Johnson Sweeps Pac-10 Titles in Ojai, Ahn Claims Women's Title; Giron, Turewicz Win Ojai Opens; Puig Takes Swiss Title
I just finished my article for The Tennis Recruiting Network on the Northwestern women's impressive comeback against Michigan that gave the Wildcats a 4-3 victory and the Big Ten Women's championship for the 13th consecutive year.
At the Big Ten's Men's championship in Wisconsin, Ohio State swept past Minnesota 4-0 to win their sixth straight conference tournament title.
In the Big 12, the Texas A&M men beat Oklahoma 4-0 to win that tournament title, and the Baylor women defeated Texas 4-1 to claim their sixth straight Big 12 tournament title.
The Notre Dame women won their fourth Big East title in a row, defeating South Florida 4-2, and the Louisville men beat Notre Dame by the same score to take their second straight Big East tournament title.
In Ojai, USC's Steve Johnson won the men's Pac-10 singles and doubles titles, while Stanford's Kristie Ahn the women's singles championship, beating top seed Maria Sanchez of USC 7-5, 6-1. Top seed Johnson beat Stanford's Bradley Klahn, the No. 2 seed, 7-6(5), 6-3 in singles, and with Raymond Sarmiento, won the doubles with a 6-1, 6-2 decision over UCLA's Warren Hardie and Amit Inbar. The Pac-10 women's doubles title went to Cal-Berkeley's Mari Andersson and Jana Jurikova, who beat USC's Kaitlyn Christian and Sanchez 7-6, 4-6, 6-1.
In the men's Open, Marcos Giron's streak is now at 23 after he defeated Aaron Yovan 6-0, 7-6(8) to take the championship. Duke recruit Monica Turewicz won the Women's Open, beating future Tar Heel Ashley Dai 7-6(3), 2-6, 6-1.
The junior winners can be found at this TennisLink site. Gage Brymer, the 16s Easter Bowl champion, claimed the Boys CIF title.
For links to the complete results of all the other divisions, see the Ojai website.
Monica Puig claimed her second $25,000 ITF Women's Circuit title this year, beating top seed Andrea Hlavackova of the Czech Republic 7-6(4), 7-5 in the final of a Swiss tournament on clay. For the complete results, see the ITF Women's Circuit website. Puig, ranked a career-high 370 prior to the win, will establish a new career-high when Monday's WTA rankings are released.