USC Seniors Hanfmann, Wang Earn ITA Regional Awards|
May 12, 2015
As the Trojans set up their defense of the NCAA Championship, USC veterans Yannick Hanfmann and Jonny Wang have picked up regional acclaim as senior honorees for ITA Southwest Region awards. Hanfmann has been named the ITA Southwest Senior Player of the Year, and Wang is the ITA Southwest Most Improved Senior of the Year.
USC's top gun these past two seasons, Yannick Hanfmann has secured a set of five ITA All-American accolades as he now heads into his fourth trip into both NCAA Team and Individual competition. A member of two NCAA Championships teams as a Trojan, Hanfmann's senior status will help USC along on this year's NCAA tournament path. Now named the ITA Southwest Region Senior Player of the Year, Hanfmann has accumulated a career singles record of 107-33. This year, he has stood atop the national rankings in both singles and doubles. Currently, he ranks No. 15 in the nation in singles and No. 3 in doubles alongside fellow senior partner Roberto Quiroz. This season, Hanfmann was a singles and doubles finalist at the ITA All-American and won the double title with Quiroz at the ITA National Indoor Championships. He also was named to the ITA National Team Indoors All-Tournament Team at No. 1 singles.
Senior Jonny Wang more than doubled his singles win count from his freshman to his sophomore season, and he's been on the uptick ever since. Deservedly named this year's ITA Southwest Region Most Improved Senior of the Year, Wang is bound for a repeat trip to the NCAA Singles action after breaking into the draw last year. Wang has been ranked as high as No. 8 in the nation this season in singles play. Currently, he's No. 45 in the land as he takes a career singles record of 94-30 into the Trojans' ninth consecutive NCAA Round of 16 appearance. This season, Wang reached the singles final of the ITA Southwest Regionals and was named Pac-12 Player of the Week on March 16.
Hanfmann, Wang and the rest of the No. 7 seeded Trojans are lined up to face No. 10 seed Duke in the NCAA Round of 16 on Thursday (May 14) in Waco, Texas, at 7 p.m. CT as they continue their campaign to defend their 2014 national championship.