Men's Tennis Season Ends With 4-2 Loss To No. 22 Minnesota At Regionals

May 11, 2002

TEMPE, Ariz. - The Arizona State men's tennis team's (12-10) season came to an end today as they dropped a 4-2 decision to 22nd-ranked Minnesota in the first round of the NCAA Regionals in Malibu, California.

The Sun Devils jumped to an early lead by taking two of the three doubles matches for the first point. However, they could only mange one singles win at the No. 6 position as Chris Stewart won in straight sets over Avery Ticer, 6-4, 7-6 (7).

No. 22 Minnesota (4) vs. No. 34 Arizona State (2)

DOUBLES

MINNESOTA ARIZONA STATE RESULT

Thomas Haug Mitchell Bowen

Harsh Mankad (#34) vs. Matt Klinger (#16) MINN / 8-5

Manuel Lievano Clinton Letcher

Raven Stephens vs. Pim Van Mele ASU / 8-2

Avery Ticer Olivier Charroin

Aleksey Zharinov Chris Stewart ASU / 8-3

Order of finish: #2, #1, #3

Arizona State clinches doubles point

SINGLES --

MINNESOTA ARIZONA STATE RESULT

*Harsh Mankad (#4) vs. Matt Klinger (#39) MINN / 5-7, 6-4, 6-3

Thomas Haug (#98) vs. Pim Van Mele MINN / 7-6 (6), 6-2

Aleksey Zharinov (#79) vs. Clinton Letcher MINN / 6-0, 6-3

Manuel Lievano vs. Mirza Duranovic MINN / 7-5, 6-1

Chris Wettengel vs. Olivier Charroin Suspended

Avery Ticer vs. Chris Stewart ASU / 6-4, 7-6 (7)

*Clinched match

Order of finish: #3, #4, #2, #6, #1 ... #5 suspended

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