2019 ITA Men's Kickoff

Preview - USC Region

USC should steamroll through Cal Poly into the final. The only question I might have about USC is how recovered are they after flying back from the Australian Open where they played South Carolina Monday. As I would expect will happen a lot through the first part of the year, the Trojans have already mixed the lineup up a little from what they played in Australia.

The UCSB vs South Alabama match ought to be a good one. UCSB has a definite advantage up top with Nicolas Moreno de Alboran but things get tight after that. South Alabama just played a very tight match with Florida State taking the dubs point and Court 6 and sending Courts 2 and 3 to a 3rd set to decide the match before falling 5-2. In order to win this one I think South Alabama has to get three of the four bottom courts in singles and I'm just not that convinced they will.

The final should once again be all USC although I'll give UCSB a punchers chance at dubs and 1 and maybe they get one of those.

Predictions:

UCSB 4, South Alabama 2
USC 4, Cal Poly 0
Final: USC 4, UCSB 1

Lineups submitted

USC
Singles
  • 1. Brandon Holt
    14.47
  • 2. Daniel Cukierman
    14.23
  • 3. Laurens Verboven
    13.83
  • 4. Logan Smith
    13.56
  • 5. Jack Jaede
    13.46
  • 6. Riley Smith
    13.36
  • 7. Mor Bulis
    13.81
  • 8. Jake Sands
    13.61
  • 9. Tanner Smith
    13.39
  • 10. Jake Devine
    13.28
  • 11. Bradley Frye
    13.17

  • Doubles
    • 1. R. Smith/Holt
    • 2. Verboven/Jaede
    • 3. Cukierman/T. Smith
    • 4. Frye/Devine
    • 5. Bulis/Sands
    • 6. Logan Smith
    • Cal Poly
      Singles
      • 1. Josh Ortlip
        13.13
      • 2. Dominic Bechard
        12.49
      • 3. Antoine Noel
        13.01
      • 4. Gary Vardanyan
        12.35
      • 5. Alex Stater
        12.44
      • 6. Daly Meinert
        11.90
      • 7. Roman Shenkiryk
        11.71
      • 8. Andrew Whitehouse
        11.39

      • Doubles
        • 1. Ortlip/Shenkiryk
        • 2. Noel/Meinert
        • 3. Vardanyan/Bechard
        • 4. Stater/Nakayama
        • UC Santa Barbara
          Singles
          • 1. Nicolas de Alboran
            14.08
          • 2. Joseph Guillin
            13.77
          • 3. Victor Krustev
            13.10
          • 4. Joey Rotheram
            12.87
          • 5. Hironori Koyanagi
            12.82
          • 6. Anders Holm
            12.49
          • 7. Alexander Soto
            11.97
          • 8. Wilhelm Saiga
            12.19
          • 9. Luka Vukmanovic
            11.31

          • Doubles
            • 1. Moreno de Alboran/Holm
            • 2. Krustev/Rotheram
            • 3. Guillin/Soto
            • 4. Saiga/Koyanagi
            • South Alabama
              Singles
              • 1. Sacha Modica
                13.32
              • 2. Clement Marzol
                13.31
              • 3. Loic Cloes
                13.49
              • 4. Samuel Serrano
                12.89
              • 5. Maxime Lapraille
                12.68
              • 6. Louis Delcour
                12.22P
              • 7. Santiago Di Loreto
                12.02

              • Doubles
                • 1. Cloes/Marzol
                • 2. Modica/Delcour
                • 3. Serrano/Di Loreto