Pac-12 Doubles Team of the Year Hanfmann/Quiroz Leads Full Lineup Of Trojans On All-Pac-12 Honor Roll|
June 1, 2015
For the first time in program history, the USC men's tennis team has landed a complete lineup of Trojans on the All-Pac-12 honor roll. Six Trojans highlight this year's list, led by 2015 Pac-12 Doubles Team of the Year Yannick Hanfmann and Roberto Quiroz, who has also each picked up their second career selection to the All-Pac-12 First Team. The top doubles honor is also the second such selection for both seniors, as Quiroz was half of the 2012 Doubles Team of the Year alongside Steve Johnson and Hanfmann won it last year with Ray Sarmiento. The rest of USC's six-pack on the 2015 Pac-12 awards list are All-Pac-12 Second Team selections Eric Johnson and Jonny Wang, with All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention going to Max de Vroome and Nick Crystal.
Seniors Yannick Hanfmann and Roberto Quiroz made an early statement this season in reaching the final of the ITA All-American and then going on to win the 2014 ITA National Indoors Doubles Championship. The duo would remain nationally ranked in the top-5 throughout the season, accumulating a 22-8 overall record together. At the NCAA Tournament, the pair fell to the eventual national champs during doubles action to bring their doubles careers together to to a close. Their selection as the 2015 Pac-12 Doubles Team of the Year is the sixth all-time for USC and the second selection for each.
Hanfmann's and Quiroz' respective singles careers also went a long way toward securing their spots on the 2015 All-Pac-12 First Team -- also the second time for each of them on that list. The award leaves Hanfmann as a four-time All-Pac-12 honoree, having been a Second Team selection as a freshman and sophomore before a first-team pick last season when he was named 2014 Pac-12 Player of the Year to tee up this year's first-team honors. This season, Hanfmann collected a 20-11 overall singles record to wrap his Trojan career with a 110-34 overall singles mark. With a 26-9 singles record in his senior campaign, Quiroz finishes out his Trojan career with a 122-28 overall singles record. This year's spot on the All-Pac-12 First Team follows up first-team honors from last season, upgraded from 2013 second team honors as a sophomore.
Standing tall on this year's All-Pac-12 Second Team are two more standout seniors in Eric Johnson and Jonny Wang. In dual matches this season, Johnson lost only twice, while netting some heroic performances for the Trojans to help secure his second set of all-conference accolades. An honorable mention recipient as a junior, Johnson's dual-match power has been on display throughout his Trojan career. Going 21-2 in dual-match singles play this season, Johnson finished a 73-11 overall in dual-match singles play in his career to build up an overall career singles record of 111-23. Fellow senior Wang capped his USC career as the ITA National Most Improved Senior, having added another 10 singles wins to his total count from last season. USC's winningest singles player this year, Wang went 31-9 overall to finish out his USC career with a 96-32 overall mark.
USC's youth movement was headlined this season by junior Max de Vroome and sophomore Nick Crystal, who have picked up All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention. For de Vroome, it's the second such selection to the Pac-12 honor roll. He collected a career-best 28 singles wins this season, including a new high of 18 dual-match singles wins. At 28-8 overall in singles play, de Vroome runs up his career count to 81-30 in the singles realm. Crystal, meanwhile, had a breakout season in almost tripling his singles win count from his freshman year. Crystal went 29-6 in singles play during this sophomore season, including an 18-3 record in dual matches. His efforts spent largely at the No. 6 singles spot secured the sophomore's first pick to the All-Pac-12 awards list.
Final individual rankings for the 2014-15 season are due to be released on June 3, but all six of the Trojans' All-Pac-12 honorees were solidly in the top-100 on the way into this year's postseason action. Hanfmann/Quiroz were ranked #3 in the doubles realm, with de Vroome and Johnson having paired up for a #74 ranking. In singles, Hanfmann was the leader at #15, joined by #25 Quiroz and #45 Wang in the top-50. Next, Crystal was slotted at #64, followed by #85 Johnson and #94 de Vroome to round out USC's full lineup of ranked Trojans as of the May 1 ITA rankings.
Complete All-Pac-12 selections available at pac-12.com.