#21 Sun Devils Fall on the Road to #2 Baylor
WACO, Tex. – The No. 21 Sun Devil men's tennis team (11-2) fell, 4-0, on the road in a non-conference matchup with No. 2 Baylor on Sunday afternoon in Waco, Texas. The loss was just the second of the season for the Sun Devils and the first since Jan. 31, and it snapped ASU's 10-match winning streak. Andrea Bolla and Makey Rakotomalala took their matches to three sets in the loss.
Nathan Ponwith/George Stoupe took Baylor's No. 10 Lah/Frantzen to a tiebreaker before falling 7-6 on court one. Christian Lerby/Bolla were also in a tiebreaker with Nick Stachowiak/Spencer Furman, but the match was abandoned while the tiebreaker was tied at 5-5 after Baylor had clinched the doubles point with a 6-4 victory on court two.
The Bears clinched the day with two-set sweeps at No. 5, 1, and 6 from No. 103 Charlie Broom, No. 46 Adrian Boitan, and Ryan Dickerson. Bolla was in a third set with No. 43 Seven Lah, their match opening with Bolla taking the initial game. Rakotomalala also took the opening game of his match at court four before Stachowiak started hsi rally. Tim Ruehl was in a tight second set with No. 56 Mathias Soto on court two, but they stopped with Soto ahead 6-5, 5-5.
The Sun Devils host the VCU Rams at Whiteman Tennis Center on Friday, Mar. 12 at 2 p.m. MST. No public attendence is permitted.
Mar 03, 2021 at Waco, Tex.
(Hurd Tennis Center)
#2 Baylor 4, #21 Arizona State 0
#46 Adrian Boitan (BU) def. Nathan Ponwith (ASU) 6-3, 6-1
#56 Matias Soto (BU) vs. Tim Ruehl (ASU) 6-4, 5-5, unfinished
#43 Sven Lah (BU) vs. Andrea Bolla (ASU) 3-6, 6-2, 3-0, unfinished
#74 Nick Stachowiak (BU) vs. Makey Rakotomalala (ASU) 4-6, 6-2, 0-0, unfinished
#103 Charlie Broom (BU) def. George Stoupe (ASU) 6-3, 6-4
Ryan Dickerson (BU) def. Christian Lerby (ASU) 6-3, 6-3
#10 Sven Lah/Constantin Frantzen (BU) def. Nathan Ponwith/George Stoupe (ASU) 7-6 (7-2)
Charlie Broom/Matias Soto (BU) def. Tim Ruehl/Makey Rakotomalala (ASU) 6-4
Nick Stachowiak/Spencer Furman (BU) vs. Christian Lerby/Andrea Bolla (ASU) 6-6 (5-5), unfinished
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1); Singles (5,1,6)
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