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Univ. of Southern California Men Team News
Trojans' ITA All-American Runs End In Quarterfinals
Sunday, 10/07/2012

TULSA, OKLA. - USC junior Emilio Gomez came up one upset short of a semifinal spot in the ITA Men's All-American Championship singles draw, falling in the quarterfinals to the No. 6 seed in Tulsa, Okla. Fellow Trojan junior Ray Sarmiento also saw his All-American run come to a close in the quarterfinals, although both Trojans have earned their right to play in the ITA National Indoor Championships later in the season with their solid singles efforts.

#23 Emilio Gomez had upended the tournament's No. 11 seed and top seed in back-to-back wins to take his place in the quarterfinals. Today, Gomez took on Virginia's No. 6 seeded Alex Domijan, who was able to snap Gomez' upset streak with a 6-4, 6-4 win over the Trojan to steal a semifinal spot.

USC's No. 7 seeded Ray Sarmiento, meanwhile, came up against an upset-minded Matija Pecotic of Princeton. The Tiger had been making strong moves through the singles draw, most recently managing an amazing marathon win over USC sophomore Roberto Quiroz in the Round of 16. Matija was solid again against Sarmiento in the quarterfinals, and Sarmiento would retire from the match with Matija leading 6-7 (5), 6-3, 4-1.

Full USC results at the ITA All-American are below.

2012 ITA Men's All-American Championships (Tulsa, Okla.)

MAIN DRAW SINGLES
First Round - Oct. 4
#23 Emilio Gomez (USC) def. #50 Leandro Toledo (MINN) -- 6-1, 6-4
#85 Roberto Quiroz (USC) def. #4 [3] Evan King (MICH) -- 6-2, 6-4
#9 [7] Ray Sarmiento (USC) def. #52 Alexis Huegas (VCU) -- 7-6 (4), 6-2
#11 [9] Andreas Mies (AUB) def. #25 Yannick Hanfmann (USC) -- 5-7, 6-2, 3-0 ret.
 
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Round of 32 - Oct. 4
#23 Emilio Gomez (USC) def. #13 [11] Kyle McMorrow (WASH) -- 6-3, 2-6, 7-5
#85 Roberto Quiroz (USC) vs. #30 Juan Spir (GT) -- 5-7, 6-3, 6-3
#9 [7] Ray Sarmiento (USC) def. Greg Andrews (UND) -- 6-3, 6-4

Round of 16 - Oct. 5
#23 Emilio Gomez (USC) def. [1] Henrique Cunha (DUKE) -- 6-3, 6-2
Matija Pecotic (PRIN) def. #85 Roberto Quiroz (USC) -- 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (11)
#9 [7] Ray Sarmiento (USC) def. Tom Jomby (KEN) -- 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-4

Quarterfinals - Oct. 6
#8 [6] Alex Domijan (UVA) def. #23 Emilio Gomez (USC) - 6-4, 6-4
Matija Pecotic (PRIN) def. #9 [7] Ray Sarmiento (USC) - 6-3, 6-7 (1), 4-1 ret.

MAIN DRAW DOUBLES
Round of 32 - Oct. 4
[8] Cunha/Hemmeler (DUKE) vs. Gomez/Hanfmann (USC) -- w/o
#12 [6] Quiroz/Sarmiento (USC) def. Sock/Stenger (NEB) -- 8-3

Round of 16 - Oct. 5
Cochrane/Mies (AUB) def. #12 [6] Quiroz/Sarmiento (USC) -- 9-7

QUALIFYING SINGLES
First Round -- Oct. 1
Eric Johnson (USC) def. Albert Ochagavia (ODU) -- 6-2, 6-1
[24] #85 Roberto Quiroz (USC) def. Diego Acosta (PUR) -- 6-2, 7-6 (2)

Second Round -- Oct. 2
Eric Johnson (USC) def. #70 [13] Sebastian Stiefelmeyer (LOU) -- 6-2, 6-2
[24] #85 Roberto Quiroz (USC) def. #116 Emmett Egger (WASH) -- 6-1, 6-3

Third Round -- Oct. 3
Mac Styslinger (OKLA) def. Eric Johnson (USC) -- 7-5, 6-4 [24] #85 Roberto Quiroz (USC) def. Axel Alvarez (UVA) -- 6-4, 6-2
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