USC wins title in men’s tennis – LA Times

Los Angeles Times

Robert Farah beat J.P. Smith in No. 1 singles, Daniel Nguyen won the deciding match and USC held off Tennessee, 4-2, Tuesday night at Athens, Ga., to earn its second straight NCAA men’s tennis title.

In the women’s final, Stanford freshman Mallory Burdette knocked off Marrit Boonstra in three sets to help the Cardinal take a 4-3 victory over Florida for the team’s 16th national championship.

Tennessee, which lost the 1990 and 2001 men’s finals, was seeking its first championship since the NCAA debuted a Division I men’s tournament in 1977.

USC won its sixth NCAA men’s championship and 18th overall after the Volunteers were unable to hold momentum after winning the doubles point.

May 25, 2010