Women's tennis defeats Wildcats

<p>The Arizona State women's tennis team ended the dual match season on a high note as they defeated their in-state rival, Arizona, 5-2 in Tucson, Ariz. The Sun Devils finished the dual season with a 13-5, 5-3 Pac-10 record while the Wildcats fell to 12-9, 1-7 Pac-10.</p><separator></separator><p>"We played pretty well. It's always tough to play in Tucson," said head coach <a href="http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/w-tennis/mtt/mcinerney_sheila00.htm… McInerney</a>. "They had a tough crowd their today."</p><separator></separator><p>ASU got on the board early as they handily picked up the doubles point. The duo of <a href="http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/w-tennis/mtt/brown_ashlee00.html">A… Brown</a> and <a href="http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/w-tennis/mtt/simmons_sianna00.html"… Simmons</a> blanked the UA team of Natalia Toporowska and Deborah Castany. <a href="http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/w-tennis/mtt/brycki_michelle00.html… Brycki</a> and <a href="http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/w-tennis/mtt/james_hannah00.html">H… James</a> were the next off the court as they finished off Jane Huh and Sarah Landsman 8-2 on Court Three. <a href="http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/w-tennis/mtt/hein_micaela00.html">M… Hein</a> and <a href="http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/w-tennis/mtt/mckenna_kelcy00.html">… McKenna</a> made it a Sun Devil doubles sweep with an 8-5 victory over Claire Rietsch and Natasha Marks.</p><separator></separator><p>"We got off to a very good start, I thought we played very well in doubles," said 26th year head coach <a href="http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/w-tennis/mtt/mcinerney_sheila00.htm… McInerney</a>. "It set the tone for the rest of the match."</p><separator></separator><p>ASU carried the momentum from doubles over to singles. Defeating Castany 6-2, 6-2, Brycki concluded her sophomore dual season with a perfect 14-0 record. Brycki's fellow sophomore, Simmons, capped a solid season with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Huh.</p><separator></separator><p>"Sianna won easily," said McInerney. "Michelle finished the season without dropping a dual match which is fantastic."</p><separator></separator><p>As she has several times in her career, junior McKenna made sure the Sun Devils won their match. The All-American held off No. 124 Landsman, to win 6-2, 6-4 and clinch a rivalry victory for ASU.</p><separator></separator><p>"Kelcy played really well," said McInerney. "She fought hard and clinched the win."</p><separator></separator><p>On Court One, Hein took the first set 6-3 over UA's Natasha Marks. After dropping the second set 6-3, Hein rebounded to win the tie-breaker and clinch her second straight match over a ranked opponent.</p><separator></separator><p>"It was a tough crowd and Micaela kept her composure on Court One," said McInerney. "She played well."</p><separator></separator><p>The Sun Devils win gives them a point in the State Farm Territorial Cup Series. ASU and the rest of the Pac-10 will head to Ojai, Calif., for the Pac-10 Championships. The tournament begins Thursday, April 22.</p><separator></separator><p>Doubles: 
<br /> 1. Hein/McKenna (ASU) def. Rietsch/Marks (UA) 8-5<br /> 2. Brown/Simmons (ASU) def. Toporowska/Castany (UA) 8-0<br /> 3. Brycki/James (ASU) def. Landsman/Huh (UA) 8-2<br /> Singles: 
<br /> 1. No. 76 Hein (ASU) def. No. 107 Marks (UA) 6-3, 3-6, 1-0(4)<br /> 2. No. 70 McKenna (ASU) def. No. 124 Landsman (UA) 6-2, 6-4<br /> 3. Rietsch (UA) def. Abdala (ASU) 6-3, 6-4<br /> 4. Brycki (ASU) def. Castany (UA) 6-2, 6-2<br /> 5. Toporowska (UA) def. James (ASU) 6-3, 7-5<br /> 6. Simmons (ASU) def. Huh (UA) 6-2, 6-2</p><separator></separator><!-- STORY AD BEGINS HERE --></p>