Men's Tennis Falls To No. 11 Pepperdine, 4-0

March 23, 2002

TEMPE, Ariz. - The Arizona State men's tennis team (7-5) fell to 11th-ranked Pepperdine (13-4), 4-0, this afternoon in the opening dual of the Pepperdine Invitational held at the Ralphs-Straus Tennis Center in Malibu, California. Arizona State and Washington will square-off in the consolation match on Sunday morning starting at 11 a.m.

The Waves secured the doubles point by winning two of the three matches and then won the first three singles matches that were completed to clinch the match. ASU doubles duo of Chris Stewart and Olivier Charroin did win their match at the No, 3 slot to improve their unbeaten record to 10-0.

Pepperdine (4) vs. Arizona State (0)

at Ralphs-Straus Tennis Center, Malibu, California

SINGLES --

Al Garland (P) vs. Matt Klinger (ASU), Suspended

Stefan Suter (P) d. Clinton Letcher (ASU), 6-2, 6-2

Calle Hansen (P) d. Pim Van Mele (ASU), 6-0, 6-2

Steve Racioppi (P) vs. Mirza Duranovic (ASU), Suspended

Diego Acuna (P) vs. Olivier Charroin (ASU), Suspended

Johan Berg (P) d. Chris Stewart (ASU), 6-3, 4-6, 6-1

DOUBLES --

Berg / Garland (P) d. Mitchell Bowen / Klinger (ASU), 8-6

Hansen / Suter (P) d. Letcher / Van Mele (ASU), 8-5

Charroin / Stewart (ASU) d. Acuna / Racioppi (P), 8-3

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