Men's Tennis Blanked by Cal, 6-0

March 12, 2006

Tempe, Ariz. - The Arizona State Men's Tennis Team, coming off of one of the biggest wins in program history with their 4-3 defeat of Stanford Friday, stepped to action again Sunday, where they fell to the #30 California Golden Bears 6-0.

The Devils were unable to find the drive that sparked them to victory against Stanford as they were swept in singles, with almost every Devil falling in straight sets.

In the one-spot, Jonthan Kinsella fell to #16 Conor Nilad, where Kinsella hung tough in the first set, almost taking it from the Bear, but Nilad was able to finally pull away with a 7-6 set win.

Nilad quickly finished the match against Kinsella with a 6-4 win in the second set, while at the two-spot, Tyler Browne was making quick work of Nick Hegarty as the Devil fell in a 6-1, 6-0 match.

Christopher Biro filled in the three-spot where he took on Lennart Maack, though the Bear was too much for Biro as he fell 6-4, 6-3.

Wes Miller hung the toughest for ASU as he fell in the first set to Eion Heavey in a tough 7-6 bout, but rallied back to take the second from Heavey 6-1.

Miller couldn't keep control of the match though as he fell in the third set, 6-4.

Doubles were not played on the day due to inclement weather and time restraints.

The Devils are now 6-6 on the season with a match versus the #15 Clemson Tigers coming up Monday afternoon.

The match is set to kick off at 1:30 p.m. at ASU's Whiteman Tennis Center.

Results of #49 Arizona State vs. #30 California

Singles:

#1 Jonathan Kinsella ASU lost to Conor Nilad CAL 7-6, 6-4


#2 Nick Hegarty ASU lost to Tyler Browne CAL 6-1, 6-0


#3 Chris Biro ASU lost to Lennart Maack CAL 6-4, 6-3


#4 TJ Bellama ASU lost to Daniel Sebescen CAL 6-2, 6-1


#5 Wes Miller ASU lost to Eion Heavey CAL 7-6, 1-6, 6-4


#6 Ryan Waits ASU lost to Ken Nakahara CAL 6-3, 6-0

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