Ray Sarmiento Slices Through To ITA Indoor Quarterfinals

    Ray Sarmiento upset the nation's No. 1 en route to tomorrow's singles quarterfinals.

    Nov. 8, 2013

    FLUSHING, N.Y. -- USC senior Ray Sarmiento has served up two straight-set wins in singles action at the ITA National Indoor Championships to score a spot in tomorrow's quarterfinal round at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y.

    It's a repeat trip to the quarters for #8 Sarmiento, who is looking to break through to the semis for the first time when he goes up against No. 4 seed Austin Smith of Georgia tomorrow evening in New York. Sarmiento already blasted the nation's #3 player Peter Kobelt of Ohio State with a 6-2, 6-3 win in the first round before knocking out #1 Mikelis Libietis of Tennessee today in the Round of 16.

    Teammate Yannick Hanfmann had a tough first-round draw as well, up against the tournament's No. 2 seed, Guillermo Alcorta of Oklahoma. Alcorta held strong against the USC junior for a 6-1, 6-4 victory that bumped #18 Hanfmann out of the main draw.

    In doubles, USC's ITA Southwest Regional champs Max de Vroome and Eric Johnson had scored a bye in the first round, but were up against the No. 2 seeded pair in the draw for round two. Virginia Tech's Bjerrehus/Contini were ready for the Trojan pair, pulling off an 8-6 win that put an end to the Trojans' main draw doubles campaign.

    Complete USC men's results at the ITA National Indoor Championships are below.

    Follow all the draws HERE

    2013 ITA NATIONAL INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS - USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center (Flushing, N.Y.)

    Round of 32 - Nov. 7
    #8 Ray Sarmiento (USC) def. #3 Peter Kobelt (OHST) - 6-2, 6-3
    [2] #36 Guillermo Alcorta (OKLA) def. #18 Yannick Hanfmann (USC) - 6-1, 6-4



    Round of 16 - Nov. 8
    #8 Ray Sarmiento (USC) def. #1 Mikelis Libietis (TENN) - 7-5, 7-5

    Quarterfinals - Nov. 9
    #8 Ray Sarmiento (USC) vs. [4] Austin Smith (UGA) - 5:30 p.m. ET

    First Round - Nov. 8
    [1] #16 Patrick Pradella def. #18 Yannick Hanfmann (USC) - w/o

    Round of 32 - Nov. 7
    de Vroome/Johnson (USC) - bye

    Round of 16 - Nov. 7
    [2] Glasspool/Hess-Olsen (UT) def. de Vroome/Johnson (USC) - 8-4

    First Round
    Bjerrehus/Contini (VaTech) def. de Vroome/Johnson (USC) - 8-6