USC: Roberto Quiroz

USC men's tennis wins fourth straight title

May, 23, 2012
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The USC men's tennis team won its record-tying fourth consecutive NCAA national title on Tuesday with a late-night 4-3 victory over Virginia in Athens, Ga.

The championship matchup had to be moved indoors after afternoon rain first delayed the action on the outdoor courts at the University of Georgia.

USC freshman Yannick Hanfmann, playing the final of six singles matches, battled back from down a break in the third set to win it all for his team in a dramatic tiebreaker. Steve Johnson, Raymond Sarmiento and Roberto Quiroz also won singles matches for the Trojans after they lost the crucial doubles point on the outdoor courts to start off the action.

USC, the first college tennis team since Stanford's 1995-98 teams to win four consecutive national championships, finishes 2012 with a 33-1 overall record. Interestingly, the Trojans' men's water polo team is also on a run of four straight titles.

Johnson, the reigning NCAA singles champion, and fellow senior Daniel Nguyen both won the national title all four years they were in college.

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2013 TEAM LEADERS

PASSINGATTCOMPYDSTD
C. Kessler361236296820
RUSHINGCARYDSAVGTD
J. Allen1357855.814
T. Madden1387035.13
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGTD
M. Lee5779113.94
N. Agholor5691816.46
TEAMRUSHPASSTOTAL
Offense174.2218.1392.3
TEAMPFPAMARGIN
Scoring28.521.37.2