NCAA men's tennis: USC sends two to round of 16 singles
USC’s Yannick Hanfmann and Jonny Wang advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA men’s singles bracket Thursday in Waco, Texas, while all three Pac-12 men’s doubles teams lost in the first round of the 32-team doubles bracket.
The Stanford men’s tennis season is over after the No. 5-8 seeded duo of John Morrissey/Robert Stineman suffered an upset at the hands of Auburn’s Marko Krickovic/Lukas Ollert, with the Tiger tandem taking it in two sets (7-5, 6-3). Morrissey/Stineman finish 2015 15-5 as a doubles team.
Likewise, UCLA men’s tennis will have to wait for the 2015-16 academic calendar to kick in for more collegiate competition. After dropping the first set, LSU’s Boris Arias/Jordan Daigle edged UCLA’s Mackenzie McDonald/Martin Redlicki 4-6, 7-6(1), 6-4. McDonald/Redlicki wrap up 2015 with a 19-7 doubles record.
The Trojans are now the last remaining Pac-12 men’s tennis team still represented in the singles or doubles brackets. No. 9-16 seed Yannick Hanfmann breezed past Christopher Eubanks of Georgia Tech 6-2, 6-0, while Jonny Wang fought off match point in a three-set upset of second-seeded Julian Lenz of Baylor, taking down No. 2 6-2, 1-6, 7-5. On the other side of the coin, Roberto Quiroz fell to No. 9-16 seed Quentin Monaghan of Notre Dame (6-4, 6-4 in favor of the Notre Damer) in his second-round match, while the second-seeded duet of Hanfmann/Quiroz fell to the Texas tandem of Lloyd Glasspool/Søren Hess-Olesen in three sets (6-3, 1-6, 6-2 to Texas). Reaching the round of 16, Wang and Hanfmann earned ITA All-American honors. This is Wang’s first trip to the round of 16.
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Pac-12.com will have a recap of the USC men’s tennis action in the singles round of 16 Friday – Hanfmann plays Wake Forest’s Noah Rubin, while Wang matches wits with Texas Tech’s Felipe Soares with quarterfinal spots on the line.
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