Daniel Nguyen and Ray Sarmiento on the mens side and Danielle Lao, Zoe Scandelis, and Sabrina Santamaria on the womens side compete in New York for the ITA indoor Championships. Senior Daniel Nguyen is match against the first seed and Soph Ray Sarmiento plays 6th seeded Chase Buchanan of Ohio State, starting Thursday. Buchanan, Nguyen, and Sarmiento are ranked ahead of the first seed Mitchell Frank so who knows whats going on, but I do feel with Daniels experience he will unseed Frank and Ray and Chase will have a 3 set match.
On the Women side of things USCs players have good placement and should get into the second round with no problems, I thinking that freshman Scandelis and Santamaria could make it all the way. Those two could have easily turned pro as did one recruit from last year. Kaitlyn Christian USCs #3 player from last year lost in the semi-finals at the Jack Karmer invitational over the weekend. Gabriella DeSimone, Valeria Pulido and Alison Ramos will be having some fun in the desert at the Palm Springs Desert Classic this week.
Now getting to the Southern California Intercollegents at UCLA USC has Freshman Yannick Hanfmann #1 seed, Emilio Gomez (2) freshmen Johnny Yang and Eric Johnson in the draw of 32, I booking that all will make it into the next round. Now on the Steven Johnson watch he is into the round of 16 after beating Pro Jack Sock (who went 3 rounds at the US open losing to Andy Rodick) 7-6, 6-4 and will face 2nd seeded Micheal Russell(93rd ranked) in the round of 16.
Men's Singles NCAA Tennis 2011 Final -Last Game Of Match-Johnson (USC) vs Williams (TEN) (5/30/2011) (via sportsimmortality)