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USC wins fourth consecutive NCAA men's tennis title in all-nighter

May 23, 2012|By Gary Klein
  • USC players and coaches enjoy the moment after wrapping up the Trojans' fourth straight NCAA tennis title early Wednesday
USC players and coaches enjoy the moment after wrapping up the Trojans'… (John Bazemore / Associated…)

The USC men’s tennis team continued its domination, winning its fourth consecutive NCAA championship with a 4-2 victory over Virginia at Athens, Ga.

USC endured rain delays and a venue change to defeat the Cavaliers in a match that started Tuesday at 5 p.m. and ended Wednesday around 1 a.m.

USC, winner of 20 NCAA men’s tennis championships, became the first school since Stanford to win four consecutive titles. The Cardinal won in 1995 through '98.

USC trailed Virginia, 1-0, after losing the doubles point. Following a 2½-hour rain delay, the match moved indoors at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex.

USC’s Steve Johnson, the nation’s top-ranked singles player, defeated Jarmere Jenkins, 6-3, 6-2.

But USC's Daniel Nguyen lost to Mitchell Frank, 6-3, 6-2.

USC’s Emilio Gomez defeated Drew Courtney, 6-4, 6-2, and USC’s Ray Sarmiento defeated Alex Domijan, 6-4, 7-5.

Freshman Yannick Hanfmann clinched the victory for USC with a 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (3) win against Justin Shane.

USC freshman Robert Quiroz had lost the first set against Virginia’s Julen Uriguen, 2-6, before coming back to win the second, 7-6 (3). Quiroz trailed, 3-4, in the third set but the match was suspended when Hanfmann clinched the team victory.

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