Men's Tennis Topped By #4 USC 6-1

March 16, 2007

TEMPE, Ariz. - The ASU Men's Tennis team returned to action Friday afternoon as they hosted the fourth-ranked USC Trojans in Tempe at the ASU Whiteman Tennis Center. The Men of Troy proved to be too much for the Sun Devils, winning 6-1 as ASU drops to 8-5 on the season as USC pushes to 12-1.

USC came out to sweep doubles with Wes Miller and Matt Brooklyn hung in to push a tough 8-5 match versus Kaes Van't Hof and Robert Farah, but ultimately falling.

USC came out just as strong in doubles, sweeping the 1-4 spots in straight sets before T.J. Bellama snapped the streak, beating USC's Jason McNaughton 6-2, 6-4.

Freshman Murilo Souza played a tough match in the six spot, forcing USC's Gary Sacks to a tiebreaker, but fell 6-4, 4-6, 10-8.

The Sun Devils will return to action tomorrow as they host the #8 UCLA Bruins in Tempe at ASU's Whiteman Tennis Center. The match is set to start at 1:00 p.m. PT.

Results from ASU vs. #4 USC

Doubles:

1.) Van't Hof/Farah (USC) def. Miller/Brooklyn (ASU) - 8-5
2.) Cvetkovic/Sacks (USC) def. Rebaza/Hegarty (ASU) - 8-3
3.) Bellama/Souza L 4-8    vs. Snyder/Al-Agba (USC) def. Bellama/Souza (ASU) -

Singles:

1.) Dejan Cvetkovic (USC) def. Juan Carlos Rebaza (ASU) - 6-3, 7-5
2.) Jamil Al-Agba (USC) def. Matt Brooklyn (ASU) - 6-1, 7-6
3.) Kaes Van't Hof (USC) def. Wes Miller (ASU) - 6-2, 6-3
4.) Robert Farah (USC) def. Nick Hegarty (ASU) - 6-3, 6-1
5.) T.J. Bellama def. Jason McNaughton (USC) - 6-2, 6-4
6.) Gary Sacks (USC) def. Murilo Souza (ASU) - 4-6, 6-4, 10-8

 

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