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No. 8 USC Men’s Tennis Beats No. 24 Harvard, Punches 14th Straight Ticket To ITA National Team Indoors

Jan 30, 2022

The No. 8 USC men's tennis team whipped up another solid win at Marks Stadium, defeating No. 24 Harvard in the championship bout of the ITA Kickoff Weekend today at Marks Stadium. USC will now make its 14th straight trip to the ITA National Team Indoor Championships, which will be held next month in Seattle, Wash. The Trojans now hold a 4-0 record in these early goings of 2022 action. 
 
USC's top guns in doubles —#10 Stefan Dostanic and Bradley Frye — lived up to their billing in taking down Harvard's #11 Shi/Milavsky on court one with a 6-3 decision. Ryder Jackson and Wojtek Marek hauled in the doubles point for USC with a 6-4 win on court two. 
 
The Trojans promptly claimed first sets on five courts in singles. USC freshman Ryan Colby had a laser focus on a big win in his first match against the Crimson, sizzling his way to a 6-3, 6-4 win over Ronan Jachuck on court five to put the Trojans up 2-0. At the No. 6 slot, Ryder Jackson delivered a smooth 6-2, 6-2 victory over Steven Sun to extend the lead. With all eyes on the clincher, #35 Peter Makk stepped up, shrugging off his second set loss to #86 Daniel Milavsy to pin up a 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 decision that sealed the deal on USC's win over the Crimson with a 4-0 score on the board. 
 
That suspended matches on courts one, two and three, where #6 Stefan Dostanic, #70 Bradley Frye and Wojtek Marek were in tight third sets with their respective Harvard foes. 
 
Results from today's ITA Kickoff Weekend championship match at Marks Stadium are below. Next up for the top-ranked Trojans is a road trip to face Bay Area rivals Stanford on Saturday (Feb. 5) and Cal on Sunday (Feb. 6).  
 
#8 USC 4, #24 Harvard 0
Jan. 30, 2022 | Marks Stadium (Los Angeles, Calif.)
DOUBLES
(1) #10 Dostanic/Frye (USC) def. #11 Shi/Milavsky (HAR) – 6-3
(2) Jackson/Marek (USC) def. Walker/Jachuck (HAR) – 6-4
(3) Colby/Makk (USC) vs. Lins/Von Der Schulenburg (HAR) – 6-5 susp.
USC wins doubles point.
Order of finish: 1,2 
SINGLES
(1) #6 Stefan Dostanic (USC) vs. #17 Henry von der Schulenburg (HAR) – 4-6, 6-0, 4-4 susp.
(2) #70 Bradley Frye (USC) vs. #108 Harris Walker (HAR) – 7-6 (0), 4-6, 1-1 susp.
(3) Wojtek Marek (USC) vs. #57 Brian Shi (HAR) – 6-3, 3-6, 1-1 susp. 
(4) #35 Peter Makk (USC) def. #86 Daniel Milavsky (HAR)  - 6-3, 4-6, 6-3*
(5) Ryan Colby (USC) def. Ronan Jachuck (HAR) – 6-3, 6-4 
(6) Ryder Jackson (USC) def. Steven Sun (HAR) – 6-2, 6-2 
Order of finish: 5, 6, 4*