Men's Tennis Tops Pacific to Remain Undefeated.

Feb. 3, 2006

Tempe, Ariz. - The Arizona State Men's Tennis Team continued their perfect season Friday afternoon with a 5-2 win over the previously undefeated Tigers of the University of the Pacific.

The match proved to be a tough one for the Devils as the Tigers made them battle for every point, though by sealing the doubles point and with solid play in singles, ASU was able to take the Tigers in a 5-2 bout.

To start the Devils off in doubles were Ryan McBride and Jonathan Kinsella who defeated Jorgen Vestli and Vladimir Zdravkovic 8-4.

While their fellow Devil teammates Nick Hegarty and Wes Miller were unable to take their doubles match on the day, the Devils secured the doubles point after a tough match which found ASU's Mike Beatty and T.J. Bellama besting UP's Alan Kelly and Mortiz Starke 9-8(3).

In singles play the Devils came out strong taking four of the six matches played on the day with Freshman Wes Miller leading ASU with a quick 6-2, 6-1 win over Pacific's Alan Kelly.

Following behind Miller was Mike Beatty who took down the Tiger's Austin Kakar in a 6-1, 6-3 match.

ASU's Nick Hegarty sealed the win for the Devils after a 6-3, 6-2 win over Tim Koniarski while teammate Jonathan Kinsella fought off UP's Arnar Sigurdsson in a gritty 7-6(1), 3-6, 1-0(8) bout.

The Devils will look to remain undefeated tomorrow afternoon as they take on the 4-1 Gauchos of UC Santa Barbara.

ASU leads the series record between the Devils and the Gauchos 9-5 and look to extend it with a match time of noon at Tempe's Whiteman Tennis Center.

 

Results for Arizona State University (3-0) vs. University of the Pacific (2-1)

Doubles:

1.) Mcbride/Kinsella (ASU) def. Vestli/Zdravkovic (UP) - 8-4

2.) Sigurdsson/Koniarski (UP) def. Hegarty/Miller (ASU) - 8-5

3.) Beatty/Bellama (ASU) def. Kelly/Starke (UP) - 9-8(3)

 

Singles:

1.) Jorgen Vestli (UP) def. Ryan McBride (ASU) - 6-7(4), 6-3, 1-0(8)

2.) Jonathan Kinsella (ASU) def. Arnar Sigurdsson (UP) - 7-6(1), 3-6, 1-0(8)

3.) Vladmir Zdravkovic (UP) def. Christopher Biro (ASU) - 6-4, 1-6, 6-4

4.) Wes Miller (ASU) def. Alan Kelly (UP) - 6-2, 6-1

5.) Nick Hegarty (ASU) def. Tim Koniarski (UP) - 6-3, 6-2

6.) Mike Beatty (ASU) def. Austin Kakar (UP) - 6-1, 6-3

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