Men's Tennis Sweeps NAU 7-0 to Kick-Off Season

Jan. 25, 2006

Tempe, Ariz. - The Arizona State Men's Tennis Team officially kicked off their 2006 season Wednesday afternoon at home in the Whiteman Tennis Center against the Northern Arizona University Lumberjacks with a 7-0 sweep of the 'Jacks.

In doubles action ASU's Jonathan Kinsella and Ryan McBride paved the way for the Devils with a decisive 8-1 win over NAU's Gareth Ducray and Henrik Lilja.

Following suit, their fellow Devil duos of Nick Hegarty and Wes Miller as well as Mike Beatty and Ryan Waits both defeated their NAU opponents 8-6.

Singles remained a similar story for the Devils as they continued to sweep NAU across the board led by Junior Jonathan Kinsella who defeated Jeff Morys in a quick 6-0, 6-1 match.

Senior Ryan McBride was right behind Kinsella with a 6-1, 6-2 win in the number one spot against Henrik Lilja.

ASU's Nick Hegarty and T.J. Bellama were also able to win their matches in straight sets with a 6-3, 6-0 win over Gareth Ducray for Hegarty and a 6-1, 6-4 victory over Christian Tenev for Bellama.

Only two Devils were forced into all three sets on the day, though both were able to pull out wins for ASU as Mike Beatty defeated Casey Ross in a 2-6, 6-2, 6-0 bout while Freshman Wes Miller was able to beat Trent Hayward 6-3, 5-7, 6-1.

The Lumberjacks now fall to 1-3 after coming off a 1-2 opening weekend with two losses to Utah and Idaho State followed by a 4-3 win over Weber State, their next match is versus the New Mexico State Aggies tomorrow afternoon at ASU's Tempe Whiteman Tennis Center.

The Devils start off to a great 1-0 start on the season with a day of rest ahead before their next dual against New Mexico State University.

The match is set for Friday afternoon at Tempe's Whiteman Tennis Center with a 1:30 p.m. start time.


Results for Arizona State University (1-0) vs. Northern Arizona University (1-3)


1.) Kinsella/McBride (ASU) def. Ducray/Lilja (NAU) - 8-1

2.) Hegarty/Miller (ASU) def. Morys/Ross (NAU) - 8-6

3.) Beatty/Waits (ASU) def. Hayward/Thieme (NAU) - 8-6


1.) Ryan McBride (ASU) def. Henrik Lilja (NAU) - 6-1, 6-2

2.) Jonathan Kinsella (ASU) def. Jeff Morys (NAU) - 6-0, 6-1

3.) Nick Hegarty (ASU) def. Gareth Ducray (NAU) - 6-3, 6-0

4.) Mike Beatty (ASU) def. Casey Ross (NAU) - 2-6, 6-2, 6-0

5.) Wes Miller (ASU) def. Trent Hayward (NAU) - 6-3, 5-7, 6-1

6.) T.J. Bellama (ASU) def. Christian Tenev (NAU) - 6-1, 6-4 

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