Sun Devils Host Gonzaga and NAU in Double Header Sunday

Jan. 25, 2008

This Week
The Arizona State Sun Devils begin their 2008 season with a double-header against the Gonzaga Bulldogs and the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks on Sunday January 27. The match against Gonzaga begins at 9:00 a.m. and the Sun Devils play the Lumberjacks at 2:00 p.m.

Series History
Versus the Lumberjacks, the Sun Devils currently hold a 34-0 record over NAU. Their last meeting was January 26, 2007 at ASU's Whiteman Tennis Center with a final score of 6-1.

Up Next
The Sun Devils hit the road and travel to the South to take on Southern Mississippi and Auburn in Auburn, Ala. The first match is on Feb. 9 against So. Mississippi at 1:00 pm.

Last Time Out
The Sun Devils hosted athletes from Illinois, Rice and Texas two weeks ago in the first annual ASU Spring Invitational. John Nanosky II won the Maroon Singles draw after winning two of his three matches in his Sun Devil debut.

To Be the Best...
As always, the Sun Devils will play one of the toughest schedules in the country, possibly the toughest in program history this year, combining a strong non-conference slate with the always powerful Pac-10 Conference schedule.

At The Helm
Coach Lou Belken enters his 26th season at the helm of the Sun Devil program, the sixth longest tenure of any head coach at ASU. In his 25 seasons, Belken has led his team to 18 berths in the tournament. This year he threatens to top the 300 wins mark as he enters the season with 297 career wins.

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