Men's Tennis Edges Arizona, 4-3

April 21, 2001

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Behind four singles wins, the Arizona State men's tennis team (10-11, 3-4 Pac-10) completed the series sweep over in-state rival Arizona, 4-3 today in Tucson, Arizona. ASU defeated UA, 5-2 earlier this year in Tempe.

The Wildcats earned the early lead by taking two of the three doubles matches for the first point. In an exciting tie-breaker, Nic Dubey and Matt Klinger won the lone doubles match for the Sun Devils as they defeated the 36th-raked tandem of Steven Capriati and Carl Hagman, 9-8 (4).

In singles action, Arizona State claimed four of the six singles matches to win the dual, the four singles wins were all straight set victories. Dubey won easily on the No. 1 court where he defeated Capriati, 6-4, 6-2. Klinger then won his match on the No. 2 court with a 7-6 (4), 6-4 over Tom Lloyd.

Freshman Olivier Charroin won his match on the No. 5 court, while ASU's other freshman Jarrod Eckermann clinched the dual with a 6-3, 7-6 (3) win over UA's Bruno Aropovic.

Up next, Arizona State will head to Ojai, California to compete in the Pac-10 Championships, April 26-29.

Singles

No. 1 (67) Nic Dubey (ASU) def. (84) Steven Capriati (UA), 6-4, 6-2

No. 2 (64) Matt Klinger (ASU) def Tom Lloyd (UA), 7-6 (4), 6-4

No. 3 Carl Hagman (UA) def. Mirza Duranovic (ASU), 7-6, 4-6, 7-6 (6)

No. 4 Whi Kim (UA) def. Pim Van Mele (ASU), 6-2, 1-6, 6-0

No. 5 Olivier Charroin (ASU) def. Jari Niskala (UA), 7-5, 6-0

No. 6 Jarrod Eckermann (ASU) def. Bruno Aropovic (UA), 6-3, 7-6 (3)

Doubles

No. 1 Duby/Klinger (ASU) def. (36) Capriati/Hagman (UA), 9-8 (4)

No. 2 Kim/Lloyd (UA) def. Eckermann/Mitchell Bowen (ASU), 9-7

No. 3 Brian Jackson/Agniel (UA) def. Duranovic/Charoin (ASU), 8-5

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