USC's Hanfmann/Quiroz Cruise Through To ITA Indoor Doubles Semis

    In his first trip to ITA National Indoors, Roberto Quiroz has paired well with Yannick Hanfmann in doubles.
    Nov. 7, 2014

    FLUSHING, N.Y. -- USC's senior doubles power pack of Yannick Hanfmann and Roberto Quiroz sealed a spot in the semifinals at the ITA National Indoor Championships with a swift quarterfinal victory today at the USTA-Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y. The top-seeded Trojans are hoping to the first USC pair to reach the title match of the event since 2008.

    The day's action began with singles play, where seniors Hanfmann and Jonny Wang were alive and well in the mix for the morning's Round of 16. The #39 Wang was up against #23 Ronnie Schneider of UNC in his match, and took a 6-4, 6-4 loss to the Tarheel to wrap Wang's first trip to the ITA National Indoors. No. 2 seed and #2 ranked Hanfmann, meanwhile, is in his third stint at the New York competition, having notched his first career singles and doubles wins at the event yesterday. He'd expand on that success in the morning with an impressive 6-3, 6-4 victory over #11 Harrison Adams of Texas A&M. That propelled Hanfmann into the afternoon's quarterfinals, where he got a strong start but wound up falling in a tough three-setter to #98 Dominik Koepfer of Tulane, 1-6, 6-3, 7-5.

    That put all Hanfmann's focus on doubles alongside senior teammate Quiroz. Together, the two experienced Trojans weigh in as the top seed in the draw, ranked #19 in the nation as a pair. In today's quarterfinal, Hanfmann/Quiroz were up against Notre Dame's Covalischi/Hagar and got right down to business. The USC duo rang up a 6-3, 6-3 win to plunge into tomorrow's semifinals. The top seeds will face either No. 3 seeded [3] Austin/Johnson of Vanderbilt or Denver's Craig/Gasson.

    Complete USC results from the ITA National Indoor Championships are below.

    2014 USTA/ITA National Indoor Championships • USTA-Billie Jean King National Tennis Center (Flushing, N.Y.)



    Round of 32 - Nov. 6
    [1] #19 Hanfmann/Quiroz (USC) - bye

    Round of 16 - Nov. 6
    [1] #19 Hanfmann/Quiroz (USC) def. Pham/Vermeer (COL) - 6-1, 6-3

    Quarterfinals - Nov. 7
    [1] #19 Hanfmann/Quiroz (USC) def. Covalischi/Hagar (UND) - 6-3, 6-3

    Semifinals - Nov. 8
    [1] #19 Hanfmann/Quiroz (USC) vs. [3] Austin/Johnson (VAN) or Craig/Gasson (DEN)

    Round of 32 - Nov. 6
    #39 Jonny Wang (USC) def. #19 Roberto Cid (USF) - 6-3, 6-4
    [2] #2 Yannick Hanfmann (USC) def. Mikael Torpegaard (OhSt) - 7-6 (3), 6-3

    Round of 16 - Nov. 7
    #23 Ronnie Schneider (UNC) def. #39 Jonny Wang (USC) - 6-4, 6-4
    [2] #2 Yannick Hanfmann (USC) def. #11 Harrison Adams (TAMU) -- 6-3, 6-4

    Quarterfinals - Nov. 7
    #98 Dominik Koepfer (TUL) def. [2] #2 Yannick Hanfmann (USC) - 1-6, 6-3, 7-5