Roberto Quiroz Wins Clay Court Singles Crown
ORLANDO, FLA. - USC sophomore Roberto Quiroz showed his singles strength this weekend in cruising to the crown at the USTA Clay Court Invitational in Orlando, Fla., topping off his trip with a 6-1, 6-3 championship win over his opponent from Duke. He also reached the doubles semifinals with teammate Yannick Hanfmann.
The Florida tournament consisted of several draws of singles and doubles competition. The Trojans had a strong group in the Gold Draw, led by eventual champ Robert Quiroz. Sophomore Yannick Hanfmann worked his way to the semifinals in the draw, falling to Quiroz' title match opponent Michael Redlicki. Freshman Max de Vroome and sophomore Jonny Wang fell in the first round. Quiroz and Hanfmann both opened their runs with straight-set victories. Quiroz would keep that streak alive as he rolled to the title, which Hanfmann was upended in the semis.
In the Garnet Draw, USC junior Michael Grant was the lone soldier, opening with a win before falling in a third-set tiebreaker in the second round.
In the Gold Doubles Draw, USC had Quiroz and Hanfmann paired up as the No. 4 seeded team, and De Vroome and Grant teamed up at the other end of the bracket. Hanfmann/Quiroz would win two before falling in the semis, and De Vroome/Grant won their first and then fell in the quarters.