USC holds on; Stanford wins 16th title

Updated: May 25, 2010, 11:34 PM ET
Associated Press

ATHENS, Ga. -- Robert Farah beat J.P. Smith in No. 1 singles, Daniel Nguyen won the deciding match and Southern Cal held off Tennessee 4-2 Tuesday night to earn its second straight NCAA men's title.

In the women's final, Stanford freshman Mallory Burdette knocked off Marrit Boonstra in three sets to help the Cardinal take a 4-3 victory over Florida for the team's 16th national championship.

Tennessee, which lost the 1990 and 2001 men's finals, was seeking its first championship since the NCAA debuted a Division I men's tournament in 1977.

USC won its sixth NCAA men's championship and 18th overall after the Volunteers were unable to hold momentum after winning the doubles point.

Farah knocked off Smith 7-6, 6-4 after USC's Steve Johnson took an easy 6-3, 6-2 win over Boris Conkic in No. 2 singles.

Nguyen recovered from a difficult first set against Tennys Sandgren to win 6-7, 6-1, 6-0.


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