No. 15 Sun Devils Keep Streak Going, Defeat No. 52 Clemson
March 12, 2008
ATLANTA, Ga. - The No. 15 Arizona State men's tennis team rolled over the No. 52 Clemson Tigers Wednesday afternoon with a 6-1 victory. The team is now 10-0 overall.
The Sun Devils won two of their doubles matches to earn the doubles point. The No. 31 ranked Matt Brooklyn and T.J. Bellama earned a hard-fought 9-8 victory over Ike Belk and Derek DiFazio. Wes Miller and John Nanosky II notched their eighth doubles win of the season with an 8-6 win over Gera Boryachinskiy and Kevin Galloway. Andres Arango and Harry Skinner fell 8-3 to Carlos Alvarez and Kevin Fleck.
In singles, the Sun Devils took five of the six doubles matches. In the number two spot, No. 49 Andres Arango defeated Boryachinskiy 6-1 in the first set and fought through three tie-breakers in the second set to take the match 6-1, 7-6 (3). Playing in the No. 3 position, Pac-10 Player of the Week Juan Carlos Rebaza took his match over Fleck in straight sets, winning 6-0, 6-1. Skinner took down Belk in two sets as well, defeating the Tiger 6-4, 6-3.
In the No. 5 spot, Miller came out on top, defeating Galloway 7-5, 6-4. After dropping his first set 3-6, Bellama fought through two tough sets to earn the singles victory 3-6, 7-6 (5), 7-5 in the sixth position. Brooklyn dropped a tough 7-5, 5-7, 6-0 match to Alvarez.
The Sun Devils remain in Atlanta to compete against Georgia Tech on Friday.
Matt Brooklyn/T.J. Bellama (ASU) def. Ike Belk/Derek DiFazio (Clemson) 9-8
Carlos Alvarez/Kevin Fleck (Clemson) def. Andres Arango/Harry Skinner (ASU) 8-3
Wes Miller/John Nanosky II (ASU) def. Gera Boryachinskiy/Kevin Galloway (Clemson) 8-6
Carlos Alvarez (Clemson) def. Matt Brooklyn (ASU) 7-5, 5-7, 6-0
Andres Arango (ASU) def. Gera Boryachinskiy (Clemson) 6-1, 7-6 (3)
Juan Carlos Rebaza (ASU) def. Kevin Fleck (Clemson) 6-0, 6-1
Harry Skinner (ASU) def. Ike Belk (Clemson) 6-4, 6-3
Wes Miller (ASU) def. Kevin Galloway (Clemson) 7-5, 6-4
T.J. Bellama (ASU) def. Derek DiFazio (Clemson) 3-6, 7-6 (5), 7-5