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Georgia Men’s Tennis Falls to Southern Cal


The seventh-ranked Georgia men’s tennis team fell to top-ranked USC, 4-0, Sunday afternoon in the SEC/Pac-12 Showdown held at UGA’s Lindsey Hopkins Indoor Facility.

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The Bulldogs (3-1) split a pair of matches in the two-day event, beating No. 4 UCLA on Saturday before dropping the contest to the Trojans on Sunday.
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“USC really played like the championship team that they are,” said Georgia coach Manuel Diaz. “They won the big points today, and all the credit goes to them. I think our team fought well. We didn’t play poorly, and all the matches were contested. They were just a little bit better than we were. I think we can learn a lot from this. Our guys need to hold their heads high. We had some matches out there that we could’ve turned the tide on, but all the credit goes to USC. They did a phenomenal job out there today.”
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The Trojans won doubles matches at Nos. 1 and 2 to claim the early 1-0 lead. The nation’s No. 1-ranked pair of Yannick Hanfmann and Roberto Quiroz beat 16th-ranked Paul Oosterbaan and Ben Wagland, 6-2, then Max De Vromme and Eric Johnson clinched the doubles point at No. 2 with a 6-3 win over 34th-ranked Eric Diaz and Austin Smith. The No. 3 doubles match featuring the UGA team of Wayne Montgomery and Nathan Pasha was abandoned at 4-4.
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In singles, Quiroz was first to finish at No. 2 with a 7-5, 6-2 win over No. 15 Pasha, then third-ranked Hanfmann held off No. 32 Montgomery at No. 1, 6-4, 7-6(4). Montgomery, who was playing No. 1 for the first time in his career, broke to tie the second set at 5-5, then went ahead 6-5 before Hanfmann rallied to win.
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The Trojans (4-0) clinched the match at No. 4 where Johnson outlasted Nick Wood 6-1, 4-6, 7-5. Smith was in the third set at No. 2, and matches at Nos. 5 and 6 were early in the first set when Johnson clinched the win for USC.
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Georgia’s loss snaps its 27-match regular season home winning streak that began in 2012.
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The Bulldogs will be back in action Friday at 5 p.m. against Georgia Tech in their first road match of the season.
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Tennis Match Results
Southern California vs Georgia
Feb. 1, 2015 at Athens, Ga.
(Lindsey Hopkins Indoor Facility)
[break] [break] #1 Southern California 4, #7 Georgia 0
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1. #3 Yannick Hanfmann (USC) def. #32 Wayne Montgomery (UGA) 6-4, 7-6 (7-4)
2. #68 Roberto Quiroz (USC) def. #15 Nathan Pasha (UGA) 7-5, 6-2
3. #11 Austin Smith (UGA) vs. #8 Jonny Wang (USC) 6-4, 6-7 (5-7), 1-2, unfinished
4. Eric Johnson (USC) def. #101 Nick Wood (UGA) 6-1, 4-6, 7-5
5. Ben Wagland (UGA) vs. #58 Nick Crystal (USC) 1-1, unfinished
6. Paul Oosterbaan (UGA) vs. #104 Max De Vroome (USC) 0-1, unfinished
[break] [break] Doubles competition
1. #1 Yannick Hanfmann/Roberto Quiroz (USC) def. #16 Paul Oosterbaan/Ben Wagland (UGA) 6-2
2. Max De Vroome/Eric Johnson (USC) def. #34 Eric Diaz/Austin Smith (UGA) 6-3
3. #53 Wayne Montgomery/Nathan Pasha (UGA) vs. Nick Crystal/Connor Farren (USC) 4-4, unfinished
[break] [break] Match Notes:
Southern California 5-0; National ranking #1
Georgia 3-1; National ranking #7
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2); Singles (2,1,4)
SEC/Pac-12 Showdown
Official: Clark Weaver  T-2:20  A-510

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