Trojans Press On At ITA Regionals
Oct. 16, 2009
Three USC men's tennis players have gathered singles wins and two USC doubles duos are also moving on in action at the Wilson ITA West/South Regionals in Malibu, Calif. this weekend. Friday competition saw Daniel Gliner grab his second singles win of the tournament to advance with fellow Trojans JT Sundling and Jaak Poldma in the singles realm. In the doubles scene, top-seeded Robert Farah / Steve Johnson and No. 4 seeded Daniel Nguyen / Jaak Poldma all have quarterfinal slots ahead with two wins today.
While Sundling, Nguyen and Poldma all had singles byes on yesterday's first round of play, Daniel Gliner, Jason McNaughton and Ben Lankenau saw court time to start. Gliner and McNaughton each snagged wins on day one, and Gliner would go on to post an impressive comeback win in today's Round of 32. Gliner fought back for a 4-6, 6-1, 6-2 victory over his San Diego State opponent to move on again. JT Sundling stepped in and advanced when his Cal Poly opponent retired with Sundling ahead 3-0, and Jaak Poldma posted a 6-2, 6-3 win over Northcott of UC Irvine to take a stride into tomorrow's singles Round of 16 as well. Nguyen was bumped out of singles play on a 7-5, 5-7, 6-3 loss to a San Diego player.
In today's doubles showdowns, Farah/Johnson topped teams from Hawaii and UC Irvine to push into tomorrow's quarterfinals, while Nguyen/Poldma were instigating a similar winning push by handing out losses to LMU and UC Irvine pairs. McNaughton/Sundling also were teamed up in doubles play, but fell in the Round of 32 to the No. 3 seeded team from San Diego State.
2009 Wilson ITA West/South Regionals (Malibu, Calif.)
Round of 64 - Oct. 15
JT Sundling (USC) - bye
Daniel Nguyen (USC) - bye
Jaak Poldma (USC) - bye
Daniel Gliner (USC) def. Devin Nerenberg (UCSB) - 6-1, 6-3
Jon Kazarian (LMU) def. Ben Lankenau (USC) - 6-4, 6-1
Jason McNaughton (USC) def. Rob Foy (CP) - 7-5, 5-7, 6-4
Round of 32 - Oct. 16
 A. Arango (UofA) def. Jason McNaughton (USC) - 6-2, 6-1
Daniel Gliner (USC) def. G. Vagiletti (SDSU) - 4-6, 6-1, 6-2
JT Sundling (USC) def. C. Powers (USD) - 3-0 ret.
Nikola Bubnic (USD) def. Daniel Nguyen (USC) - 7-5, 5-7, 6-3
 Jaak Poldma (USC) def. Northcott (UCI) - 6-2, 6-3
Round of 32 - Oct. 16
 Farah/Johnson (USC) def. Eberhard/Kovalyov (Hawaii) 8-6
 Nguyen/Poldma (USC) def. Lopez/Von Der Ahe (LMU) 8-4
 Ceban/Gomez (SDSU) def. McNaughton/ Sundling (USC) 8-5
Round of 16 - Oct. 16
 Farah/Johnson (USC) def. Kazarian/Suzuki (UCI) 8-4
 Nguyen/Poldma (USC) def. Northcott/Vaidyanathan (UCI) 8-4
Quarterfinals - Oct. 17
 Farah/Johnson (USC) vs. Arango/Hazi (Arizona)
 Nguyen/Poldma (USC) vs. Clarke/Tearney (Pepperdine)