#57 Men's Tennis Hosts #45 Texas A&M CC and #28 Auburn
Feb. 17, 2006
The Sun Devils have started their season with four straight wins, which they last did in the 2003-2004 season. The Devils swept Northern Arizona and
Next up, the Devils will remain in
For the Devils and the Islanders, it will be their first meeting, while the Devils lead the series-history against
Home Sweet Home:
Currently the Sun Devils are 4-0 on their home courts at ASU's Whiteman Tennis Center, and for the past six years have posted a 65-35 (.650) overall dual record at home and a 48-27 (.640) record at home against non-conference teams.
In his 24th season as head coach, Lou Belken has produced 14 All-Americans and 17 All-Pac-10 selections, including NCAA singles champion and ATP professional Sargis Sargsian. Belken is also only the 12th coach (currently only the second active) in
The Votes Are In:
The Devils are currently ranked 57 in the ITA Fila Rankings, they finished last season ranked 50 by the ITA.
Tough Schedule/Tougher Conference:
The Devils as always find themselves competing against some of the best teams in the world, in one of the hardest tennis conferences in the nation in the Pac-10. Currently, five of the eight Pac-10 teams are ranked in the top 25.
The Devils have a great roster this year as they have five returning players with an older cast of one senior, Ryan McBride, and three juniors: Christopher Biro, Jonathan Kinsella and Nick Hegarty. The roster also includes two sophomores, one returning from last year, Mike Beatty and transfer from