Hanfmann, Quiroz and Ishimatsu Named USC Credit Union Student-Athletes of the Week

    Yannick Hanfmann and Roberto Quiroz
    Nov. 10, 2014

    LOS ANGLESES – Men’s tennis teammates Yannick Hanfmann and Roberto Quiroz, along with women’s diver Haley Ishimatsu were named USC Credit Union Student-Athletes of the Week for the week of Nov. 3–9, on Monday, Nov. 10.

    Yannick Hanfmann and Roberto Quiroz captured the doubles crown with an impressive performance at the ITA National Indoor Championships in Flushing, N.Y. The top-seeded senior duo, ranked #19 in the nation, dominated the field of play in going 4-0 at the tournament.  Hanfmann and Quiroz took care of business in the championship match against Illinois’ #2-ranked pair Guignon/Kopinski, claiming the title with a 6-3, 7-5 victory.

    The great chemistry between the two seniors had been building, as they were victorious in New York after finishing as doubles runners-up at last month’s ITA-All American Championships in Tulsa, Okla. This weekend’s championship win proved to be historic as it was the first time since 1992 that a Trojan doubles pair had conquered the ITA National Indoor Championship title.  

    Also nominated for men’s student-athlete of the week honors: McQuin Baron (water polo), Paul Smith (golf), and Deon Reid (swimming and diving).

    Haley Ishimatsu finished with wins in both the platform and 3-meter at the Trojan Diving Invitational.  On Day 1 of the event, the senior diver scored a 318.65 on the 3-meter, edging out teammate, Sam Adams, who finished second with 309.30 points.

    Ishimatsu, who is the two-time defending NCAA platform champion, continued her dominance by scoring 300.70 points to win the platform competition. Looking ahead, Ishimatsu and the Trojans will compete at home against Arizona State on Friday (Nov. 14) at 7 p.m. and against Arizona on Saturday (Nov. 15) at 2 p.m.

    Also nominated for women’s student-athlete of the week honors: Samantha Bricio (volleyball) and Kristen Simon (basketball).

    The USC Credit Union Student-Athletes of the Week are voted on by the student assistants and Sports Information Directors of the USC Sports Information Office. Nominations are compiled and distributed for voting by Alec Koondel. Student assistant voters include Charlotte Adlam, Taiu Kunimoto, Nikki Borchard, Andrew McKagan, Eike Daube, Tera Novy, Carlene Jones, Max Schwartz, Gaby Smotrys, Aubrey Kragen, and intern Katie Ryan.