Solid Performances For USC Men’s Tennis At Southern Intercollegiates
ATHENS, GA. — Seven Trojans were in action in Athens as the USC men's tennis team took on opponents from Ohio State, Texas and Georgia out at the Southern Intercollegiates from Sept. 24-26. In all, USC went 4-5 in doubles play while utilizing eight different pairings across the three-day event. In singles, USC was 7-10 overall, with juniors Stefan Dostanic and Ryder Jackson and freshman Peter Makk each collecting two singles wins apiece.
Dostanic, who beat two highly ranked opponents in singles, was declared the overall winner of the event after the close of competition.
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Against a lineup of Buckeyes and one Bulldog on Friday (Sept. 24), USC was unable to net a doubles win, but got a lift in singles from #68 Stefan Dostanic's upset win over Ohio State's #20 Matej Vocel. So, too, did Peter Makk notch a win over a ranked opponent with his straight-set decision over #99 JJ Tracy. Meanwhile, Ryder Jackson pulled out a three-set win over Lancelot Carnello on day one of action in Athens.
On Saturday (Sept. 24), USC dominated doubles with three new tandems in the mix. Victorious on the day were Bradley Frye and Makk, as well as Paul Barretto and Dostanic, and also Jackson and Samuel Rubell as three USC veterans paired with new Trojans against Texas opponents. In singles, Dostanic rang up yet another upset win with a takedown of the Longhorns' #58 Siem Woldeab. The other Trojan singles winner on the day was Barretto, who collected a smooth win over Eshan Talluri.
The final day of play saw the Trojans square off against the host Bulldogs. In doubles, Barretto and Jackson scored their first win together with a gutsy 8-6 decision. In singles, both Makk and Jackson emerged victorious again, with Makk completing a fierce comeback to beat Georgia's #23 Hamish Stewart in three sets. Meanwhile, Jackson would score another straight-set win during Sunday's final stretch of competition.
Complete USC results from the Southern Intercollegiates are below.
SOUTHERN INTERCOLLEGIATES | Athens, Ga.
Friday, Sept. 24 | Athens, Ga.
#40 Cash/Vocel (OHST) def. Dostanic/Makk (USC) - 8-4
Kingsley/Tracy (OHST) def. Frye/Weststrate (USC) - 8-7 (5)
Boulais/Carnello (OHST) def. Barretto/Jackson(USC) - 8-4
#68 Stefan Dostanic (USC) def. #20 Matej Vocel (OHST) - 7-6 (5), 6-4
Justin Boulais (OHST) def. #107 Bradley Frye (USC) - 6-1, 6-4
Peter Makk (USC) def. #99 JJ Tracy (OHST) - 6-1, 7-6 (4)
Robert Cash (OHST) def. Samuel Rubell (USC) - 3-6, 7-5, 6-4
Ryder Jackson (USC) def. Lancelot Carnello (OHST) - 6-4, 1-6, 6-1
Miguel Pérez Peña (UGA) def. Paul Barretto (USC) - 1-6, 6-4, 6-4
Saturday, Sept. 24 | Athens, Ga.
Frye/Makk (USC) def. Woldeab/Cleeve (TEX) - 8-6
Barretto/Dostanic (USC) def. Braswell/McDonald (TEX) - 8-4
Jackson/Rubell (USC) def. Talluri/Arimilli (TEX) - 8-5
#68 Stefan Dostanic (USC) def. #58 Siem Woldeab (TEX) - 7-5, 7-5
#17 Micah Braswell (TEX) def. #107 Bradley Frye (USC) - 6-4, 6-4
#64 Cleeve Harper (TEX) def. Peter Makk (USC) - 7-6 (4), 2-6, 6-4
Evin McDonald (TEX) def. Ryder Jackson (USC) - 6-2, 6-4
Nevin Arimilli (TEX) def. Samuel Rubell (USC) - 6-3, 4-6, 6-2
Paul Barretto (USC) def. Eshan Talluri (TEX) - 6-2, 6-2
Sunday, Sept. 26 | Athens, Ga.
Bryde/Henning (UGA) def. #17 Dostanic/Frye (USC) - 8-6
#25 Stewart/McCormick (UGA) def. Makk/Rubell (USC) - 8-5
Barretto/Jackson (USC) def. Grevelius/Croyder (UGA) - 8-6
#15 Philip Henning (UGA) def. #68 Stefan Dostanic (USC) - 4-6, 6-4, 6-4
Peter Makk (USC) def. #23 Hamish Stewart (UGA) - 3-6, 7-6 (4), 7-5
Tristan McCormick (UGA) def. Samuel Rubell (USC) - 6-4, 6-1
Thomas Paulsell (UGA) def. Paul Barretto (USC) - 6-3, 7-6 (4)
Ryder Jackson (USC) def. Erik Grevelius (UGA) - 6-4, 6-2