Men’s Tennis | May 04, 2023
USC men’s tennis is enjoying a crop of Pac-12 awards with the Doubles Team of the Year and a a solid set of First Team and Honorable Mention recipients. Senior Stefan Dostanic and fifth year Bradley Frye received Doubles Team of the Year accolades while six total Trojans have picked up All-Pac-12 accolades.
USC’s Dostanic and Frye are the Pac-12 Doubles Team of the Year for the second consecutive season, the first back-to-back winners of the award since UCLA’s Evan Zhu and Martin Redlicki in 2017 and 2018. The league’s top doubles duo at No. 13, who have been as high as No. 2 in September, they carry a 12-9 overall record into NCAA play. They are just the fourth duo to earn the award in back-to-back years since it began in 2000. They’re the second Trojan pair to do so, Robert Farah and Steve Johnson in 2009-10. Troy has now claimed the conference doubles team of the year award for the third consecutive season.
Troy’s three-pack earning All-Pac-12 First Team honors are all first-time recipients aside from senior Dostanic, who has a first-teamer last season as the Pac-12 Singles Player of the Year. He’s joined on this year’s list by junior Wojtek Marek and sophomore Peter Makk. All three have been instrumental in the USC lineup, having all tallied double-digit singles wins to date, led by NCAA singles bound Makk’s 26 victories. The group as a whole has also combined forces to clinch 12 of USC’s 19 dual match wins to date.
An additional three Trojans were honorable mention selections, including Frye, junior Lodewijk Weststrate and freshman Learner Tien. Combined the three have clinch four matches for the Trojans this season.
No. 10 USC (10-seed) is set to open up its 2023 NCAA campaign from home turf for the 16th straight time, hosting Idaho, UC Santa Barbara and San Diego for first and second round competition May 5-6 at Marks Stadium. On Friday (May 5), UC Santa Barbara and San Diego will start things off at 11 a.m., and at 2 p.m., USC will take on Idaho. Winning teams will square off in the NCAA Second Round at 2 p.m. on Saturday (May 6) to fight for a ticket to the NCAA Super Regional at sites to be determined.
The eight teams that advance out of that round will head to the USTA National for the remaining rounds of…
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