Men's Tennis Takes Down UC Santa Barbara 4-3

Feb. 2, 2007

TEMPE, Ariz. - After sweeping doubles and coming through strong in singles, the ASU Men's Tennis Team grabbed their third win of the season Friday afternoon as they beat the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos 4-3 at ASU's Whiteman Tennis Center.

In doubles, the Sun Devils were unstoppable as they took all three matches with Juan Carlos Rebaza and Nick Hegarty leading the way in the No. 2 spot with a win over UCSB's Bijan Hejazi and Nigel Barton. Their fellow Devil duos of Matt Brooklyn and Wes Miller and T.J. Bellama and Murilo Souza both topped their opponents 8-5, sealing the doubles point.

In singles action, the Gauchos fought back, taking three matches from the Devils in the No. 3, 5 and 6 spots. ASU wasn't finished yet though, with sole senior, Nick Hegarty leading them with a quick 6-1, 6-2 win over UCSB's Philp Therp. Juan Carlos Rebaza came in next with a hard earned 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 win and sealing the match for the Sun Devils was freshman, Matt Brooklyn who topped junior Jack Hui in a tough 6-1, 2-6, 6-4 win in the No. 2 spot.

The Sun Devil are now a perfect 3-0 as they prepare for their next match against the University of South Florida Bulls. The match will take place tomorrow at noon at ASU's Whiteman Tennis Center.

Results for ASU vs. UCSB


1.) Brooklyn/Miller (ASU) def. Dalskov/Hui (UCSB) - 8-5

2.) Hegarty/Rebaza (ASU) def. Barton/Hejazi (UCSB) - 8-4

3.) Bellama/Souza (ASU) def. Finkelstein/Therp (UCSB) - 8-5



1.) Juan Carlos Rebaza (ASU) def. Bijan Hejazi - 6-4, 4-6, 6-2

2.) Matt Brooklyn (ASU) def. Jack Hui (UCSB) - 6-1, 2-6, 6-4

3.) Philip Therp (UCSB) def. Wes Miller (ASU) - 6-1, 6-1

4.) Nick Hegarty (ASU) def. Elad Stern (UCSB) - 6-1, 6-2

5.) Anders Dalskov (UCSB) def. T.J. Bellama (ASU) 6-3, 7-6(6), 6-1

6.) Max Taylor (UCSB) def. Murilo Souza (ASU) - 1-6, 6-4, 7-5

*Patrick Brogan (ASU) def. Nigel Barton (UCSB) - 6-4, 6-3 (Exhibition)

Final Score: ASU 4, UCSB 3

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