No. 22 Men's Tennis Dominates Ducks 7-0

April 4, 2008

TEMPE, Ariz. - The No. 22 Arizona State men's tennis team rebounded from last weekend's losses by blanking the Oregon Ducks 7-0 at the Whiteman Tennis Center in Tempe, Ariz. The Sun Devils swept both the singles and doubles matches in the win. The Sun Devils are now 13-2 overall and 1-2 in Pac-10 play. The Ducks fell to 11-10, 0-3.

The Sun Devils took the doubles matches handily. The No. 53 ranked duo of Matt Brooklyn and T.J. Bellama took their match over Alexander Cornelissen and Marcos Verdasco 8-4. The team of Andres Arango and Harry Skinner stormed past Francisco Gallardo and Stephen Wiechert 8-1 in the No. 2 position. Wes Miller and John Nanosky II defeated Geoff Embry and Romeo Mortera 8-4.

Brooklyn returned to the No. 1 slot after two matches playing in the No. 2 position. He swept past Verdasco in straight sets, dominating 6-0, 6-2. Arango dropped Gallardo 6-3, 6-1. Juan Carlos Rebaza gave the Sun Devils another point as he easily won his match over Cornelissen 6-1, 6-3.

In the bottom half of the lineup, Skinner blew past Embry with a 6-2, 6-3 victory. Miller dropped his first set, but rebounded by picking up his second to win 5-7, 6-2 (10-4). Bellama earned the Sun Devils fifth singles match in straight sets, beating Wiechert 6-2, 6-1.

The Sun Devils host No. 23 Washington on Sunday at noon at the Whiteman Tennis Center.

Brooklyn/Bellama (ASU) def. Verdasco/Cornelissen (UO) 8-4
Arango/Skinner (ASU) def. Gallardo/Wiechert (UO) 8-1
Miller/Nanosky (ASU) def. Embry/Motera (UO) 8-4

Matt Brooklyn (ASU) def. Marcos Verdasco (UO) 6-0, 6-2
Andres Arango (ASU) def. Francisco Gallardo (UO) 6-3, 6-1
Juan Carlos Rebaza (ASU) def. Alexander Cornelissen (UO) 6-1, 6-3
Harry Skinner (ASU) def. Geoff Embry (UO) 6-2, 6-3
Wes Miller (ASU) def. Romeo Mortera (UO) 5-7, 6-2 (10-4)
T.J. Bellama (ASU) def. Stephen Wiechert (UO) 6-2, 6-1

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