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First Tournament of Matt Hill Era Opens Friday

Feb 23, 2022

TEMPE - Sun Devil Men's Tennis is back home in Tempe and ready to host the ASU 8-Team Invitational Friday-Sunday at the Kiwanis Tennis Facility. No. 34 Memphis, No. 65 Rice, and No. 71 UC Santa Barbara come in alongside unranked Cal Poly, New Mexico, South Florida and Utah State. Two matches will be played each day, starting at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Fans can watch the courts live throughout the weekend via Playsight, but no live stats are available. Check tournament central for full details and the bracket. The tournament is free to spectators.
 
ASU 8-Team Tournament
February 25-27, 2022
Tournament Central
Watch (Playsight)
Kiwanis Tennis Center
6111 S All America Way, Tempe AZ 85283
 
"We're super excited to start this tournament this year," head coach Matt Hill said. "We've wanted to do this since we restarted the program and we're so excited to finally get it going this year. We have a very strong field coming in that has some teams that don't always get a ton of opportunities against the better teams in the country because of the conferences they're in. We're really excited to get started, be back home, and have this weekend for the local community to come out and see us compete."
 
ASU hasn't previously hosted a full tournament under Matt Hill, though the Sun Devils did two three-team invites in 2018 and 2019 - the ASU Invitational in 2018 that the Sun Devils swept in, and the Tempe Collegiate Cup in 2019 where ASU earned an upset over No. 16 Illinois.
 
The Sun Devils are coming off a week of rest, their last match Feb. 11 against No. 21 Pepperdine where No. 67 Murphy Cassone knocked off No. 9 Daniel De Jonge and unranked Fabien Salle upset No. 22 Pietro Fellin.
 
The ITA's last individual rankings were released on Feb. 9 and had Memphis' David Stevenson / Jeremy Taylor at 26th, and ASU's Salle/Max McKennon at 29th. In singles, Cassone was 67th and South Florida's Chase Ferguson was 96th.
 
THE SCHEDULE  | FULL BRACKET

DATE TIME GAME Courts RESULTS
Friday, Feb. 25 10:00 AM #1 Memphis vs New Mexico 1-4, 6-7 TBA
Friday, Feb. 25 10:00 AM USF vs #4 Cal Poly 11-14, 8-9 TBA
Friday, Feb. 25 1:00 PM #3 UCSB vs Utah State 1-4, 6-7 TBA
FRiday, Feb. 25 1:00 PM ASU vs #2 Rice 11-14, 8-9 TBA
Saturday, Feb. 26 10:00 AM TBA vs TBA TBA
Saturday, Feb. 26 1:00 PM TBA vs TBA TBA
Sunday, Feb. 27 10:00 AM TBA vs TBA TBA
Sunday, Feb. 27 1:00 PM TBA vs TBA TBA

All matches covered by Playsight. Click here to watch live (use "Change Camera" to rotate between courts).