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Saturday Recap: USC & UCLA Men Complete Bay Area Sweep; Stanford Women Win 4-3 Thriller at USC; UCLA Women Rout Cal; BYU & Arizona State Earn Top 25 Wins

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The USC men finished off a weekend sweep in the Bay Area by following up a 4-2 win over #40 Cal with a 4-1 win over #10 Stanford. The Trojans won a close doubles point with Brandon Holt and Riley Smith winning 7-5 at No. 1 while Daniel Cukierman and Tanner Smith prevailed 7-6(3) at No. 3. Stanford tied it up at 1-1 with a 6-4, 6-3 win from Timothy Sah at No. 6 but USC was in control everywhere else and would add straight set wins from Daniel Cukierman, Laurens Verboven, and Riley Smith at No. 2, No. 3, and No. 4 with Verboven getting the clinch. 

The Stanford women looked like they were going to be upset at #16 USC but senior Caroline Lampl refused to lose and gutted out a third set tiebreak to secure the 4-3 Cardinal win. With the score even at 3-3, USC's Rianna Valdes served for the match on two occasions at 5-4 and 6-5 but she wouldn't come close to a match point on either occasion so off to a tiebreak they went. The tiebreak was tied at 3-3 at the changeover but Lampl would take the next 3 points to go ahead 6-3 and would go on to take it 7-4. The win was Lampl's 15th straight and it came on a day when the Cardinal needed it with Emily Arbuthnott out of the singles lineup. 

#12 USC 4, #10 Stanford 1
March 30, 2019 | Palo Alto, Calif.
Doubles Results (Order of finish: 1, 3)
1. #16 Holt/R. Smith (USC) def. #43 Geller/Rotsaert (STAN) - 7-5
2. Jaede/Verboven (USC) vs. Barber/Genesen (STAN) - 6-6 (0-1) susp.
3. Cukierman/T. Smith (USC) def. Kumar/Sah (STAN) - 7-6 (3)
Singles Results (Order of finish: 6, 2, 4, 3)
1. #17 Brandon Holt (USC) vs. #8 Axel Geller (STAN) - 7-6 (4), 4-6, 3-4 susp.
2. #10 Daniel Cukierman (USC) def. #33 Alexandre Rotsaert (STAN) - 6-3, 6-3
3. #28 Laurens Verboven (USC) def. #60 William Genesen (STAN) - 7-6 (3), 7-5*
4. Riley Smith (USC) def. #61 Sameer Kumar (STAN) - 6-3, 6-3
5. #71 Logan Smith (USC) vs. Michael Genender (STAN) - 7-6 (3), 5-5 susp.
6. Timothy Sah (STAN) def. Mor Bulis (USC) - 6-4, 6-3

 

#7 Stanford 4, #16 USC 3
March 30, 2019 – Marks Stadium | Los Angeles, Calif.
Doubles Results (Order of Finish: 2, 3)
1. #20 Kulikov/Valdes (USC) vs. #12 Lampl/Yee (Stan.) – 5-3 susp.
2. #18 Arbuthnott/Gordon (Stan.) def. Weissmann /Willson (USC) – 6-1
3. #41 Lord/Madurawe (Stan.) def. Branstine/Ewing (USC) – 6-2
Singles Results (Order of Finish: 2, 6, 1, 5, 4, 3*)
1. #28 Michaela Gordon (Stan.) def. #49 Salma Ewing (USC) – 6-3, 6-4
2. #47 Melissa Lord (Stan.) def. #75T Angela Kulikov (USC) – 6-2, 6-2
3. Rianna Valdes (USC) vs. #58 Caroline Lampl (Stan.) – 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (4)*
4. Ana Neffa (USC) def. #57 Janice Shin (Stan.) – 6-3, 6-4
5. #124 Danielle Willson (USC) def. #81 Emma Higuchi (Stan.) – 6-3, 6-4
6. Constance Branstine (USC) def. #83 Sara Choy (Stan.) – 6-4, 6-3

 

The UCLA women won a top 15 showdown at home with a dominating 6-1 win over #15 Cal. The Bruins won the doubles point easily and then rolled to four straight set wins in singles before Cal got its first and only point at No. 6.

The UCLA men matched USC's performance in the Bay Area by following up a 4-2 win over Stanford with a 4-2 win at Cal. UCLA senior Maxime Cressy clinched for the second day in a row after coming back from 6-3, 5-2 down to defeat Yuta Kikuchi 3-6, 7-6 I2), 6-1 at No. 1 singles. 

#11 UCLA 6, #15 California 1
3/30/2019 at Los Angeles, CA (Los Angeles Tennis Center)
Singles competition
1. #56 Jada Hart (UCLA) def. #30 Julia Rosenqvist (CAL) 6-2, 6-7 (5-7), 1-0 (10-8)
2. #18 Elysia Bolton (UCLA) def. #74 Anna Bright (CAL) 6-1, 6-2
3. Ayan Broomfield (UCLA) def. Katerina Stloukalova (CAL) 6-1, 7-5
4. Alaina Miller (UCLA) def. Maria Smith (CAL) 6-2, 6-3
5. Abi Altick (UCLA) def. Hana Mraz (CAL) 6-4, 6-3
6. Alexis Nelson (CAL) def. Taylor Johnson (UCLA) 6-4, 2-6, 6-2
Doubles competition
1. #11 Gabby Andrews/Ayan Broomfield (UCLA) vs. #13 Hana Mraz/Julia Rosenqvist (CAL) 4-2, unfinished
2. #22 Elysia Bolton/Jada Hart (UCLA) def. #23 Anna Bright/Jasie Dunk (CAL) 6-1
3. #45 Abi Altick/Alaina Miller (UCLA) def. Olivia Hauger/Katerina Stloukalova (CAL) 6-1
Match Notes:
California 9-5; National ranking #15
UCLA 12-4; National ranking #11
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2); Singles (2,4,5,3,6,1)
T-2:35

 

#19 UCLA 4, #40 California 2
3/30/2019 at Berkeley, CA (Hellman Tennis Complex)
Singles competition
1. #92 Maxime Cressy (UCLA) def. Yuta Kikuchi (CAL) 3-6, 7-6 (7-2), 6-1
2. #80 Keegan Smith (UCLA) def. Jack Molloy (CAL) 6-4, 7-6 (7-1)
3. #35 Govind Nanda (UCLA) def. Paul Barretto (CAL) 6-3, 6-2
4. Bjorn Hoffmann (CAL) def. Patrick Zahraj (UCLA) 2-6, 6-1, 7-5
5. Ben Draper (CAL) def. Ben Goldberg (UCLA) 7-6 (7-5), 6-3
6. Mert Zincirli (CAL) vs. #100 Mathew Tsolakyan (UCLA) 5-7, 6-4, 0-3, unfinished
Doubles competition
1. #36 Maxime Cressy/Keegan Smith (UCLA) def. #79 Paul Barretto/Can Kaya (CAL) 6-4
2. Jack Molloy/Mert Zincirli (CAL) vs. Govind Nanda/Connor Rapp (UCLA) 4-5, unfinished
3. Bryce Pereira/Patrick Zahraj (UCLA) def. Ben Draper/Yuta Kikuchi (CAL) 6-4
Match Notes:
UCLA 10-4; National ranking #19
California 9-9; National ranking #40
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3); Singles (3,5,2,4,1)

 

BYU improved to 15-3 with a gritty 4-3 win at home over #24 San Diego. The Cougars won the doubles point with wins at No. 1 and No. 2 and then the teams split the first four matches in singles at the four-court indoor facility. San Diego tied it at 3-3 with a 3-6, 7-6, 7-6 win by David Norfeldt at No. 5 but BYU's Matthew Pearce won the decider at No. 6 singles 7-6, 7-6.

“My heart is full,” BYU head coach Brad Pearce said. “It was just an incredible team effort. We talked about fighting like dragons and, you know, we did that today. I just couldn’t be more proud of these guys."

#42 BYU 4, #24 San Diego 3
March 30, 2019 at Provo, Utah
Doubles Results (Order of Finish: 3, 1, 2)
1. Sean Hill/Jeffrey Hsu (BYU) def. Nico Borter/Gui Osorio (USD) 6-1
2. Sam Tullis/Ben Gajardo (BYU) def. #46 Joel Gamerov/August Holmgren (USD) 6-4
3. Guus Koevermans/David Norfeldt (USD) def. Mateo Vereau/Matthew Pearce (BYU) 6-1
Singles Results (Order of Finish: 3, 1, 4, 2, 5, 6)
1. Sean Hill (BYU) def. August Holmgren (USD) 6-3, 3-6, 6-2
2. #67 Gui Osorio (USD) def. Jeffrey Hsu (BYU) 6-4, 6-7 (3-7), 6-1
3. Joel Gamerov (USD) def. Mateo Vereau (BYU) 6-4, 6-1
4. Sam Tullis (BYU) def. Nico Borter (USD) 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
5. David Norfeldt (USD) def. Ben Gajardo (BYU) 3-6, 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (7-5)
6. Matthew Pearce (BYU) def. Guus Koevermans (USD) 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (7-5)

 

Arizona State picked up its second win of the season over a top 25 opponent with a 4-2 road win at #25 Arizona. The Sun Devils won the crucial doubles point with a 7-6 (8) win in the decider at No. 1 and then in singles Arizona would even it at 2-2 with straight set wins at No. 5 and No. 6 while ASU won in straights at No. 4. ASU's Dominik Kellovsky put the Sun Devils ahead with a 3-6, 6-2, 6-4 win at No. 2 and Justin Roberts clinched at No. 3 with a 7-5, 3-6, 6-3 win. 

"It was a really fun match to be a part of and it was a huge win for us," ASU coach Matt Hill said. "We've had a lot of adversity on and off the court, so this was a huge confidence boost for us."

#47 Arizona State 4, #25 Arizona 2
Mar 30, 2019 at Tuscon, Arizona
Singles Results
1. Jonas Ziverts (ARIZ) vs. Nathan Ponwith (ASU) 3-6, 6-4, 6-5, unfinished
2. Dominik Kellovsky (ASU) def. Filip Malbasic (ARIZ) 3-6, 6-2, 6-4
3. Justin Roberts (ASU) def. Igor Karpovets (ARIZ) 7-5, 3-6, 6-3
4. Tim Ruehl (ASU) def. Alejandro Reguant (ARIZ) 6-4, 6-4
5. Carlos Hassey (ARIZ) def. Makey Rakotomalala (ASU) 6-2, 6-1
6. Jonas Maier (ARIZ) def. Benjamin Hannestad (ASU) 7-6, 6-1
Doubles Results
1. Nathan Ponwith/Dominik Kellovsky (ASU) def. Jonas Ziverts/Igor Karpovets (ARIZ) 7-6 (10-8)
2. Filip Malbasic/Alejandro Reguant (ARIZ) def. Makey Rakotomalala/Justin Roberts (ASU) 6-1
3. Tim Ruehl/Andrea Bolla (ASU) def. Jonas Maier/Stewart Block (ARIZ) 6-4
Match Notes:
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (5,6,4,2,3) 

 

Other Notable Men's Results

  • #8 Mississippi State won at #38 Arkansas 5-2
  • #14 Illinois def. Nebraska 7-0
  • #18 South Carolina def. #32 LSU 5-2
  • #21 Michigan won at Purdue 4-3
  • Northwestern def. #41 Iowa 6-1 
  • Princeton def. #48 Penn 5-2
  • Denver def. Drake 4-3
  • Loyola Marymount def. Pacific 4-3 
 
To see other results head to the ITA's result portal
*All quotes are from the respective school's recaps
 
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  • Comment Link Douglas Sunday, 31 March 2019 21:36 posted by Douglas

    Bobby, I get the feeling that the college tennis season is a bit too long. We have hit a lull period in the season. I think everyone is ready to get on with the NCAAs already!

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