Sun Devils Host #5 Longhorns Sunday
TEMPE - Sun Devil Men's Tennis welcomes No. 5 Texas to Tempe on Sunday. The match begins at 1 p.m. and can be viewed live on the ASU Live Stream. Attendance is free and open to the public. ASU is looking to bounce back from Wednesday's loss to No. 19 Texas A&M.
ASU vs. #5 Texas
1 p.m. Sunday
Devil horns > Longhorns
No. 5 Texas | Sunday | 1 p.m. ?? pic.twitter.com/fiDvcut2WN
— Sun Devil M. Tennis (@SunDevilMTennis) January 21, 2022
Last time out
The Sun Devils fell short, 5-2, to the No. 19 Texas A&M Aggies Wednesday. ASU battled, but head coach Matt Hill believes the team needs to stay disciplined and stick with their game plan. In singles competition, Murphy Cassone (3-6, 6-2, 6-3) and Fabien Salle (6-4, 6-4) were able to defeat #115 Noah Schachter and #74 Raphael Perot, while Jacob Bullard/Murphy Cassone (6-4) defeated Stefan Storch/Mathis Bondaz in doubles play.
Scouting the Longhorns
The Longhorns recently lost, 4-3, to defending NCAA Champion Florida. Texas picked up three singles wins, including an upset at No. 1 Eliot SPizzirri who defeated defending singles champion Sam Riffice. No. 20 Micah Braswell earned a win against Duarte Vale, and Richard Ciamarra won against No. 107, Andy Andrade. Texas takes on No. 14 Arizona Friday before coming to Tempe.
After the Longhorns come to visit, the Sun Devils will head out to ITA Kickoff Weekends in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where they'll face No. 6 Ohio State and Northwestern or UNC right after.