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No. 13 USC Men’s Tennis Advances Again In NCAA Action With 4-1 Win Over No. 17 San Diego

May 7, 2022

LOS ANGELES — The No. 13 USC men's tennis team won its 12th consecutive match today, beating No. 17 San Diego in the NCAA Second Round at Marks Stadium to extend the Trojans' run of trips to the NCAA Round of 16 to a 15th straight journey. In a top-10 battle at the top spot, it was USC's #7 Stefan Dostanic clinching things today with a straight-set win over San Diego's  #6 August Holmgren. The win was Dostanic's 19th straight, giving him 37 singles wins this season. Now gripping a 23-5 overall record, USC hits the road to take on No. 4 seed Ohio State next week.

In order to earn that right, USC had to go through the No. 17 Toreros today. The Trojans opened up by capturing the doubles point for the seventh straight match. Courts two and three hauled in that first point for the hosts, as #76 Peter Makk and Lodewijk Weststrate teamed up for a 6-2 win at the No. 2 spot. On court three, Wojtek Marek and Samuel Rubell grabbed another win with a 6-3 decision that suspended action on court one and plugged a 1-0 lead on the board for USC.

San Diego struck back with a straight-set win on court six, as Will Davies upended USC's #121 Lodewijk Weststrate 6-4, 6-1 to snarl things up at 1-1. At the No. 4 spot, USC's #56 Peter Makk stayed in winning form, stretching his singles win streak out eight as he collected a 6-0, 7-5 win over Alex Slater to nudge his Trojans back on top. Fellow freshman Ryan Colby responded next, topping David Norfeldt 6-3, 6-3, and USC was up 3-1. That set the table for #7 Dostanic's top-10 takedown on court one. The junior's 37th win of the season — most by a Trojans since 2012-13 — came on a 6-3, 6-4 victory over USD's #6 Holmgren and secured USC's 15th consecutive ticket to the NCAA Round of 16.

USC is due to take a trip to Ohio State next for action at the NCAA Super Regional, where the Trojans' 15th straight Round of 16 match will take place against the Buckeyes on Saturday (May 14) in Columbus, Ohio.

NCAA SECOND ROUND
#13 USC 4, #17 San Diego 1

May 7, 2022 | Marks Stadium (Los Angeles)
DOUBLES
(1) #7 Dostanic/Frye (USC) vs. #22 Holmgren/Osorio (USD) - 4-4 susp.
(2) #76 Makk/Weststrate (USC) def. Davies/Sharma (USD) - 6-2
(3) Marek/Rubell (USC) def. Norfeldt/Schaber (USD) - 6-3 
Order of finish: 2, 3
USC wins doubles point.
SINGLES
(1) #7 Stefan Dostanic (USC) def. #6 August Holmgren(USD) - 6-3, 6-4*
(2) #105 Bradley Frye (USC) vs. #111 Gui Osorio (USD) - 6-2, 5-6 susp. 
(3) Wojtek Marek (USC) vs. Sacchitt Sharma (USD) - 7-6 (4), 1-1 susp.
(4) #56 Peter Makk (USC) def. Alex Stater (USD) - 6-0, 7-5
(5) Ryan Colby (USC) def. David Norfeldt (USD) - 6-3, 6-3 
(6) Will Davies (USD) def. #121 Lodewijk Weststrate (USC) - 6-4, 6-1
Order of finish: 6, 4, 5, 1*