First-Time NCAA Trips Ahead for Three Trojans In Men’s Tennis Individual Action
USC men's tennis has a fresh set of faces heading into their first NCAA Individual competition, with two Trojans locked in for singles play and one USC doubles duo in that draw. Junior Stefan Dostanic and freshman Peter Makk have secured their first spots in the 64-player NCAA Singles draw, while Dostanic and senior Bradley Frye will make their NCAA doubles debut together.
As the No. 7 seed in the NCAA Singles draw, Dostanic has already guaranteed himself his first round of ITA All-America honors. He'll double down on that alongside Frye as a No. 5-8 seeded pair in NCAA Doubles, locking up All-America status there, too. Dostanic was the automatic qualifier in singles and in doubles with Frye as the top representatives out of the Pac-12.
Dostanic carries a 17-match singles win streak into the coming NCAA Team Tournament. He boasts a 35-4 overall singles record, marking the most single-season wins by a Trojan since 2016-17. This year, he rose to a career-best singles ranking of No. 2 in the nation, and he currently sits at No. 6 in the land to help him lock up that No. 7 seed in this year's NCAA Singles draw.
Makk, meanwhile, grips a nice win streak of his own. He's won seven straight singles matches as the freshman heads into his first NCAA experience. At 23-11 overall in singles, he boasts the second most wins by a Trojan this season, and he currently ranks No. 53 in the nation.
USC's top doubles duo — Dostanic and Frye — carry a 23-9 overall record into NCAA play. They've ranked as high as No. 3 in the nation this year and are currently slotted at No. 8. Both will be making their first trips into NCAA Individual action with this year's No. 5-8 seeding into the tourney.
Following the NCAA Team Championship event, where the Trojans are seeded No. 13, NCAA Individual competition is set to run May 23-28 at the Khan Outdoor Tennis Complex in Champaign, Ill.