Crystal Falls In Oracle ITA Masters Singles Round of 16

    Oct. 14, 2016

    MALIBU, CALIF. -- USC senior Nick Crystal wound up with a singles split in Malibu after taking a Round of 16 loss today at the Oracle ITA Masters. The #27 Crystal was up against Denver's #116 Diego Rocha this afternoon, looking for a ticket to tomorrow's quarterfinals and a second straight win at the event.

    But Rocha was ready for the Trojan senior and was able to post a 6-2, 6-2 win over Crystal to take that spot in the next round of singles play in Malibu.

    Crystal and his Trojan teammates will reunite in Malibu next week for competition at the ITA Southwest Regional Championships, running Oct. 20-24 at Pepperdine.

    For more information from the Oracle ITA Masters, go to the Tournament Central page.

    2016 ORACLE ITA MASTERS (Malibu, Calif.)

    Round of 32 - Oct. 13
    #27 Nick Crystal (USC) def. Airam Castellano (UMKC) - 6-1, 6-2

    Round of 16 - Oct. 14
    #116 Diogo Rocha (DEN) def. #27 Nick Crystal (USC) - 6-2, 6-2

    Round of 16 - Oct. 13
    Petrie/Boneil def. Crystal/Starr - 6-3