Farah And Van't Hof Slam Into NCAA Semifinals

May 24, 2008

TULSA, OKLA. - Up against the home team in the NCAA Doubles Quarterfinals on Saturday, USC's streaking doubles pair, Robert Farah and Kaes Van't Hof, notched a decisive 6-3, 6-3 win to move into tomorrow's semifinals. Farah/Van't Hof now carry a 24-match win streak as the second-seeded Trojans set up for Mississippi's Ten Berge/Willerman for a 3:30 p.m. CT semifinal on Sunday (May 25) at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center in Tulsa, Okla.

To secure that semifinal slot, Farah/Van't Hof had to get past host Tulsa's own team of Connelly/Cunningham in Saturday's quarterfinals. The Trojans took care of business, making sure to avoid a three-set marathon like they had fought through the previous day in the Round of 16. Farah/Van't Hof got up a break in both sets and rolled on to claim a 6-3, 6-3 win over the Tulsa pair. Now holding a 24-match win streak and a 37-3 overall doubles record together, the Trojans take on Ten Berge/Willerman for the right move into the NCAA championships match on Monday.

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Michael D. Case Tennis Center (Tulsa, Okla.)
Round of 64 (Wed., May 21)
Kaes Van't Hof (USC) def. (2) Greg Oullette (Florida) - 6-4, 6-2
(6) Robert Farah (USC) def. David Goulet (Duke) - 6-2, 7-6 (4)

Round of 32 (Thurs., May 22)
J.P. Smith (Tennessee) def. Kaes Van't Hof (USC) - 6-3, 6-1
(6) Robert Farah (USC) def. Ryan Rowe (Illinois) - 2-6, 6-0, 7-6 (5)

Round of 16 (Fri. May 23)
(9-16) Denes Lukacs (Baylor) def. (6) Robert Farah (USC) - 7-5, 6-3

Michael D. Case Tennis Center (Tulsa, Okla.)
Round of 32 (Thurs., May 22)
(2) Farah/Van't Hof (USC) def. Corrie/Damico (Texas) - 6-4, 6-4

Round of 16 (Fri., May 23)
(2) Farah/Van't Hof (USC) def. Shields/Shields (Boise State) - 7-5, 4-6, 6-3

Quarterfinals (Sat., May 24)
(2) Farah/Van't Hof (USC) def. Connelly/Cunningham (Tulsa) - 6-3, 6-3