May 19, 2011
2011 NCAA Division I Men's and Women's Tennis Championships
Taube Family Tennis Center - Stanford, Calif.
Thursday, May 19 - 12 p.m. - Taube Stadium
Men's Round of 16
#2 USC (24-2) 4
vs. #15 GEORGIA TECH (21-6) 0
Doubles (Order of Finish: 1, 3 ,2)
1) No. 14 King/Spir (GT) d. No. 22 Poldma/Sundling (USC) 8-3
2) Gomez/Johnson (USC) d. Potvin/Smith (GT) 8-4
3) Nguyen/Sarmiento (USC) d. Gomez/O'Brien (GT) 8-2
Singles (Order of Finish: 5, 4, 2)
1) No. 1 Steve Johnson (USC) vs. No. 14 Guillermo Gomez (GT) aban.
2) No. 38 Jaak Poldma (USC) d. No. 82 Juan Spir (GT) 6-2, 6-4
3) No. 44 Daniel Nguyen (USC) vs. Kevin King (GT) aban.
4) No. 47 Ray Sarmiento (USC) d. Eliot Potvin (GT) 6-2, 6-0
5) Emilio Gomez (USC) d. Magin Ortiga (GT) 6-1, 6-1
6) Peter Lucassen (USC) vs. Dean O'Brien (GT) aban.
USC Head Coach Peter Smith
"It's just so much fun. You work so hard. You build towards this the whole year, and then you get here and everyone is just so excited. It just feels great to play well and get through it."
Georgia Tech Head Coach Kenny Thorne
"We lost to a better team. They outplayed us today. It was a tough match, and I felt like we did a good job of getting ahead in the beginning of doubles...There's a reason why they are two-time defending national champions. They have tough players, and they played very tough today."