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Gamecocks Fall to No. 5 Southern Cal at Australian Open
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Gamecocks Fall to No. 5 Southern Cal at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia – On a warm day on the courts of the Australian Open, No. 25 South Carolina men’s tennis took a 4-0 loss to No. 5 Southern Cal. The youthful Gamecocks (2-1) dropped the doubles point, but would not relent in singles, with four matches going into a third set.
Trailing 1-0 after doubles, South Carolina saw Southern Cal take the first set in five of the six singles matches. At the top of the lineup, Paul Jubb set the tone with a tiebreak win in his first set over Brandon Holt. From there, the middle of the Gamecocks’ lineup rallied back.
Raphael Lambling shook off a 6-0 first-set loss to Jack Jaede to claim the second set 6-4 in the No. 4 match. No. 72 Joseph Brailovsky also won his second set 6-4 over Riley Smith in the No. 5 spot, and Daniel Rodrigues claimed his second set 6-2 over No. 19 Laurens Verboven in the No. 3 spot.
Southern Cal survived in the No. 6 match to go up 2-0, and Yancy Dennis suffered a late service break in his second set against No. 8 Daniel Cukierman to give the Trojans and 3-0 advantage, though. The remaining three matches stretched deep into their third sets when Verboven got a break over Rodrigues to wrap up the victory.
#5 Southern Cal 4, #25 South Carolina 0
Doubles (Order of Finish: 1, 3)
1. Holt/R. Smith (SoCal) def. Dennis/Lambling (SC) — 6-1
2. Jubb/Rodrigues (SC) Jaede/Verboven (SoCal)  — 4-3 susp.
3. Cukierman/Frye (SoCal) def. Beasley/Brailovsky (SC) — 6-2

Singles (Order of Finish: 6, 2, 3)
1. (7) Paul Jubb (SC) vs. Brandon Holt (SoCal) — 7-6 (6), 2-6, 4-4 susp.
2. (8) Daniel Cukierman (SoCal) def. Yancy Dennis (SC) — 6-2, 7-5
3. (19) Laurens Verboven (SoCal) def. Daniel Rodrigues (SC) — 6-4, 2-6, 6-4*
4. Raphael Lambling (SC) vs. Jack Jaede (SoCal) — 0-6, 6-4, 4-5 susp.
5. (72) Joseph Brailovsky (SC) vs. Riley Smith (SoCal) — 3-6, 6-4, 5-5 susp.
6. Jake Sands (SoCal) def. Jake Beasley (SC) — 7-5, 6-4