No. 33 Washington Burned the Sun Devils 4-3
April 7, 2006
Tempe Ariz. - The Washington men's tennis team (14-4, 1-1) edged out Arizona State (7-11, 1-2) in a 4-3 decision. The Huskies took two of the three doubles matches and were victorious on three of the singles courts. The match was played on Arizona State's home courts in the Whiteman Tennis Center pushing the all time series record to 6 and 14 in favor of the Sun Devils.
In doubles action, the number one team for the Huskies defeated Arizona State's Kinsella and Waits 8-6. On the second doubles court, Andy Kuharszky and Klaus Jank lost to Ryan McBride and Nick Hegarty in a 8-4 decision. The third doubles team of Jean-Noel Insausti and Mike Ricks clinched the match and the doubles team point for Washington over the Sun Devil's T.J. Bellama 8-5.
On the singles courts Alex Slovic was dispatched by Jonathan Kinsella in straight sets, both of which were decided in tiebreakers. Senior transfer student, Pierre Metenier, won a three set match over Chris Biro 6-7(3), 6-1, 6-4. In the third singles position, Insausti grabbed the third team point for UW taking home the match 6-4, 6-3 over Hegarty.
Daniel Chu lost a straight set match to Arizona States McBride in straight sets ending in a marathon tiebreaker, 9-7. McBride eventually clinched the match 6-3, 7-6(9). On the sixth singles court, Jank lost to Wes Miller 6-2, 2-6, 7-6(6), giving the Sun Devils their third team point. The match was decided in the fifth singles position, where co-captain Andy Kuharszky was able to vanquish Bellama 6-4, 3-6, 7-6(6).
The Dawgs will take on the Arizona Wildcats on Sunday, April 9 at 1:30 pm. The match is the third conference match for Washington after having gone 1-1 thus far in Pac-10 play.
April 7, 2006
Washington def. Arizona State; 4-3
1. Slovic/Daniel Chu (UW) def. Kinsella/Waits (ASU); 8-6
2. McBride/Hegarty (ASU) def. Kuharszky/Jank (UW); 8-4
3. Insausti/Ricks (UW) def. Bellama/Miller (ASU); 8-5
1. Jonathan Kinsella (ASU) def. Alex Slovic (UW); 7-6(7), 7-6(9)
2, Pierre Metenier (UW) def. Chris Biro (ASU); 6-7(3), 6-1, 6-4
3. Jean-Noel Insausti (UW) def. Nick Hegarty (ASU); 6-4, 6-3
4. Ryan McBride (ASU) def. Daniel Chu (UW); 6-3, 7-6(9)
5. Andy Kuharszky (UW) def. T.J. Bellama (ASU); 6-4, 3-6, 7-6(6)
6. Wes Miller (ASU) def. Klaus Jank (UW); 6-2, 2-6, 7-6(6)