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USC Men's and Women's Tennis keep up Winning ways.

The Mens team after knocking off #3 Texas, follows that with a 5-2 victory of Louisville to go 12-2 on the season. After sweeping the doubles, #1 player Steve Johnson led the Trojans through singles to capture their 12 win on the year. His 6-1, 6-2 victory over #12 ranked Austen Childs is yet another impressive win for Steve who might be well on his way to successful pro career, which is every young tennis players dream. Freshman Emilo Gomez was the next Trojan netter on the board with a 6-2, 7-6 win over Alejandro Calligari, then came Danny Nguyens 6-4, 6-4 clincher over Simon Childs to win the match. The trojans were playing without Raymond Sariemento (wrist ingury) so we using players 5,6 and seven, which is why the Cards got the #5 and #6 singles matches.

(1) #1 Steve Johnson (USC) def. #12 Austen Childs (LOU) -- 6-1, 6-2
(2) #44 Jaak Poldma (USC) def. #115 Viktor Maksimcuk (LOU) -- 7-6 (5), 4-6, 1-0 (10-6)
(3) #19 Daniel Nguyen (USC) def. Simon Childs (LOU) -- 6-4, 6-4*
(4) Emilio Gomez (USC) def. Alejandro Calligari (LOU) -- 6-2, 7-6
(5) Andrew Carter (LOU) def. JT Sundling (USC) -- 7-6, 5-7, 1-0 (10-7)
(6) Robert Hall (LOU) def. Michael Grant (USC) -- 6-0, 7-5
Order of finish: 1, 4, 3*, 6, 2, 5
USC wins 5-2

The Women had an impressive week in beating Fresno State 6-1 and traveling to Pepperdine to Wipeout the Waves 5-2. USC dominated Fresno winning the doubles and taking all but one singles match with a tie breaker played for 3rd set at #6 singles. Moving on to take on Malibu's most wanted was next and the Ladies didn't disappoint, netting a 5-2 road victory over the #30 ranked Waves. After taking the doubles point the Trojans recorded 4 out of 6 singles matches in their favor led by #1 Maria Sanchez, followed by #18 Danielle Lao and clinched by the Stellar play of #5 player Cristala Andrews. Andrews has been the hottest of all Trojans in the past 3 weeks and has won 3 in row and 7 of 8 matches, a nice touch to her senior year for the Las Vegas Native.


USC stays in town next week for a pair of home matches at Marks Stadium. The Trojans will host Syracuse at 12 p.m. on Tuesday (March 15) before facing Arizona State at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday (March 16).

#16 USC 5, #30 Pepperdine 2
March 12, 2011 -- Malibu, Calif.
DOUBLES
(1) #20 Christian/Sanchez (USC) def. Colffer/Zalameda (PEP) -- 8-1
(2) Bhargava/Granillo (PEP) def. Kinstler/Lao (USC) -- 8-5
(3) Andrews/Ramos (USC) def. Issara/Oates (PEP) -- 8-3
USC wins doubles point.
Order of finish: 1, 3, 2
SINGLES
(1) #2 Maria Sanchez (USC) def. Arianna Colffer (PEP) -- 6-3, 6-2
(2) #18 Danielle Lao (USC) def. Anamika Bhargava (PEP) -- 6-4, 6-2
(3) #113 Kaitlyn Christian (USC) def. Ale Granillo (PEP) -- 6-3, 5-7, 1-0 (10-8)
(4) Marie Zalameda (PEP) def. Alison Ramos (USC) -- 2-6, 6-4, 6-4
(5) Cristala Andrews (USC) def. Khunpak Issara (PEP) -- 6-4, 7-5*
(6) Andrea Oates (PEP) def. Lyndsay Kinstler (USC) -- 6-1, 6-3
Order of finish: 1, 2, 6, 5*, 4, 3

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