Men's Tennis Takes Down Oregon 5-2
April 15, 2007
EUGENE, Ore. - With the Oregon Ducks coming off a come-from-behind win over Arizona, the Sun Devils decided to halt their momentum with a solid 5-2 win over the Ducks. The win puts ASU at 12-9 overall and an even 3-3 in conference play with their last dual match of the season coming up on Satruday against in-state rival, Arizona in Tucson.
The Sun Devils came out ready in doubles Sunday as they snapped up the doubles point with wins in the No. 1 and 3 spots. Leading the way, Wes Miller and Matt Brooklyn took charge in the one spot, beating Geoff Embry and Alexander Cornelissen 8-4, while Jack Marsh and T.J. Bellama gritted out a tough win against UO's Roc Mortera and Mike Myrhead, finally winning 8-8 (15-13).
Singles was all Arizona State with Juan Carlos Rebaza and Matt Brooklyn both winning in straight sets with Wes Miller and Murilo Souza grabbing wins in come-from-behind wins. Miller dropped his first set to Ric Mortera 4-6, but came back to switch the score in the second and slam the door shut with a 6-1 win in the third set. Murilo also fell 4-6 in the first set, but battled back for a 7-6(7-2) win in the second and finally gritted out a 7-5 win in the third to pull it out.
The Sun Devils will now wrap up their dual season next weekend against Arizona in Tucson. The match is set for 1 p.m. PT and will be ASU's last before heading to Pac-10's in Ojai, Calif. the weekend after.
Results from ASU vs. Oregon
No. 1: Wes Miller/ Matt Brooklyn (Arizona State) def. Geoff Embry/ Alexander Cornelissen (Oregon), 8-4
No. 2: Marcos Verdasco/ Francisco Gallardo (Oregon) def. Juan Carlos Rebaza/ Nick Hegarty(Arizona State), 8-3
No. 3: Jack Marsh/ T.J. Bellama(Arizona State) def. Ric Mortera/Mike Myrhead(Oregon), 8-8 (15-13)
No. 1: Juan Carlos Rebaza (Arizona State) def. Verdasco (Oregon) 6-2, 6-1
No. 2: Matt Brooklyn (Arizona State) def. Cornelissen (Oregon) 6-2, 6-1
No. 3: Wes Miller (Arizona State) def. Mortera (Oregon) 4-6, 6-4, 6-1
No. 4: Embry (Oregon) def. T.J. Bellama (Arizona State) 6-4, 6-4
No. 5: Myrhed (Oregon) def. Nick Hegarty (Arizona State) 6-4, 6-2
No. 6: Murilo Souza (Arizona State) def. Pickard (Oregon) 4-6, 7-6 (7-2), 7-5
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