Southern California, which defeated Southwest, 5-2, in the first
round Saturday, will face the fourth-seeded Southern section in one
semifinal at noon today at the Sam Daniel Tennis Center, a rematch of
last year's championship match, won by Southern, 5-2. The Missouri
Valley section, seeded fifth, will face Texas, the No. 2 seed, in the
other semifinal. The final will be held Tuesday.
On Sunday, Ball defeated Jay Wong, 6-3, 6-3, while Van't Hof, who
will attend USC in the fall, outlasted Brian Brogan, 5-7, 7-6 (6),
6-3, to help Southern California win four of five singles sets --
each match has five singles sets and two doubles sets. Van't Hof and
Ball are ranked Nos. 5 and 6, respectively, in the United States
Tennis Association national point standings for boys 18s singles.
The Junior Davis Cup features 100 of the top boys 18s players
representing teams from each of the USTA's 17 sections.
Each section selects six of its top ranked players to compete in a
feed-in draw of four matches over four days.