Men's Tennis Opens Season at UC Irvine Invitational

Oct. 8, 2005

IRVINE, Calif. -

The 2005-06 Men's Tennis season got underway at the UC Irvine Invitational yesterday. Lou Belken, in his 24th season at ASU, led his squad to nine singles victories on the first day of play.

The Sun Devils took on the host UC Irvine Anteaters in the morning portion of their schedule, earning five singles victories. Senior Ryan McBride led the way for ASU, defeating UCI's Hesham Kenawy 6-1, 6-0 in his first match of the year.

On the doubles side, ASU dropped two of three matches, but the team of Ryan McBride and Jon Kinsella, playing together for the first time, earned a victory over UCI's Victor Lamm and Trevor Dobson 8-3.

In the afternoon session, Arizona State took on Cal Poly, earning four more singles victories. Ryan McBride again was victorious, taking out Cal Poly's Fred Dewitte 6-4, 6-3 to complete his perfect day on the singles side.

ASU took two out of three on the doubles side, as the tandems of Nick Hegarty and Ryan Biro and Michael Beatty and TJ Bellama earned the victories.

The Sun Devils will take on Loyola Marymount on Saturday, and an opponent to be determined on Sunday.

UC IRVINE INVITATIONAL DAY ONE RESULTS SINGLES
SINGLES VS. UC IRVINE

Chris Biro d. Victor Lamm (UCI)   6-3, 6-2
Jon Kinsella d. Mustafa Ulukan (UCI)   2-6, 6-2, (10-8)
Ryan McBride d. Hesham Kenawy (UCI)  6-1, 6-0
Aaron Ellis (UCI) d. Nick Hegarty   7-5, 6-3
Mike Beatty d. Trevor Dobson (UCI)   7-6(6), 6-2
TJ Bellama d. Alex Sundling (UCI)  6-4, 6-3

DOUBLE VS. UC IRVINE
Kinsella/McBride d. Lamm/Dobson (UCI)  8-3
Ulukhan/Kenawy (UCI) d. Bellema/Beatty  9-8(9-7)
Ellis/Sundling (UCI) d. Hegarty/Biro  8-4

SINGLES VS. CAL POLY
John Nguyen (CP) d. Chris Biro  7-5, 6-1
Jon Kinsella d. Bretty Van Linge (CP)  6-3, 6-1
Ryan McBride d. Fred Dewitte (CP)  6-4, 6-3
Kyle Roybal (CP) d. Nick Hegarty  7-5, 4-6 (10-6)
Mike Beatty d. Aaron Elbert (CP)  6-3, 6-2
TJ Bellema d. Nick Berger (CP)  6-2, 6-2

DOUBLES VS. CAL POLY
Van Linge/Nguyen (CP) d. Kinsella/McBride  8-6
Bellama/Beatty d. Roybal/Berger (CP)  9-8(7)
Hegarty/Biro d. Elbert/Dewitte (CP)  8-4

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