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Cal Falls To No. 13 USC In Ojai

Apr 21, 2022
Cal senior Philip Hjorth was headed to a third set in singles when USC ended the match.

OJAI, Calif. – Seventh-seeded California men's tennis bowed out of the Pac-12 Championship with a 4-0 loss to second-seeded USC in Thursday's quarterfinals at Libbey Park.
The 13th-ranked Trojans completed their win over the 50th-ranked Golden Bears when Samuel Rubell defeated Cal's Lucas Magnaudet, 7-6, 6-4.
Cal's record falls to 11-10. USC improves to 19-5 and advances to Friday's semifinals of the conference tournament.
The Bears dropped the doubles point when USC's Peter Makk and Lodewijk Westrate defeated Carl Emil Overbeck and Derrick Chen, 6-1, on court two.
Things were looking up in singles, with the Bears winning three of six first sets. On court four, Overbeck had a lead in the third set over Ryan Colby, 6-4, 2-6, 3-0, while on court five, Chen was in a second-set tiebreak and close to wrapping up a win over USC's 117th-ranked Lodewijk Westrate at 6-1, 6-6. Over on court two, Cal senior Philip Hjorth split sets with Bradley Frye and was heading to a third set.
But before the Bears could complete those matches, USC picked up wins on courts one, three and ultimately six to end the tournament for Cal.
[2] No. 13 USC (19-5) defeated [7] No. 50 California (11-10), 4-0
April 21, 2022, in Ojai, Calif.
Libbey Park
1. Yuta Kikuchi/Philip Hjorth (Cal) vs. No. 5 Stefan Dostanic/Bradley Frye (USC), 4-4 (Unfinished)
2. Peter Makk/Lodewijk Westrate (USC) def. Carl Emil Overbeck/Derrick Chen (Cal), 6-1*
3. Paul Barretto/Samuel Rubell (USC) def. Sean Hill/Lucas Magnaudet (Cal), 6-1
Order of Finish – 3, 2*
*Clinched the doubles point
1. No. 5 Stefan Dostanic (USC) def. No. 93 Yuta Kikuchi (Cal), 6-4, 6-2
2. Philip Hjorth (Cal) vs. Bradley Frye (USC), 6-3, 5-7, 0-0 (Unfinished)
3. No. 56 Peter Makk (USC) def. Sean Hill (Cal), 6-3, 6-4
4. Carl Emil Overbeck (Cal) vs. Ryan Colby (USC), 6-4, 2-6, 3-0 (Unfinished)
5. Derrick Chen (Cal) vs. No. 117 Lodewijk Westrate (USC), 6-1, 6-6 (Unfinished)
6. Samuel Rubell (USC) def. Lucas Magnaudet (Cal), 7-6, 6-4^
Order of Finish – 1, 3, 6^
^Clinched the overall match