Men's Tennis Downed by No. 16 Stanford, 6-1

April 1, 2005

TEMPE, Ariz. - The Arizona State men's tennis team took on No. 16 Stanford Friday afternoon at the Whiteman Tennis Center in a dual that saw the Cardinal top the Sun Devils, 6-1. With the loss the Sun Devils fall to 6-10 while the Cardinal improve to 10-7.

In doubles action, the Cardinal came out strong taking all three doubles matches to win the first point of the afternoon. On Court No. 1, the Sun Devils tandem of Andy Colombo and Mike Beatty were upended by Stanford's team of Sam Warburg and KC Corkery, 8-5. On Court No. 3, Ryan McBride and Nick Hegarty battled against Stanford's team of Eric McKean and James Wan, falling 8-5. ASU's duo of Clinton Letcher and Jonathan Kinsella were taken down, 9-7, in a hard fought match against Stanford's Phil Sheng and Jon Wong.

Singles action saw more of the same from the Cardinal men as the Sun Devils were unable to come back dropping give of the six singles matches to Stanford. The Sun Devils Kinsella took on Corkery at the No. 2 singles position in a match that saw Corkery overcome Kinsella in straight sets, 6-4, 6-2. ASU battled back with a win at the No. 4 position as McBride upended Sheng, 6-3, 6-1. Next off the courts was the No. 6 match between ASU's Beatty and Stanford's Phil Kao, in which Kao took the point, 6-1, 6-2. Stanford secured the win when Warburg defeated Letcher, 6-3, 6-2, at the No. 1 singles position.

Rounding out action for the Pac-10 matchup, were the matches on the No. 3 and No. 5 courts. At the No. 3 spot, Christopher Biro came back after dropping the first set against Stanford's Wan to win the second set, but was unable to top him in the third-set tiebreaker as Wan took the point for Stanford, 6-2, 3-6, 1-0(3). Similarly at the No. 5 position, ASU's Hegarty dropped the first set to McKean but came back to take the second set before dropping the third-set tiebreaker to give the Cardinal the final point, 7-6 (6), 4-6, 1-0(5).

The Arizona State University men's tennis team is back in action Saturday, April 2 at the Whiteman Tennis Center as they play host California in a Pac-10 dual.

No. 16 Stanford 6, No. 38 Arizona State 1
1. No. 2Sam Warburg (STAN) def. Clinton Letcher (ASU), 6-3, 6-2
2. No. 33 KC Corkery (STAN) def. Jonathan Kinsella (AS), 6-4, 6-2
3. James Wan (STAN) def. Christopher Biro (ASU), 6-2, 3-6, 1-0 (3)
4. Ryan McBride (ASU) def. Phil Sheng (STAN), 6-3, 6-1
5. Eric McKean (STAN) def. Nick Hegarty (ASU), 7-6 (6), 4-6, 1-0 (5)
6. Phil Kao (STAN) def. Mike Beatty (ASU), 6-1, 6-2
Order of Finish: 2, 4, 6, 1, 3, 5

1. No. 3Corkery/Warbury (STAN) def. Andy Colombo/Beatty (ASU), 8-5
2. Sheng/Jon Wong (STAN) def. Letcher/Kinsella (ASU), 9-7
3. McKean/Wan (STAN) def. McBride/Hegarty (ASU), 8-5
Order of Finish : 1, 3, 2

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