#57 Arizona State Men's Tennis Team Upsets the #28 Auburn Tigers

Feb. 19, 2006

TEMPE, Ariz. - The No. 57 Arizona State men's tennis team upset the No. 29 Auburn Tigers this Sunday in duel at the Whiteman Center in Tempe, Ariz. With a hard fought win from T.J. Bellama in the number five spot, the Sun Devils won four of their singles matches to beat the Tigers 4-3.

The Sun Devils lost their first doubles point of the year as only one doubles team was able to win their match. The duo of Jonathan Kinsella and Ryan Waits won their bout 8-5 against the Tigers' Nick Lane and Terence Nugent in the number three spot. ASU's Nick Hegarty and Wesley Miller fought hard against Pawel Dilaj and Milan Krjnetin but lost 9-7 at the number two spot. Playing at the number one spot, the team of Bellama and Mike Beatty dropped their match 8-2 against Auburn's Robbert Lathouwers and Lukas Marsoun.

In the singles action, Hegarty won his match in two hard fought sets against the Tigers' Krjnetin 6-4, 6-4 at the number three spot. Playing in the number four spot, Miller dropped his first set in a tough tie breaker against Dilaj but came back to win the final two sets and the match 6-7 (9), 6-4, 6-4. Sun Devil Waits swept by Auburn's Nugent, winning his match in two sets 6-2, 6-1.

After both Kinsella and Chris Biro dropped their matches, the overall winner came down to the number five bout between Sun Devil Bellama and Auburn's Marsoun. Bellama won his first set 7-5 and then dropped his second in a tough battle leading to a tie break, 6-7 (3). He battled back and came up with the win in another tie breaker 7-6 (5).

The Sun Devils travel to southern California next weekend when they take on Pac-10 rivals USC and UCLA. They return home, Monday March 6 to take on Northwestern.

Doubles:
Robbert Lathouwers/ Lukas Marsoun (AUB) def T.J. Bellama/ Mike Beatty (ASU) 8-2
Pawal Dilaj/ Milan Krjnetin (AUB) def. Nick Hegarty/Wesley Miller (ASU) 9-7
Jonathan Kinsella/ Ryan Waits (ASU) def. Nick Lane/ Terence Nugent (AUB) 8-5

Singles:
Nick Lane (AUB) def. Jonathan Kinsella (ASU) 6-4, 6-1
Robbert Lathouwers (AUB) def. Chris Biro (ASU) 2-6, 6-4, 4-6
Nick Hegarty (ASU) def. Milan Krjnentin (AUB) 6-4, 6-4
Wesley Miller (ASU) def. Pawal Dilaj (AUB) 6-7 (9), 6-4, 6-4
T.J. Bellama (ASU) def. Lukas Marsoun (AUB) 7-5, 6-7 (3), 7-6 (5)
Ryan Waits (ASU) def. Terence Nugent (AUB) 6-2, 6-1

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