Men's Tennis Falls to #33 Washington, 4-3

April 7, 2006

Tempe, Ariz. - The #51 ASU Men's Tennis Team (7-11, 1-2 Pac-10) fell in a tough, down-to-the-wire 4-3 decision to the #33 Washington Huskies (14-4, 1-1 Pac-10) Friday afternoon at ASU's Whiteman Tennis Center.


In doubles play the Sun Devils hung tough as they took the first match of the day from the Huskies, with Ryan McBride and Nick Hegarty grabbing an 8-4 win from UW's Andy Kuharszky and Klaus Jank. The Huskies rallied back though, taking two from the Devils as Mike Ricks and Jean-Noel Insausti topped ASU's T.J. Bellama and Wes Miller, and sealing the doubles point from the Devils with an 8-6 win from Daniel Chu and Alex Slovic over ASU's Jonathan Kinsella and Ryan Waits.


In singles, the Sun Devils came back strong with Jonathan Kinsella taking a hard-earned victory in the one-spot from the #33 Alex Slovic in a 7-6(7), 7-6(9) decision. His fellow Devils followed lead as Ryan McBride stepped up to grab a 6-3, 7-6(9) win over UW's Daniel Chu and Wes Miller grabbed another point for the Devils in the six-spot with a 6-2, 2-6, 7-6(6) win over Washington's Klaus Jank.


The Dawgs rallied back to grab two in the two and three-spots, as the match came down to the face-off between ASU's T.J. Bellama and the Dawgs' Andy Kuharszky. Bellama fell behind in the first set, 4-6, but rallied back to take the second, 6-3. The two went back and forth in the third set, until Kuharszky finally pulled out a win in the tiebreak, falling the Devils 4-3.


The Sun Devils will return to action this Sunday as Pac-10 play continues with the Oregon Ducks (6-12, 0-2 Pac-10). The match is set to kick-off at 11 a.m. at ASU's WhitemanTennisCenter in Tempe. Fans are reminded that due to the Ironman Triathalon, there will be traffic delays around the WhitemanTennisCenter.




1.) Jonathan Kinsella (ASU) def. Slovic (UW) - 7-6(7), 7-6(9)

2.) Metenier (UW) def. Chris Biro (ASU) - 6-7(3), 6-1, 6--4

3.) Insausti (UW) def. Nick Hegarty (ASU) - 6-4, 6-3

4.) Ryan McBride (ASU) def. Daniel Chu (UW) - 6-3, 7-6(9)

5.) Kuharszky (UW) def. T.J. Bellama (ASU) - 6-4, 3-6, 7-6(6) (Clinching Match)

6.) Wes Miller (ASU) def. Jank (UW) - 6-2, 2-6, 7-6(6)




1.) Chu/Slovic (UW) def. Kinsella/Waits (ASU) - 8-6

2.) McBride/Hegarty (ASU) def. Kuharszky/Jank (UW) - 8-4

3.) Ricks/Insausti (UW) def. Bellama/Miller (ASU) - 8-5

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