USC's Johnson wins 2nd straight NCAA singles title
posted May 28 2012 2:39PM
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Steve Johnson of Southern Cal won his second straight NCAA singles title with a 6-4, 6-4 victory Monday over Kentucky's Eric Quigley.
Johnson, the tournament's No. 1 seed, ended his college career with 72 consecutive victories, finishing the season 32-0.
By leading Southern Cal past Virginia in last week's team final, Johnson became the first men's singles champion to help his school win four straight team titles.
The third-seeded Quigley ended the best season in school history at 54-8.
Johnson broke serve to take a 5-4 lead in the first set and a 4-3 lead in the second. He dropped to his knees in celebration after Quigley's shot went deep on match point.
Johnson won his semifinal Sunday over Stanford's Bradley Klahn, the 2010 singles champion, in straight set