No. 4 USC Defeats No. 7 Stanford 5-2 In Los Angeles

April 2, 2010

LOS ANGELES, Calif.- No. 4 USC swept the doubles point and won four singles matches, finishing off a 5-2 victory over No. 7 Stanford on Friday afternoon in Los Angeles.

Stanford drops to 11-5 and 1-1 in Pac-10 play, while USC improves to 17-2 and 3-0 in league action.

The Trojans grabbed an early 1-0 lead, completing a sweep of doubles.

Stanford knotted the match at 1-1 when Denis Lin cruised past Peter Lucassen 6-3, 6-4 at the No. 5 position.

USC battled back to regain a 3-1 edge, claiming wins on courts two and six, respectively.

The Cardinal crept within 3-2 following a 7-5, 3-6, 6-3 win from Ryan Thacher at the No. 3 spot. It was Thacher's seventh three-set match of the season, as he now sports a 4-3 mark.

But Daniel Nguyen outlasted Richard Wire 7-5, 2-6, 6-3 at the No. 4 spot to provide the clincher.

For the first time this year, Stanford dropped a match at the No. 6 spot, with Greg Hirshman falling to Jason McNaughton 6-4, 6-3.

Stanford wraps up its road trip tomorrow at No. 9 UCLA. The contest is set for 1 p.m.

No. 4 USC 5, No. 7 Stanford 2

DOUBLES

1) No. 8 Farah/Johnson (USC) d. No. 1 Klahn/Thacher (STAN) 8-3
2) Nguyen/Sundling (USC) d. No. 31 Clayton/Wire (STAN) 8-4
3) Lucassen/Poldma (USC) d. Kandath/Lin (STAN) 7-4, def.
Order of Finish: 1, 2, 3

SINGLES1) No. 15 Robert Farah (USC) d. No. 5 Bradley Klahn (STAN) 7-6 (5), 1-6, 7-6 (8)
2) No. 1 Steve Johnson (USC) d. No. 45 Alex Clayton (STAN) 6-3, 6-2
3) No. 93 Ryan Thacher (STAN) d. No. 73 Jaak Poldma (USC) 7-5, 3-6, 6-3
4) No. 83 Daniel Nguyen (USC) d. Richard Wire (STAN) 7-5, 2-6, 6-3
5) Denis Lin (STAN) d. No. 104 Peter Lucassen (USC) 6-3, 6-4
6) Jason McNaughton (USC) d. Greg Hirshman (STAN) 6-4, 6-3
Order of Finish: 5, 2, 6, 3, 4, 1

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