No. 15 Men's Tennis Falls 4-3 to California

March 29, 2008

BERKELEY, Calif. - The No. 15 Arizona State men's tennis team suffered its second loss of the season against California at the Hellman Tennis Complex in Berkeley, Calif. The Sun Devils fell 4-3 to the Golden Bears, putting them at 12-2 overall and 0-2 in conference.

The Sun Devils got off to a good start by sweeping the doubles matches. The No. 53 ranked team of T.J. Bellama and Matt Brooklyn defeated Geoff Chizever and Pedro Zerbini 8-5. The duo of Andres Arango and Harry Skinner swept past Eoin Heavey and Kallim Stewart, winning 8-4. In the No. 3 spot, Wes Miller and John Nanosky II defeated Jonathan Dahan and Bozhidar Katsarov 8-3.

In singles, the Sun Devils won two of the six matches. No. 62 ranked Arango blew past No. 116 Stewart in straight sets, 6-3, 6-4 in the No. 1 slot. Playing number two singles, Brooklyn handily defeated Pierre Mouillon 6-2, 6-1. Skinner put up a tough fight in the number three position but fell 6-3, 5-7, 6-4.

The Sun Devils return to Tempe next weekend when they host Oregon and Washington in two conference matches at the Whiteman Tennis Center. The match against Oregon will begin at 1:30 p.m. on Friday while Saturday's match versus Washington will begin at noon.

Doubles:
Bellama/Brooklyn (ASU) def. Chizever/Zerbini (CAL) 8-5
Arango/Skinner (ASU) def. Heavey/Stewart (CAL) 8-4
Miller/Nanosky II (ASU) def. Dahan/Katsarov (CAL) 8-3

Singles:
Andres Arango (ASU) def. Kallim Stewart (CAL) 6-3, 6-4
Matt Brooklyn (ASU) def. Pierre Mouillon (CAL) 6-2, 6-1
Eoin Heavey (CAL) def. Harry Skinner (ASU) 6-3, 5-7, 6-4
Jonathan Dahan (CAL) def. Juan Carlos Rebaza (ASU) 6-2, 6-4
Pedro Zerbini (CAL) def. T.J. Bellama (ASU) 6-2, 6-2
Bozhidar Katsarov (CAL) def. John Nanosky II (ASU) 6-3, 6-3

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