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Univ. of Southern California Men Team News
Sarmiento's ITA Indoor Run Ends In Quarterfinals
Monday, 11/12/2012

FLUSHING, N.Y. -- USC junior Ray Sarmiento had a tough draw in his quarterfinal bout at today's ITA National Indoor Championships in New York. After a morning win in the Round of 16, #9 Sarmiento was up against Pepperdine's #3 Sebastian Fanselow in the quarterfinals, and Fanselow was up to the challenge.

Sarmiento's day began with a powerful 6-4, 6-3 take-down of Virginia newcomer Mac Styslinger in today's single Round of 16. That put #9 Sarmiento up against the #3 Fanselow in the quarterfinals, and Fanselow was able to earn the right to move into tomorrow's semifinals with a 6-1, 6-2 decision over the Trojan junior.

Meanwhile, USC's sophomore doubles tandem of Yannick Hanfmann and Eric Johnson were in action in the consolation doubles draw, going 1-1 today.

Complete USC results from New York are below.

USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center • Flushing, N.Y.

Round of 32 - Nov. 8
#9 Ray Sarmiento (USC) def. #95 Winston Lin (COL) -- 4-6, 6-3, 6-4

Round of 16 - Nov. 9
#9 Ray Sarmiento (USC) def. Mac Styslinger (UVA) -- 6-4, 6-3

Quarterfinals - Nov. 9
#3 Sebastian Fanselow (PEP) def. #9 Ray Sarmiento (USC) -- 6-1, 6-2

Round of 32 - Nov. 8
Buerchner/Nemcsek (UNF) def. Hanfmann/Johnson (USC) -- 8-5
Nov. 9
Akbar/Cistra (IDAHO) def. Hanfmann/Johnson (USC) -- 8-5
Hanfmann/Johnson (USC) def. Gosea/Kopiski (ILL) -- score n/a