No. 7 USC Men Start Pac-12 Championships In Quarterfinals
The No. 7 Trojans (22-5) have picked up the No. 3 seed for the 2017 Pac-12 Championships after a 5-2 finish during regular-season conference play. That lands USC in a quarterfinal match against either Utah or No. 48 Washington at 3 p.m. on Thursday (April 27) at Libbey Park in Ojai, Calif. A win there would launch the Trojans into a semifinal bout against No. 10 California at 3 p.m. on Friday (April 28) to fight for a spot in the 6 p.m. televised championship match on Saturday (April 29). The final will air live on Pac-12 Networks. USC has won the Pac-12 Tournament title twice before, in 2012 and 2015.
No. 6 USC Men Fall To No. 8 Rival UCLA 4-1 In Westwood
The No. 6 USC men’s tennis team was making moves against No. 8 rival UCLA, but the Bruins were able to fend off the Trojans’ comeback hopes with a 4-1 victory in Westwood today. The loss moves USC to 22-5 overall and to a 5-2 finish in Pac-12 play as the Trojans now turn to the coming Pac-Tournament running April 26-29 in Ojai, Calif.
Pac-12 Title Up For Grabs As No. 6 USC Men Visit No. 8 Rival UCLA
The No. 6 Trojans (22-4, 5-1 Pac-12) can snag a share of the Pac-12 regular season championship this week if they can beat crosstown rival UCLA (16-4, 5-0) on the Bruins’ home courts. This 2017 rubber match also will determine the top seed in the coming conference tournament, and it all goes down at 3 p.m. on Friday (April 21) in Westwood.
A Senior Day Sweep For No. 6 USC Men
The No. 6 USC men's tennis team made today's Senior Day a true team effort, with a clean sweep coming against visiting Utah at Marks Stadium. All three USC seniors were in the lineup and were victorious today. David Laser stepped into the doubles lineup alongside fellow senior Nick Crystal to secure the doubles point for their Trojans, while Crystal and Rob Bellamy also snagged singles wins to go along with their doubles successes on the day. USC improves to 22-4 overall and to 5-1 in Pac-12 play with today's conference win.
No. 6 USC Men Rattle Off 4-0 Win Over Arizona
The No. 6 USC men’s tennis team poured out a stream of decisive wins today to tack up another home victory and another Pac-12 win with a 4-0 sweep of visiting Arizona. USC’s 15th win of the year at Marks Stadium bumped the Trojans up to 21-4 overall and to 4-1 in conference play, with this latest victory locked in with a clincher from Riley Smith on court six.