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No. 13 USC Men’s Tennis Shoves Through To Pac-12 Semis With Shutout Of Cal

Apr 21, 2022

OJAI, CALIF. — The No. 13 USC men's tennis team issued a swift takedown of California in the Pac-12 Tournament quarterfinals today, silencing the Golden Bears with a 4-0 decision that sends the Trojans on to tomorrow's semifinals out at Libbey Park in Ojai, Calif.

USC scooped up the doubles point with two decisive wins on courts two and three. Ryder Jackson and Samuel Rubell combined forces for a 6-1 win over Cal's Hill/Magnaudet, and then moments later it  was Peter Makk and Lodewijk Weststrate cleaning up with a 6-1 score of their own on court two over Chen/Overbeck. That suspended a tied battle on court one, and brought on singles play.

At the top spot, USC's #5 Stefan Dostanic powered up for his 35th singles win of the season, topping  #93 Yuta Kikuchi 6-4, 6-2 to make it a 2-0 Trojan lead. Next to score a straight-set singles win was #56 Peter Makk, whose smooth 6-3, 6-4 win over Sean Hill got USC into position with a 3-0 advantage on the scoreboard. While matches tightened up on courts two, four and five, Samuel Rubell pressed on and got the late break he needed two dispatch Lucas Mangaudet 7-6, 6-4 and claim the clincher from court six for the second straight match.

USC now awaits the conclusion a Stanford-Arizona State quarterfinal match. The Trojans will face that match's winner in a 4 p.m. semifinal on Friday (April 22) at Libbey Park.

2022 PAC-12 TOURNAMENT

QUARTERFINALS
#13 USC 4, California 0
April 21, 2022 | Libbey Park (Ojai, Calif.)
DOUBLES
(1) #5 Dostanic/Frye (USC) vs. Hjorth/Kikuchi (CAL) - 4-4 susp.
(2) Makk/Weststrate (USC) def. Chen/Overbeck (CAL) - 6-1
(3) Jackson/Rubell (USC) def. Hill/Magnaudet (CAL) - 6-1
Order of finish: 3, 2
USC wins doubles point.
SINGLES
(1) #5 Stefan Dostanic (USC) def. #93 Yuta Kikuchi (CAL) - 6-4, 6-2
(2) Bradley Frye (USC) vs. Philip Hjorth (CAL) - 3-6, 7-5 susp.
(3) #56 Peter Makk (USC) def. Sean Hill (CAL) - 6-3, 6-4
(4) Ryan Colby (USC) vs. Carl Emil Overbeck (CAL) - 4-6, 6-2, 0-3 susp.
(5) #117 Lodewijk Weststrate (USC) vs. Derrick Chen (CAL) - 1-6, 6-6 susp.
(6) Samuel Rubell (USC) def. Lucas Magnaudet (CAL) - 7-6, 6-4*
Order of finish: 1, 2, 6*