No. 20 Men's Tennis Finishes First Day of Sherwood Collegiate Cup

Jan. 13, 2006

USC's Men's Tennis team, that was recently ranked No. 20 by the ITA Collegiate Rankings, started its first tournament of the spring season at today's Sherwood Collegiate Cup. Three Trojans won their opening matches, but fell in the second round. The tournament continues tomorrow at the Sherwood Country Club in Westlake Village, Calif.

Sophomore Dejan Cvetkovic defeated Aaron Yovan of UCLA 6-4, 6-2 in the first round of play before falling to James Pade of Stanford 6-3, 3-6, 7-5. Fellow classmate Kaes Van't Hof was also victorious in the first round defeating Andrew Eklov of UCLA. Van't Hof also lost in the second round to Chris Surapool 4-6, 6-3, 7-5. Junior Aaron Badart moved to the second round by default where he lost to Jeremy Drean of UCLA, 6-4, 6-1.

Loosing opening round matches today were Nathan Stadler, Garrett Snyder, Whit Livingston, Adam Loucks, and Chong Wang. Loucks retired due to a knee injury in the second set.

No doubles were played today. The consolation round begins at 9 a.m. tomorrow and doubles start at 1 p.m.

First Round
Aaron Badart- default
Dejan Cvetkovic (USC) def. Aaron Yovan (UCLA), 6-4, 6-2
Kaes Van't Hof (USC) def. Andrew Eklov (UCLA), 6-4, 3-6, 6-2
Matt Bruch (Stanford) def. Nathan Stadler (USC), 6-2, 6-2
James Wan (Stanford) def. Garrett Snyder (USC), 2-6, 6-4, 6-3
Vladimir Portnov (Baylor) def. Whit Livingston (USC), 1-6, 6-4, 6-3
Ivor Lovrak (Pepperdine) def. Aaron Loucks (USC), 7-5, 6-4
Haythem Abid (UCLA) def. Chong Wang (USC), 6-3, 6-0

Second Round

Jeremy Drean (UCLA) def. Aaron Badart (USC), 6-4, 6-1
James Pade (Stanford) def. Dejan Cvetovic (USC), 6-3, 3-6, 7-5
Chris Surapol (UCLA) def. Kaes Van't Hof (USC) 4-6, 6-3, 7-5

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