Riley Smith Named Pac-12 Player of the Week
The USC men’s tennis team's hottest hand right now belongs to freshman Riley Smith, who has ridden a 10-match singles win streak to his first selection as Pac-12 Player of the Week. Smith collected four singles wins and four doubles victories during a stretch of five matches last week, including a perfect singles run at the BNP Paribas Collegiate Cup in Indian Wells. Smith’s selection as Pac-12 Player of the Week makes him the second Trojan to win the award this season and brings the program its 50th all-time weekly honor from the conference on the men’s side.
No. 7 USC Men Slip Up In 4-3 Loss To No. 6 Baylor In Indian Wells
The No. 7 USC men's tennis team had its winning run upended by No. 6 Baylor today in the title match at the BNP Paribas Open Collegiate Challenge. The Trojans had crafted a 3-0 lead over the Bears before Baylor struck back and claimed the next four singles matches to ring up a 4-3 win over USC in Indian Wells, Calif. USC goes to 17-3 overall with today's loss.
No. 7 USC Men Heat Up For Another Win In Indian Wells
The No. 7 USC men’s tennis team drummed up its second win over a top-10 team this season while stringing up the Trojans’ ninth straight victory with today’s 4-1 win over No. 9 Oklahoma out at the BNP Paribas Open Collegiate Challenge in Indian Wells, Once again, USC captured a decisive doubles point before pressing on to a strong stand in singles. Riley Smith picked up the first singles win for the Trojan cause before Logan Smith netted USC a 3-1 lead to put the Trojans in position for the win. At the No. 2 spot, senior Nick Crystal came through in the clutch, clinching things with a second-set tiebreaker to bring USC the win and improve the Trojans to 17-2 overall on the year. USC will now face No. 6 Baylor in the event’s championship bout tomorrow (March 19) at 10 a.m. PT.
No. 7 USC Men Serve Up Sweep Of South Florida In Indian Wells
The No. 7 USC men's tennis team heated up for its eighth straight victory today, topping No. 32 South Florida 4-0 to open up action at the BNP Paribas Open Collegiate Challenge out in Indian Wells, Calif. After collecting the doubles point, USC rattled off three straight-set singles win, getting a quick win from Brandon Holt before rapid-fire finishes from Logan Smith and then Riley Smith to secure victory for the Trojan cause. USC is now 16-2 overall on the year and turns to face No. 2 seeded Oklahoma tomorrow (March 18) in a 2 p.m. semifinal.
No. 7 USC Men Dig In For Two Wins On Home Turf
The No. 7 USC men’s tennis team closed out a long day at Marks Stadium with two more wins to tack up in its 2017 journey, beating visiting Lehigh 7-0 and Texas Tech 4-3 in a home doubleheader today. USC was in cruise control in the morning match, sprinting through the doubles point and then staying the course in singles with Laurens Verboven coming up with the clincher against the Mountain Hawks. Against Texas Tech, USC had a little more work to do. It was a tight double point, but the Trojans got it done with wins on courts two and three. In singles, the Red Raiders closed the gap down to one, only to see Jack Jaede dig in and claim a second-set tiebreaker to secure victory for the Trojans on court four. The two wins improve the No. 7 Trojans to 15-2 overall on the year.