Hanfmann named the Pac-12 Player of the Week

For the second time in his young collegiate career, freshman Yannick Hanfmann earned Pac-12 Player of the Week honors for helping the USC men’s tennis team tally two more Pac-12 wins last weekend.

In No. 1 USC’s (25-0, 6-0) back-to-back victories against No. 11 Stanford and No. 12 California, Hanfmann posted two straight set singles wins and two doubles wins alongside sophomore Emilio Gomez.

Hanfmann, who is ranked No. 43 in the nation in singles, has been a force for the Trojans, who are undefeated this season and have won 45 consecutive matches since last February.

On Saturday, Hanfmann and Gomez started off the day with an 8-6 victory over Cal’s Gregory Bayane and Andrew Scholnick. Hanfmann then defeated Christoffer Konigsfeldt 7-5, 6-2 in singles to establish USC’s 3-0 lead over the Golden Bears.

The day before, Hanfmann and Gomez clinched the doubles point over Stanford with an 8-2 finish over John Morrissey and Robert Stineman.

Hanfmann then took on Stineman in singles play and emerged with USC’s first singles win of the day with a 6-2, 6-0 win, paving the way for the Trojans’ second sweep over Stanford this season.

In the spring dual match season, Hanfmann now stands at 19-3 in singles and 10-1 in doubles.

Earlier in the season, Hanfmann also paired up with senior Steve Johnson. Together, they hold a 10-2 record in doubles overall as the No. 7 duo in the nation.

Hanfmann last earned Pac-12 Player of the Week honors Feb. 20 after his 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 win over Ohio State’s Devin McCarthy, which secured the Intercollegiate Tennis Association National Indoor Championships for the Trojans for the first time in 24 years.

The Trojans now have a total of seven Pac-12 Player of the Week selections this season. Seniors Daniel Nguyen and Steve Johnson and freshman Roberto Quiroz are one-time winners this season, while sophomore Ray Sarmiento also has two in the books.

USC will conclude the regular season with a home matchup against No. 6 UCLA (20-2, 6-0) on Friday at 3 p.m. and looks to finish with its second straight undefeated Pac-12 run.

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  1. trojanelli
    trojanelli says:

    It is a pleasure to watch these great Trojans compete. Do yourself a favor and watch these dudes get down
    at Marks Stadium Friday. They are superbly coached by Peter Smith & staff. The Team is very close . The action is intimate and you really feel like part of the action when you watch.
    Thanks guys & Keep Fighting ON to a 4th Natl. Championship…..btw, Yannick is a cool dude from Germany
    who has taken to USC & ncaa tennis in a big way

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