Men's Tennis Tops SCC and NAU in Duel Season Opener

Jan. 26, 2007

TEMPE, Ariz. - The 2007 Men's Tennis dual season kicked off Friday as the Sun Devils took on the Scottsdale Community College Fighting Artichokes and the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks, winning both matches 7-0 and 6-1 respectively.


ASU kicked off the day at 9 a.m. with SCC, where the Devils saw new faces hit the court as Juan Carlos Rebaza, Matt Brooklyn and Murilo Souza all played their first collegiate matches as ASU Sun Devils.


The Devils came out to sweep doubles and followed up with a perfect sweep of singles, without one match going into three sets to give ASU a perfect 7-0 win to open their season.


The second match of the day kicked off at 4 p.m. slating the Sun Devils against the NAU Lumberjacks in their 34th meeting in series history.


The Sun Devils started off strong as they swept doubles with Matt Brooklyn and Wes Miller led the way with an 8-2 win over Gareth Giblot-Ducray and Fernando Freitas with T.J. Bellama and Murilo Souza sealing the doubles point taking an 8-3 win over Bradley Bristow and Ryan Fraser.


In singles, Juan Carlos Rebaza took care of the No. 1 spot with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Gareth Giblot-Ducray and fellow newcomer, Matt Brooklyn topping Fernando Freitas in the No. 2 spot 6-2, 6-0. Patrick Brogan also made his collegiate debut in the No. 6 spot, taking a 7-5, 6-4 win from NAU's Chris Arenas. The win gives ASU a perfect 34-0 record against the Lumberjacks, dating back to 1962.


The Sun Devils will return to the courts next weekend protect their perfect 2-0 record as they take on UC Santa Barbara on Friday, February 2 at 1:30 p.m. and USF Saturday, February 3 at noon. Both matches will be played at the ASUWhitemanTennisCenter.


Results from ASU vs. SCC




1.)    Brooklyn/Miller (ASU) def. Hadvihalic/Ludi (SCC) - 8-2

2.)    Hegarty/Rebaza (ASU) def. Rizk/Perez (SCC) - 8-3

3.)    Souza/Bellama (ASU) def. Kessler/Dechant (SCC) - 8-6




1.)    Juan Carlos Rebaza (ASU) def. Daniel Ludi (SCC) - 6-3, 6-1

2.)    Matt Brooklyn (ASU) def. Thomas Rizk (SCC)

3.)    Wes Miller (ASU) def. Ross Dechant (SCC) - 6-2, 6-0

4.)    Nick Hegarty (ASU) def. Haris Hadvihalic (SCC) - 6-1, 6-0

5.)    T.J. Bellama (ASU) def. Adam Perez (SCC) - 6-1, 6-3

6.)    Murilo Souza (ASU) def. Alex Weiland (SCC) 6-3, 6-2

7.)    Patrick Brogan (ASU) def. Justin Miller (SCC) - 7-6, 6-1


Final Score: ASU: 7, SCC 0



Results from ASU vs. NAU




1.)    Brooklyn/Miller (ASU) def. Ducray/Freitas (NAU) - 8-2

2.)    Rebaza/Hegarty (ASU) def. Morys/Platzer (NAU) - 8-4

3.)    Bellama/Souza (ASU) def. Bristow/Fraser (NAU) - 8-3





1.)    Juan Carlos Rebaza (ASU) def. Gareth Giblot-Ducray (NAU) - 6-1, 6-1

2.)    Matt Brooklyn (ASU) def. Fernando Freitas (NAU) - 6-2, 6-0

3.)    Wes Miller (ASU) def. Michael Platzer (NAU) - 6-2, 6-3

4.)    T.J. Bellama (ASU) def. Bradley Bristow (NAU) - 6-2, 6-2

5.)    Jeff Morys (NAU) def. Murilo Souza (ASU) - 0-6, 6-4, 6-4

6.)    Patrick Brogan (ASU) def. Chris Arena (NAU) - 7-5, 6-4


Final Score: ASU: 6, NAU 1

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