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No. 14 USC Men’s Tennis Captures 4-3 Pac-12 Win Over ASU

Mar 18, 2022

LOS ANGELES — The No. 14 USC men's tennis team scored a win in its first match of Pac-12 action this year, notching a 4-3 win over visiting Arizona State at Marks Stadium. USC collected the doubles point in swift fashion before piling on three straight-set singles wins and clinching it at 4-1 on Bradley Frye's victory on court four. USC improves to 11-4 overall and takes a 1-0 starts to Pac-12 play with today's win.

USC whipped up the doubles point with a couple decisive wins, first at the top spot as the Trojans' #14 Stefan Dostanic and Bradley Frye topped ASU's #49 McKennon/Salle 6-1 to set a winning tone. Hitting the finish line next to claim the opening point was the USC duo of Ryder Jackson and Wojtek Marek, who beat Bullard/Cassone 6-2.

Dostanic's head of steam continued into singles, as he scooped up a swift 6-1, 6-2 on court one over ASU's #94 Fabien Salle to make it a 2-0 Trojan advantage. Propping up the Trojans next was freshman  Ryan Colby, whose 6-1, 6-4 victory over Spencer Brachman on court six got USC a 3-0 lead. The Sun Devils got on the board next with Max McKennon's 6-3, 6-4 decision over USC freshman Wojtek Marek on court three, although USC would clinch things soon after. At the No. 4 spot, #116 Bradley Frey sealed victory for the Trojans on a 6-3, 7-5 win over Jacob Bullard, making it 4-1 Trojans. 

The match played on, and ASU snagged a second point when George Stoupe claimed a 10-point tiebreaker to decide things on court five, edging Ryder Jackson 3-6, 7-5, 1-0 (10-7) to make it 4-2. That left another three-setter raging between USC's #30 Peter Makk and ASU's #28 Murphy Cassone on court two. Another 10-point tiebreaker would break in the Sun Devils' favor, as the match wrapped as 4-3 final with Cassone's 3-6, 6-2, 1-0 (10-8) win.

Next up for the Trojans is another Pac-12 matchup as USC hosts Arizona at 1 p.m. on Sunday (March 20) at Marks Stadium.

#14 USC 4, Arizona State 3
March 18, 2022 | Marks Stadium (Los Angeles, Calif.)
DOUBLES
(1) #14 Dostanic/Frye (USC) def. #49 McKennon/Salle (ASU) - 6-1
(2) Jackson/Marek (USC) def. Bullard/Cassone (ASU) - 6-2
(3) Makk/Weststrate (USC) vs. Lerby/Stoupe (ASU) - 5-3 susp.
Order of finish: 1, 2
USC wins doubles point.
SINGLES
(1) #7 Stefan Dostanic (USC) def. #94 Fabien Salle (ASU) - 6-1, 6-2
(2) #28 Murphy Cassone (ASU) def. #30 Peter Makk (USC) - 3-6, 6-2, 1-0 (10-8)
(3) Max McKennon (ASU) def. Wojtek Marek (USC) - 6-3, 6-4
(4) #116 Bradley Frye (USC) def. Jacob Bullard (ASU) - 6-3, 7-5*
(5) George Stoupe (ASU) def. Ryder Jackson (USC) - 3-6, 7-5, 1-0 (10-7)
(6) Ryan Colby (USC) def. Spencer Brachman (ASU) - 6-1, 6-4
Order of finish: 1, 6, 3, 4*, 5, 2