USC’s Holt/Smith Wrap NCAA Run In Round of 32

    May 25, 2017

    The USC men’s tennis team’s time in Athens, Ga., has come to a close after an NCAA Doubles loss today at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex. USC’s #14-ranked freshman pairing of Brandon Holt and Riley Smith were up against the nation’s #7 team in the opening Round of 32 today, taking a loss that wraps the pair’s strong opening season as Trojans. 

    Holt and Smith lined up against Oklahoma State’s Cash/Kadhe, who had earned a 5-8 seed into the 2017 NCAA Doubles draw and held a #7 national ranking. The #14 Trojan freshman pair suffered a couple tough breaks to fall out of line against their Cowboy opponents, taking a final 6-4 6-3 loss to wrap up their time in Athens in the NCAA Round of 32.

    Holt/Smith posted a 25-8 overall record together in doubles this season, having gone 18-5 in dual-match play, which includes a key upset of the nation’s #1 team during the NCAA Team Round of 16.

    Live scores and video for NCAA matches can be found at NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP CENTRAL.

    2017 NCAA INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONSHIPS (Dan Magill Tennis Complex | Athens, Ga.)

    First Round - May 25
    [5-8] #7 Cash/Kadhe (OKST) def. #14 Holt/R. Smith (USC) - 6-4, 6-3

    First Round - May 24
    #21 Jolan Cailleau (TT) def. #19 Brandon Holt (USC) - 7-5, 1-6, 6-2