USC Says Goodbye To Men's Tennis Seniors|
May 27, 2015
LOS ANGELES - Throughout the 2014-15 campaign, the USC men's tennis team was led by an outstanding group of seniors. Yannick Hanfmann, Eric Johnson, Roberto Quiroz and Jonny Wang helped navigate Troy to two NCAA Team Championships (2012 and 2014) and two Pac-12 Championships (2012 and 2015). They leave behind a legacy for future Trojan tennis players to follow.
Heralding from Karlsruhe, Germany, Yannick Hanfmann had a very decorated career at USC. The five-time ITA All-American has been the Trojans' No. 1 in singles and doubles the past two seasons. The team captain entered the 2014-15 season ranked No. 2 in the nation and remained atop national rankings in both singles and doubles throughout the season. In addition to being named the ITA Southwest Senior Player of the Year, he won the ITA National Indoors Championships in doubles with partner Roberto Quiroz. He was also named to the ITA National Team Indoors All-American All-Tournament Team at No. 1 singles.
In the 2013-14 season, Hanfmann went undefeated in NCAA team action and was named to the NCAA All-Tournament Team for No. 1 singles. The honors that season were numerous as he was named the Pac-12 Player of the Year and a member of the Pac-12 Doubles Team of the Year with partner Ray Sarmiento. Hanfmann capped it off by earning ITA All-American honors in both singles and doubles.
In 2012-13, Hanfmann was selected as an ITA All-American in singles as well as being named to the All-Pac-12 Second Team and ITA National Team Indoors All-Tournament Team.
In his freshman year as a Trojan in the 2011-12 season, Hanfmann successfully clinched the singles win for USC in both the NCAA Team Championship and the ITA National Team Indoors Championship. He was selected to the All-Pac-12 Second Team and the ITA National Team Indoors All-Tournament Team. He also won the Sherwood Collegiate Doubles Championship with partner Steve Johnson.
Hanfmann finished his career with a singles record of 110-34 and a 98-33 doubles record. He graduated with a degree in international relations.
Eric Johnson led the Trojans as a team captain in his final season. During his senior year, the San Jose, Calif. native went on a 12-match winning streak to boast the second longest streak on the team in the 2014-15 season. His consistent play helped the Trojans to earn the title of Co-Pac-12 Champions.
Johnson's undefeated singles play in the NCAA Tournament during the 2013-14 season helped propel USC to claim the 2014 NCAA Championship. Johnson was selected to the NCAA All-Tournament Team, and was named All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention and Pac-12 Academic Honorable Mention. That season he also won the ITA Southwest Region Doubles Championship with partner Max de Vroome.
In the 2012-13 season, Johnson's accomplishments in the classroom earned him Pac-12 Academic Honorable Mention. On the court, he was selected to the ITA National Team Indoors All-Tournament Team. In the fall, he won the Battle of the Bay in both singles and doubles and the ITA Southwest Regional doubles title with partner Yannick Hanfmann.
Johnson concluded his USC career going 111-33 in singles and 85-36 in doubles. He graduated with a degree in accounting.
Roberto Quiroz wrapped up a successful career at Troy with many accomplishments. In the 2014-15 season, he won the Sherwood Cup Singles Championship. The Guayaquil, Ecuador native also proved to be a force to be reckoned with in his doubles game. With partner Yannick Hanfmann, they won the ITA National Indoors Championships doubles crown. This was the first time USC has won this title since 1992. Quiroz and Hanfmann remained on top of the national doubles rankings throughout the entire season.
Quiroz was named the ITA Southwest Region Player to Watch entering the 2013-14 season. He lived up to the hype as he was selected to the All-Pac-12 First Team and the ITA National Indoors All-Tournament Team. In addition, Quiroz won the USTA Clay Court Singles Championship.
In the 2012-13 season, Quiroz was named to the All-Pac-12 Second Team and won the Clay Court Invitational Championship.
As a freshman, Quiroz was selected as an ITA All-American in doubles, named to the NCAA All-Tournament Team and listed as an ITA Collegiate All-Star.
Quiroz concluded his time at Troy going 122-28 in singles and 111-29 in doubles. He graduated with a degree in social sciences with an emphasis in economics.
Jonny Wang's career at USC continued to flourish throughout his four years at Troy. From his freshman to sophomore years, he more than doubled his singles win count. The player from San Marino, Calif. went 6-0 in his sophomore season (2012-13) in Pac-12 dual match singles play.
During the 2013-14 campaign, Wang made it to the second round of the NCAA singles competition.
In the 2014-15 season, Wang became a vital part of the Trojan lineup. He was named both the ITA National Most Improved Senior of the Year and the ITA Southwest Most Improved Senior of the Year. Wang was ranked as high as No. 8 nationally in singles play. He also recorded the longest winning streak on the team with 16 wins.
Wang capped off his career at USC with a 96-32 singles record and a 25-20 doubles record. He graduated with a degree in business administration.