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Southern Cal Wins Junior Davis Cup in Columbia

August 3, 2005 01:22 AM

COLUMBIA SC -- Southern California defeated Texas 6-1 at the 2005 Wachovia Junior Davis Cup Tuesday to win a second consecutive championship and eighth overall. It was the first time a team had won consecutive championships since Southern repeated in 1998 and 1999.

Southern Cal took two of the three doubles for an early 1-0 lead in the battle between the top two seeded teams. In singles, SC won five of the six matches with only one of those going into three sets. The top singles match went to Southern Cal’s Michael McClune, who is ranked 83rd in the nation. McClune knocked off #2-ranked Conor Pollock 7-6, 6-1.

The 2005 Wachovia Junior Davis Cup concluded with every team match being played despite heavy rainfall on Saturday, and Sunday. In other team matches Tuesday, Southern defeated Florida 6-1 to capture third place, with South Carolina's Will Guzick losing at #3 singles but winning at #1 doubles.

Southern Cal defeated #3 seed Southern 5-0 in the semifinals. Texas advanced with a 5-2 victory over Florida.