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No. 7 USC Swept Up the Anteaters in Its Season Dual Debut

No. 7 USC Swept Up the Anteaters in Its Season Dual Debut


Men’s Tennis | January 19, 2024

LOS ANGELES โ€“ย The No. 7 ranked USC men’s tennis team recorded a win to open the 2024 dual season, defeating UCI 7-0 on Friday, January 19 at Marks Tennis Stadium.ย 

USC freshmanย Volodymyr Iakubenkoย won big during his Marks Stadium debut, claiming the first doubles match alongside graduate student Samuel Rubell and won from the number four spot in singles play.ย 

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USC’sย Peterย Makkย and Lodewijk Weststrateย came back from down five games in the set and clinched the doubles point with seven-straight game victories.ย 

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The Trojans swept the Anteaters in singles as Stefan Dostanic, No. 39 Makk, No. 73 Weststrate, Iakubenko, No. 94 Karl Lee, and Rubell all recorded singles wins. Dostanic clinched the match as the third singles finisher.ย 

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Against the Anteaters, USC hauled in the doubles point and subsequently recorded six-straight singles wins to secure their first dual victory of the season.ย 

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The Trojans are back in action at 2 p.m. next Saturday, January 27, at Marks Stadium as they host SMU in the first round of the ITA Kickoff Weekend.ย 

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#7 USC 7, LMU 0

Friday, January 19, 2024

Marks Tennis Stadium | Los Angeles, Calif.ย 

DOUBLES

  1. Peter Makk/Lodewijk Weststrateย (USC) def. Noah Zamora/Brandon (UCI) 7-5ย 
  2. Volodymyr Iakubenko/Samuel Rubellย (USC) def. Enrique Luque Rico/Matthew Sah (UCI) 7-5
  3. Karl Lee/Niroop Vallabhaneniย (USC) vs. Andy Nguyen/Hiroki Sakagawa (UCI) 4-5 UNF.ย 

Order of finish: 2, 1
USC wins the doubles point.ย 
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SINGLES

  1. Stefan Dostanic (USC) def. Luque Rico (UCI) โ€“ 6-4, 6-4
  2. #39 Peter Makkย (USC) def. Hiroki Sakagawa (UCI) โ€“ 6-2, 7-6 (2)
  3. #73ย Lodewijk Weststrate (USC) def. Noah Zamora (UCI) โ€“ 6-1, 7-5ย 
  4. Volodymyr Iakubenkoย (USC) def. Andy Nguyen (UCI) โ€“ 3-6, 7-5, 12-10
  5. #94ย Karl Leeย (USC) def. Lawee Sherif (UCI) โ€“ 6-2, 6-2
  6. Samuel Rubell (USC) def. Ali Amiri (UCI) โ€“ 6-2, 6-3ย 

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Order of finish: 5, 6, 1, 3, 4, 2ย 
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For more information on the USC men’s tennis team, a complete schedule, and results, please visit USCTrojans.com. Fans of the Trojans can follow the team on Instagram and on X @USCMensTennis.

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