2018 Pac-12 Tennis Championships

Event: April 25-28 | Ojai, CA
Ojai Valley Athletic Club

UCLA, USC to meet again for Pac-12 Men’s Tennis title

OJAI, Calif. – The 2018 Pac-12 Men’s Tennis Championship will feature a rematch between Los Angeles rivals No. 1 seed UCLA and No. 3 seed USC for the second straight year and fifth time in tournament history. The Bruins swept past No. 4 seed OREGON and the Trojans blanked No. 2 seed STANFORD in Friday's semifinals to set up Saturday's showdown. 

The Bruins and Trojans are the only two teams to capture a Pac-12 Championship trophy and both programs will look to win their fourth crown in seven years of the team-style tournament established in 2012. The winner receives the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA Championship.

Top seed and No. 2 nationally ranked UCLA (25-2) secured its spot in the championship match with a sweep over No. 4 seed OREGON. Doubles play was knotted 1-1 with the decisive point falling on the No. 2 court as the Bruin duo of Austin Rapp and Keegan Smith won the tiebreaker, 7-6. Smith kept the momentum going in singles with a win on the No. 3 court in straight sets (6-1, 6-4). Connor Hance collected the victory on court six (6-1, 6-4) and three-time Pac-12 Player of the Week Maxime Cressy ultimately sent the Bruins to the final defending the No. 5 court. The battle on the top court featured an ITA top-25 matchup between UCLA’s Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year and No.1 ranked Martin Redlicki and Oregon’s No. 22 Thomas Laurent that was abandoned in the second set (4-6, 3-2).

No. 3 USC (17-7) captured a dominating 4-0 victory over No. 2 STANFORD. The Trojans made quick work of the doubles point on the top two courts from two ITA top-10 ranked pairs. The duo of No. 7-ranked Jack Jaede and Laurens Verboven claimed the first win on court No. 2 (6-2) while the No. 9-ranked Brandon Holt and Riley Smith clinched the point by a similar 6-2 score. Verboven closed out court No. 3 (6-1, 6-0) for a 2-0 advantage to set the tone for the singles matches. USC finished off the semis behind wins from Daniel Cukierman at No. 3 and Riley Smith on court six. No. 12 nationally ranked USC will be in familiar territory entering the championship match as USC knocked off both the No. 2 seed (CALIFORNIA) and No. 1 seed (UCLA) en route to the 2017 Pac-12 title.

The Pac-12 Men’s Tennis Championship on Saturday will take place at Libbey Park in Ojai Calif., and will be broadcast live at 3 p.m. PT on Pac-12 Network and Pac-12 Los Angeles. Full coverage can be found at pac-12.com/tennischamps.

FRIDAY RESULTS:

No. 1 UCLA 4, No. 4 Oregon 0

DOUBLES:
1. Martin Redlicki/Evan Zhu, UCLA def. Thomas Laurent/ Cormac Clissold, ORE  – 6-3
2. Austin Rapp/ Keegan Smith, UCLA def.  Simon Stevens/ TY Gentry, ORE  – 7-6
3. Armando Soemarno/ Charles Roberts, ORE def. Bryce Pereira/ Maxime Cressy, UCLA – 6-4
Order of Finish: 1, 3, 2

SINGLES:
1. Martin Redlicki, UCLA vs. Thomas Laurent, ORE  – 4-6, 3-2 Abandoned
2. Evan Zhu, UCLA vs.  Simon Stevens, ORE  –7-6 Abandoned
3. Keegan Smith, UCLA def. Akihiro Tanaka, ORE  – 2-0 (6-3, 6-2)
4. Logan Staggs, UCLA vs. TY Gentry, ORE  – 6-4, 3-3 Abandoned
5. Maxime Cressy, UCLA def. Cormac Clissold, ORE  – 2-0 (6-3, 6-2)
6. Connor Hance, UCLA def.  Riki Oshima, ORE  – 2-0 (6-1, 6-4)
Order of Finish: 3, 6, 5

No. 3 USC 4 No. 2 Stanford 0

DOUBLES:
1. Brandon Holt/ Riley Smith, USC def. Sameer Kumar/ Michael Genender, STAN – 6-2
2. Jack Jaede/ Laurens Verboven, USC def. Tom Fawcett/ Axel Geller, STAN – 6-2
3. David Wilczynski/Eric Fomba, STAN vs. Daniel Cukierman/ Tanner Smith, USC – 4-3 Abandoned
Order of Finish: 2, 1

SINGLES:
1. Tom Fawcett, STAN vs. Brandon Holt, USC – (6-1, 2-6, 5-2) Abandoned
2. Daniel Cukierman, USC def. Axel Geller, STAN – 2-0 (6-2, 6-3)
3. Laurens Verboven USC def. Sameer Kumar, STAN – 2-0 (6-1, 6-0)
4. Eric Fomba, STAN vs. Thibault Forget, USC – (6-4, 4-5) Abandoned
5. Riley Smith, USC def. David Wilczynski, STAN – 2-0 (7-6, 6-3)
6. Mike Genender, STAN vs. USC Jake DeVine  – (6-7, 3-2) Abandoned
Order to finish: 3, 2, 5 

2018 PAC-12 MEN’S TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS

THURSDAY RESULTS:

No. 4 Oregon 4, No. 5 California 2
DOUBLES:
1. Billy Griffith/J.T. Nishimura, CAL def Thomas Laurent/ Cormac Clissold, ORE – 6-3
2. Simon Stevens/ TY Gentry, ORE def. Can Kaya/Jack Molloy, CAL – 6-4
3. Armando Soemarno/ Charles Roberts, ORE def. Dominic Barretto/Ben Draper, CAL – 6-2
Order to finish: 3, 1, 2

SINGLES:
1. Thomas Laurent, ORE def. Billy Griffith, CAL – 2-1 (6-3, 7-6, 6-3)
2. Simon Stevens, ORE def. J.T Nishimura, CAL – 2-1 (6-2, 3-6, 6-1)
3 Akihiro Tanaka, ORE def. Ben Draper, CAL – 2-0 (6-3, 7-6)
4. Paul Barretto, CAL def. TY Gentry, ORE  – 2-1 (6-3, 2-6, 6-4)
5. Jacob Brumm, CAL def. Cormac Clissold, ORE – 2-1 (6-3, 6-3)
6. Bjorn Hoffman, CAL def. Riki Oshima, ORE – 2-1 (1-6, 6-3, 6-4)
Order to finish 5, 3, 6, 2, 4, 1.

No. 1 UCLA 4, No. 9 Arizona 0
DOUBLES:
1. Martin Redlicki/Evan Zhu, UCLA def. Igor Karpovets/ Aaro Pollanen, ARIZ  – 6-1
2. Austin Rapp/ Keegan Smith, UCLA vs Jonas Maier/ Alejandro Reguant – 4-3 Abandoned
3. Bryce Pereira/ Maxime Cressy, UCLA def. Carlos Hassey/ Filip Malbasic  – 6-1
Order to finish 1, 3

SINGLES:
1. Martin Redlicki, UCLA def. Igor Karpovets, ARIZ– 2-0 (6-2, 6-2)
2. Keegan Smith, UCLA def. Aaro Pollanen, ARIZ – 2-0 (6-0, 6-1)
3. Logan Staggs, UCLA def. Alejandro Reguant, ARIZ – 2-0 (6-3, 6-2)
4. Maxime Cressy, UCLA vs. Filip Malbasic, ARIZ (6-3, 3-3) Abandoned
5. Connor Hance, UCLA vs. Jonas Maier, ARIZ (6-2, 2-4) Abandoned
6. Austin Rapp, UCLA vs. Trent Botha, ARIZ (6-3, 3-2) Abandoned
Order to finish 2, 1, 3

No. 2 Stanford 4, No. Washington 2
DOUBLES:
1. Sameer Kumar/ Michael Genender, STAN def. Kawika Lam/ Enzo Sommer, WASH – 6-3
2. Tom Fawcett/ Axel Geller , STAN def. Piers Foley/Jake Douglas, WASH – 6-3
3. David Wilczynski/Eric Fomba, STAN vs. Jack Davis/ Mitch Stewart, WASH –5-2 Abandoned
Order to finish 1, 2

SINGLES:
1. Jake Douglas, WASH def. Tom Fawcett, STAN – 2-0 (6-2, 6-2)
2. Mitch Stewart, WASH def. Axel Geller, STAN – 2-0 (6-4, 6-1)
3. Sameer Kumar, STAN vs. Enzo Sommer, WASH – (6-4, 3-6, 3-3) Abandoned
4. Eric Fomba, STAN def. Jack Davis, WASH – 2-0 (6-1, 7-6)
5. David Wilczynski, STAN def. Piers Foley, WASH – 2-0 (6-0, 7-6)
6. Michael Genender, STAN def. Alexis Alvarez, WASH – 2-0 (7-5, 6-3)
Order to finish: 1, 2, 5, 4, 6

No. 3 USC 4, No. 6 Arizona State 0
DOUBLES:
1.Brandon Holt/ Riley Smith, USC def. Michael Geerts/ Tim Ruehl, ASU  – Abandoned
2. Jack Jaede/ Laurens Verboven, USC def. Makey Rakotomalala/Andrea Bolla, ASU  – 6-2
3. Daniel Cukierman/ Tanner Smith, USC def. Benjamin Hannestad/ William Kirkman, ASU  – 6-1
Order to Finish: 3, 2

SINGLES:
1. Brandon Holt, USC def. Michael Geerts, ASU  – 2-0 (6-4, 6-2)
2. Daniel Cukierman, USC def. Benjamin Hannestad, ASU  – 2-0 (6-3, 6-3)
3. Laurens Verboven, USC vs. Makey Rakotomalala, ASU  – (6-7, 0-1) Abandoned
4. Thibault Forget, USC def. Tim Ruehl, ASU  – (6-3, 3-1) Abandoned
5. Riley Smith, USC def. Andrea Bolla, ASU  – (6-3, 3-4) Abandoned
6. Jake Devine, USC def. William Kirkman, ASU  – 2-0 (6-3, 6-0)
Order of finish: 6, 1, 2

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25:

No. 9 Arizona 4, No. 8 Utah 2

DOUBLES:
1. Russell Benkaim/ Randy Cory, UTAH def. Igor Karpovets/ Aaro Pollanen, ARIZ – 6-4
2. Egbert Weverink/ Joe Woolley, UTAH def. Jonas Maier/ Alejandro Reguant, ARIZ – 6-4
3. Dan Little/ Azat Hankuliyev, UTAH vs. Carlos Hassey/ Filip Malbasic, ARIZ – und.
Order of finish: 2, 1

SINGLES:
1. Igor Karpovets, ARIZ def. Dan Little, UTAH – 6-4, 6-4
2. Aaro Pollanen, ARIZ def. David Micevski, UTAH – 6-2, 6-3
3. Santiago Sierra, UTAH vs. Alejandro Reguant, ARIZ – 6-4, 4-6, 2-2, und.
4. Filip Malbasic, ARIZ def. Egbert Weverink, UTAH – 6-3, 6-2
5. Randy Cory, UTAH def. Jonas Maier, ARIZ – 6-1, 7-5
6. Trent Botha, ARIZ def. Slava Shainyan, UTAH – 3-6, 7-5, 6-3
Order of finish: 4, 5, 2, 1, 6

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