set tiebreaker win at No. 6 to round out the day's action. Gary Sacks got set the winning tone first with a solid 6-0, 6-4 win at No. 4, followed by Kaes Van't Hof's 12th consecutive singles win on a 6-2, 6-0 decision at No. 2. Clinching the match was Jaak Poldma at the No. 3 slot with a 6-2, 6-3 win. Next up was Robert Farah's 6-4, 6-3 win over #74 Claudio Christen at No. 1, and Abdullah Magdas rounded out the straight-set splurge with his 6-4, 7-5 win at No. 5.

The Trojans wrap up the regular season at home next week, hosting crosstown rival UCLA in a 3 p.m. match on Friday (April 18) at Marks Stadium. The Pac-10 title is on the line in that match.

#6 USC 7, #65 Arizona 0
DOUBLES
(1) #2 Farah / Van't Hof (USC) def. Alcala / Hazi (UA) -- 8-3
(2) Magdas / Sacks (USC)def. Christen / Metham (UA) -- 8-4
(3) Zimmer / Carrasco (UA) def. Piotrowski / Poldma (USC); 6-5 (3)
USC wins doubles point.
Order of finish: 1, 2, 3
SINGLES
(1) #7 Robert Farah (USC) def. #74 Christen (UA) -- 6-4, 6-3
(2) #34 Kaes Vant Hof (USC) def. Carrasco (UA) -- 6-2, 6-0
(3) #87 Jaak Poldma (USC) def. Alcala (UA) -- 6-2, 6-3
(4) #53 Gary Sacks (USC) def. Metham (UA) -- 6-0, 6-4
(5) Abdullah Magdas (USC) def. Zimmer (UA) -- 6-4, 7-5
(6) Jason McNaughton (USC) def. Hazi (UA) -- 6-4, 5-7, 10-5
Order of finish: 4, 2, 3*, 1, 5, 6

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