Farah/Johnson Claim Sherwood Doubles Crown

Jan. 17, 2010

Spring tennis kicked off this week with the USC men's tennis team taking part in two tournaments in a tune-up for dual match play coming soon to Troy. At the Sherwood Collegiate Cup, the Trojans were well represented on the singles and doubles sides. In today's final action, USC duo Robert Farah / Steve Johnson went up against Trojan teammates Jason McNaughton / Daniel Nguyen in an all-USC title match. Farah/Johnson got the win 8-3, claiming the Sherwood doubles crown.

Farah/Johnson had reached the Sherwood final last year as well, falling to Stanford pair Muller/Wire. This year, Farah/Johnson dispatched Stanford team Clayton/Wire in the quarterfinals before taking down UCLA's Seguso/Abid in the semis to set up the Trojan domination in the title match. McNaughton/Nguyen put away a Baylor duo in the quarters and then beat Stanford's Thacher/Klahn in the semifinals for a trip to the final.

In singles play, Farah entered the race as the defending champion, having beaten Stanford's Alex Clayton to win the 2009 Sherwood singles title. This year, Farah was one of four Trojans in the quarterfinals but the only one to move into the semifinals. There, Farah was edged in a three-setter by Stanford's Bradley Klahn 4-6, 7-5, 6-2. Klahn would go on to win the championship.

Full results from USC's competition at the Sherwood Collegiate Cup and the National Collegiate Tennis Classic are below:

SHERWOOD COLLEGIATE CUP 2010

SINGLES

Round of 32 - Jan. 15
Steve Johnson (USC) def. Evan Lee (UCLA) - 6-1, 6-3
Alex Clayton (STAN) def. Jason McNaughton (USC) - 6-4, 6-4
Jaak Poldma (USC) def. Greg Hirshman (STAN) - 6-2, 6-3
Max TaBaTruong (UCLA) def. Matt Kecki (USC) - 2-6, 6-3, 6-4
Ryan Thacher (STAN) def. Daniel Gliner (USC) - 7-5, 5-7, 6-4
Daniel Nguyen (USC) def. Ahmed Ismail (UCLA) - 6-2, 6-0
Robert Farah (USC) def. Julian Bley (BAY) - 6-1, 6-2

Round of 16 - Jan. 15
Steve Johnson (USC) def. Matt Kandath (STAN) - 6-2, 6-0
Jaak Poldma (USC) def. Maros Horny (BAY) - 6-4, 6-2
Bradley Klahn (STAN) def. Daniel Nguyen (USC) - 7-5, 6-4
Robert Farah (USC) def. Richard Wire (STAN) - 6-3, 6-3

Quarterfinals - Jan. 16
Alex Clayton (STAN) def. Steve Johnson (USC) - w/o inj.

Denes Lukacs (BAY) def. Jaak Poldma (USC) - 6-3, 6-4

Bradley Klahn (STAN) def. Ryan Thacher (STAN) - 7-6(4), 6-2
Robert Farah (USC) def. Matt Brooklyn (UCLA) - 6-1, 6-4

Semifinals - Jan. 16
Bradley Klahn (STAN) def. Robert Farah (USC) - 4-6, 7-5, 6-2

CONSOLATION SINGLES
First Round - Jan. 15
Greg Hirschman (STAN) def. Jason McNaughton (USC) - 6-3, 6-3
Matt Kecki (USC) def. Kallim Stewart (UCLA) - w/o inj.
Daniel Gliner (USC) def. Ted Kelly (STAN) - 6-0, 6-3

Quarterfinals - Jan. 16
Walker Kehrer (STAN) def. Matt Kecki (USC) - w/o inj.

Attila Bucko (BAY) def. Daniel Gliner (USC) - 6-3, 6-4


BACKDRAW SINGLES
Daniel Nguyen (USC) def. Sergio Ramirez (BAY) - 6-2, 6-2

DOUBLES

Round of 16 - Jan. 15
Nguyen/McNaughton (USC) def. Brigham/Tababtruong (UCLA) - 8-2
Kecki/Poldma (USC) def. Horny/Lukacs (BAY) - 9-8 (3)
Farah/Johnson (USC) def. Lee/Ismail (UCLA) - 8-3

Quarterfinals - Jan. 16
Nguyen/McNaughton (USC) def. Rux/Bucko (BAY) - 8-3
Seguso/Abid (UCLA) def. Kecki/Poldma - 8-4
Farah/Johnson (USC) def. Clayton/Wire (STAN) - 8-3

Semifinals - Jan. 17
Nguyen/McNaughton (USC) def. Thacher/Klahn (STAN) -- 8-6
Farah/Johnson (USC) def. Seguso/Abid (UCLA) -- 8-2

Final - Jan. 17
Farah/Johnson (USC) def. Nguyen/McNaughton (USC) -- 8-3

CONSOLATION DOUBLES
Clayton/Wire (STAN) def. Poldma/Gliner (USC) - 8-5

NATIONAL COLLEGIATE TENNIS CLASSIC (Palm Springs, Calif. )

SINGLES
Round of 32 - Jan. 15
[7] Achim Ceban (SDSU) def. Joel Giger (USC) - w/o
Nils Schive (USD) def. Ben Lankenau (USC) - 6-2, 6-4

DOUBLES
First Round - Jan. 15
Lankenau (USC)/Tosches (SDSU) def. Gast (UCLA)/Leeper (KY) - 8-4

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