Men's Tennis Season Ends With 4-1 Loss To Vanderbilt

May 13, 2001

(#34) Vanderbilt 4, (#32) Arizona State 1

Records: Arizona State 10-12, Vanderbilt 13-12Attendance: 548

Saturday, May 12, 2001A&M Tennis Center, College Station, Texas


1. (#45) Eddie Coates, VAN def. (#67) Nic Duby, ASU 6-4, 6-2

2. Bobby Reynolds, VAN def. (#70) Matt Klinger, ASU 6-4, 6-7 (3), 6-2

3. Chad Harris, VAN vs. Mirza Duranovic, ASU DNF

4. Zach Dailey, VAN def. Pim Van Mele, ASU 6-4, 6-4

5. Jens Fredericksen, VAN vs. Oliver Charroin, ASU DNF

6. Jarrod Eckermann, ASU def. Josh Tarkoff, VAN 6-3, 6-2


1. (#39) Coates/Reynolds, VAN def. Duby/Klinger, ASU 8-4

2. Hambrick/Smith, VAN vs. Bowen/Eckermann, ASU DNF

3. Harris/Tarkoff, VAN def. Charroin/Van Mele, ASU 8-5



Clinching match was No. 2 singles.Vanderbilt advances to face No. 7 Texas A&M in the second round on Sunday at 1 p.m.The win marks Vandy's sixth upset of the season (against higher ranked opponents) and their second in the last three matches.Vanderbilt is making their second appearance in the NCAA Tournament and their second appearance in the second round.ASU is now 0-2 all time against Vanderbilt.


ASU Head Coach Lou Belken

'We had a chance to get back in it, but it hurt us not playing well in doubles. We got down early with their breaks and weren't able to get back in. We did have a chance to sneak back in in singles, but to their credit they did not let us in the door. We may have made a few more errors than they did, but they were pretty solid.'

Vanderbilt Head Coach Ken Flach

'Going in, you figure we're both ranked right around each other, and I thought it would be a battle. It was going to be a close match, especially being the NCAAs. Nobody was going to give up. They fought tooth and nail until the end, and that's the way it was. (ASU) came back from some big leads we had, and we came back from some of their leads. I expected that, but I didn't like it. I'm proud of our guys. They fought hard. They represented the university well. Now, we get the chance at a crack at the Aggies on their home courts. It will be fun. I'm sure it will be a good atmosphere.'

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