Nick Crystal Reaches Cajun Classic Title Match

    Nick Crystal reached the singles final at the Cajun Classic.
    Sept. 27, 2015

    LAFAYETTE, LA. — Nick Crystal opened his junior season with an impressive run at the Cajun Tennis Classic in Lafayette, La. The #42 Crystal pinned up two straight-set wins to start the season and then pulled a three-setter an another tight victory to secure a spot in the singles championship match today. There, Crystal went three rounds again, falling to LSU’s Jordan Dangle 6-3, 1-6, 6-2 to wrap up a second-place finish at the event.

    Crystal was competing alongside teammates Max de Vroome and Thibault Forget, teaming up with de Vroome in doubles for a journey to the quarterfinals, where the Trojan duo lost a close one. In singles, #61 de Vroome punched up back-to-back three-set wins to move into the quarters, where he’d fall to eventual champ Daigle 7-5, 6-4. Forget, meanwhile, lost in his opener to his #44 opponent, Stefan Lindmark of Ole Miss to move into consolation play.

    Complete USC results from the Cajun Classic are below.

    2015 CAJUN TENNIS CLASSIC (Lafayette, La.)

    SINGLES
    Round of 32 - Sept. 24
    #42 Nick Crystal (USC) def. Coleman Wahlborg (Louisiana) - 6-4, 6-2
    #61 Max de Vroome (USC) def. Will Huyton (Louisiana) - 3-6, 6-1, 6-3
    #44 Stefan Lindmark (Ole Miss) def. Thibault Forget (USC) - 6-1, 6-4

    Round of 16 - Sept. 24
    #42 Nick Crystal (USC) def. Boris Arias (LSU) - 6-0, 6-2
    #61 Max de Vroome (USC) def. Emil Reinberg (UGA) - 7-6 (2), 1-6, 6-1

     

     

    Quarterfinals - Sept. 25
    #42 Nick Crystal (USC) def. #66 Arun Kadhe (OKST) - 1-6, 6-1, 7-6 (4)
    #48 Jordan Daigle (LSU) def. #61 Max de Vroome (USC) - 7-5, 6-4

    Semifinals - Sept. 26
    #42 Nick Crystal (USC) def. #91 Justin Butsch (LSU) - 6-2, 7-6 (5)

    Championship - Sept. 27
    #48 Jordan Daigle (LSU) def. #42 Nick Crystal (USC) - 6-3, 1-6, 6-2

    CONSOLATION SINGLES
    #106 Florin Bragusi (OKLA) def. Thibault Forget (USC) - 6-4, 6-3

    DOUBLES
    Round of 16 - Sept. 25
    Crystal/de Vroome (USC) def. Bragusi/Siegel (Oklahoma) - 6-4, 6-3

    Quarterfinals - Sept. 25
    Gowda/Hamilton (OLE MISS) def. Crystal/de Vroome (USC) - 6-4, 3-6, 1-0 (11-9)