The women’s group endured its first misfortunes at home, and the men’s group had its losing streak stretched out to three matches
ASU redshirt senior Sammi Hampton plans to hit the ball across the court against NAU at the Whiteman Tennis Center in Tempe on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021. ASU won against NAU 7-0.
ASU’s people’s tennis crews endured Pac-12 misfortunes this previous week. Ladies’ tennis lost its first games at home this season, and the men’s group had its losing streak reached out to three matches.
ASU ladies’ tennis lost to No. 10 UCLA and USC this previous end of the week, denoting the group’s initial two misfortunes at home this season.
The Sun Devils started the end of the week by losing an intense 4-3 match against the Bruins Friday.
In duplicates, senior Tereza Kolarova and junior Domenika Turkovic were the solitary Sun Devils to dominate their game, crushing junior Elysia Bolton and sophomore Sasha Vagramov 6-2.
Seniors Ilze Hattingh and Lauryn John-Baptiste lost their match to sophomore Abbey Forbes and graduate understudy Jada Hart 6-3.
Redshirt senior Sammi Hampton and rookie Marianna Argyrokastriti likewise lost their match to seniors Annette Goulak and Vivian Wolff 6-4 to give UCLA the doubles point.
In singles, after Forbes crushed Hattingh 6-3, 6-2, the Sun Devils won three straight matches to come surprisingly close to dominating the group game.
Be that as it may, UCLA won every one of the following two matches in three sets. Junior Cali Jankowski lost her match against Goulak 7-5, 2-6, 6-4, and Hampton lost to Hart 6-4, 4-6, 6-4.
ASU at that point lost to USC 5-2 Saturday, the group’s fourth misfortune in the previous five matches.
After the Sun Devils and the Trojans split the initial two pairs matches, Hampton and Argyrokastriti won a tight 7-6 match against junior Salma Ewing and redshirt senior Clare McKee to catch the copies point.
After Jankowski crushed McKee 6-3, 6-2 in singles, USC won the excess five singles matches to dominate the group game.
ASU will play next against Utah on April 9 at 1:30 p.m. MST in Tempe.
No. 23 ASU men’s tennis lost its third sequential match in disastrous design Friday, falling 4-3 to Stanford.
The Sun Devils neglected to win the duplicates point by losing two straight matches in the wake of winning the first.
ASU’s No. 1 sets of seniors Nathan Ponwith and Tim Ruehl won 6-2 to start duplicates play. In any case, the No. 2 sets of senior Makey Rakotomalala and sophomore George Stoupe lost 6-2, and senior Andrea Bolla and sophomore Christian Lerby lost at No. 3.
The Sun Devils began solid in singles play, winning three of the initial four matches. Ponwith won 6-4, 6-2 at No. 1 singles, Ruehl won 6-3, 6-1 at No. 3 and Bolla won in three sets at No. 4.
After Stoupe and freshman Max McKennon each lost their singles matches, bringing the match score to 3-3, Rakotomalala lost in a third set tiebreak to clinch the triumph for Stanford.
ASU’s second match of the end of the week, booked for Saturday against Cal, was dropped. The group will next take on Utah out and about on April 9 at 11 a.m. MST.