Berkeley, Calif. – No. 39 Arizona State men’s tennis is off to California this weekend where they will face their first two Pac-12 opponents of the season. The Sun Devils will take on the No. 33 California Golden Bears on March 17 at 3:00 PM MST and the No. 24 Stanford Cardinal on March 19 at 1:00 PM MST. Both matches will be live streamed and links can be found here.
The Sun Devils have won nine of eleven matches since the start of February, putting them at 11-4 on the season. Murphy Cassone rose 30 spots in the most recent ITA rankings, from No. 87 to now being ranked No. 57 in the country.
Arizona State is coming off of a 4-0 win over Oregon where Murphy Cassone and Roi Ginat held their opponents scoreless and won their doubles match 6-0 and the pairing of Spencer Brachman and Max McKennon defeated their opponents to secure the doubles point for ASU. Constantinos Koshis, Max McKennon and Murphy Cassone all won their singles matches to clinch the win for the Sun Devils.
2023 Sun Devils Singles Records
Murphy Cassone– 10-2
Constantinos Koshis– 9-3
Jacob Bullard– 8-3
Roi Ginat– 6-4
Max McKennon– 6-4
Spencer Brachman– 4-3
Nicola Cigna– 3-1
The Golden Bears
The No. 33 California men’s tennis team is 7-3 on the season and are coming off of a 2-4 loss to Columbia which caused them to drop six spots in the ITA rankings. The Golden Bears roster includes multiple ranked players and doubles teams; No. 30 ranked Yuta Kikuchi, No. 94 Ryder Jackson, No. 54 ranked pairing of Jackson and Lucas Magnaudet and the No. 67 ranked doubles team of Kikuchi and Carl Emil Overbek. The Sun Devils most recent match against Cal saw ASU take the win, 4-2.
No. 24 Stanford men’s tennis is 8-5 this season including their most recent match where they lost, 2-5, to No. 2 Texas. The Cardinals have a talented roster including the No. 3 ranked player in the country, Nishesh Basavareddy, No. 8 ranked Max Basing, and No. 13 ranked Arthur Fery. The doubles team of Basavareddy and Fery is ranked No. 23 in the country as well.
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