No. 14 Women's Tennis Adds Another Shutout to Schedule With 7-0 Win Over Marquette

March 18, 2008

TEMPE, Ariz. - The No. 14 Women's Tennis team improved their record to 10-3 Tuesday afternoon, defeating Marquette in flawless fashion with a 7-0 win at the WhitemanTennisCenter. With the loss the Golden Eagles fall to 6-10.


The Devils started off strong in the doubles, with freshmen Kelcy McKenna and Micaela Hein scoring half of the doubles point in their 8-1 defeat of Elly Strother and Maggie Wilson at No. 3. Seniors Wendy Pilecka and Jessica Leitch clinched the point at No. 2 for their ninth win of the season, beating Rachael Hush and Erin Watkins of Marquette 8-0. At the No. 1 spot, Nadia and Laila Abdala battled to put away Beba Calberto and Shannon Brown but prevailed 8-6, securing the doubles sweep for the Devils.


In singles, a solid effort by the freshmen in the bottom half of the line-up sealed the victory for ASU, as Hein, Ashlee Brown and Lauren Megale won in straight sets. Laila Abdala put on a great effort at No. 3, overpowering Hush for a 6-2 6-1 win, while sister, Nadia Abdala also came up with a straight-set victory at No. 1. McKenna was the last to finish at No. 2, coming back from a 5-4 deficit in the second set to win 6-2 7-5 against Calberto.


The Sun Devils take on in-state and longtime rival, the Arizona Wildcats on Saturday at 1 P.M. at the WhitemanTennisCenter. Last year, the Sun Devils swept the Wildcats, beating them 6-1 in Tucson and in Tempe. The Wildcats have a 7-8 overall record.

ASU def. Marquette 7-0




1.     N. Abdala & L. Abdala (ASU) def. B. Cabeto & S. Brown (MARQ) 8-6

2.     W. Pilecka & J. Leitch (ASU) def. R. Hush & E. Watkins (MARQ) 8-0

3.     M. Hein & K. McKenna (ASU) def. M. Wilson & E. Strother (MARQ) 8-1


Order of finish: 3, 2, 1




1.     Nadia Abdala (ASU) def. Erin Watkins (MARQ) 6-3 6-2

2.     Kelcy McKenna (ASU) def. Beba Calberto (MARQ) 6-2 7-5

3.     Laila Abdala (ASU) def. Rachael Hush (MARQ) 6-2 6-1

4.     Micaela Hein (ASU) def. Elly Strother (MARQ) 6-1 6-1

5.     Ashlee Brown (ASU) def. Maggie Wilson (MARQ) 6-1 6-1

6.     Lauren Megale (ASU) def. Shannon Brown (MARQ) 6-1 6-2


Order of finish: 5, 6, 4, 3, 1, 2

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