Sunday, May 20, 2018

Staggs, UCLA men advance to NCAA semifinals

   The No. 2 UCLA men, with senior Logan Staggs of Tracy in Northern California, edged No. 10 USC 4-3 today to reach the semifinals of the NCAA Championships in Winston-Salem, N.C.
   The Bruins (30-2) improved to 4-0 against their crosstown rival this season. Top-ranked Martin Redlicki clinched the victory by topping No. 11 Brandon Holt, the son of International Tennis Hall of Famer Tracy Austin, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 on Court 1.
   USC's Laurens Verboven defeated No. 103 Staggs, a senior left-hander, 3-6, 6-1, 6-0 on Court 4. Staggs did not play doubles.
   UCLA will play No. 3 Ohio State (33-2) on Monday. The Buckeyes nipped No. 7 Mississippi State 4-3 to reach the NCAA semis for the second consecutive year.
   Also, No. 1 Wake Forest (29-2) and No. 5 Texas A&M (26-5) reached the semis for the first time.

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