No. 6 USC Men Serve Up 4-1 Upset of No. 2 Texas

Feb. 15, 2009

CHICAGO - The No. 6 USC men's tennis team tacked up a solid upset of No. 2 Texas during today's action at the ITA National Indoor Championships in Chicago. The Trojans secured the doubles point first and answered a tying Texas singles win with three straight victories to notch the 4-1 victory and up USC's record on the year to 8-1.

Second-ranked Farah/Johnson started it all off with a 9-7 win over #25 Kutrovsky/Zavala at the No. 1 doubles slot, and although Texas got a win at No. 2, USC's Poldma/Kells secured the point for the Trojans with an 8-6 win over Corrie/Weigand at No. 3 to bring up singles play.

Texas tied things up 1-1 with Ed Corrie's 6-4, 6-4 win over #58 Steve Johnson at No. 3 singles, only to have the Trojans register the next three singles wins to clinch victory. Jaak Poldma pinned up a 6-3, 6-2 win over Kellen Damico at No. 2 first, getting USC ahead 2-1. Daniel Nguyen made it 3-1 USC with his 7-5, 6-3 win at No. 6 over Josh Zavala, leaving USC's top gun, Robert Farah, with the match-clinching win. #7 Farah topped #31 Dimitar Kutrozsky 7-6 (4), 6-3 at No. 1 to close things down on a 4-1 USC victory.

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ITA National Team Indoor Championships
Sunday, February 15, 2009 - Midtown Tennis Club (Chicago, Ill.)
Consolation Quarterfinals
#6 USC 4, #2 Texas 1
DOUBLES
(1) #2 Farah/Johnson (USC) def. #25 Kutrovsky/Zavala (TEX) - 9-7
(2) #25 Varela/Sajous (TEX) def. Magdas/Nguyen (USC) - 8-6
(3) Poldma/Kells (USC) def. Corrie/Wiegand (TEX) - 8-6
USC wins doubles point.
Order of finish: 1, 2, 3
SINGLES
(1) #7 Robert Farah (USC) def. #31 Dimitar Kutrovsky (TEX) - 7-6 (4), 6-3
(2) Jaak Poldma (USC) def. Kellen Damico (TEX) - 6-3, 6-2
(3) Ed Corrie (TEX) def. #58 Steve Johnson (USC) - 6-4, 6-4
(4) #64 Abdullah Magdas (USC) vs. Miguel Reyes Varela (TEX) - 6-3, 3-6, 2-1 susp.
(5) Jason McNaughton (USC) vs. #84 Olivier Sajous (TEX) - 4-6, 6-1, 2-3, susp.
(6) Daniel Nguyen (USC) def. Josh Zavala (TEX) - 7-5, 6-3
Order of finish: 3, 2, 6, 1

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