Micaela Hein and Kelcy McKenna Falter in Final of ITA West Regional Doubles
Oct. 26, 2008
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The 2008 ITA West Regionals wrapped with yet another strong showing from the Sun Devils as Kelcy McKenna and Micaela Hein paired up to make it to the Main Draw Doubles Final while fellow Devil duo of Laila and Nadia Abdala advanced as far as the semifinal round.
The Abala duo paired up first to face the four seed of Gabriela Niculescu and Maria Sanchez of USC who came out for a solid day of play as they tackled the Sun Devils with a 8-2 win to advance to the title match against none other than Kelcy McKenna and Micaela Hein. Hein and McKenna stepped up in their semifinal round to down Hannah Grady and Stephanie Jeanes in a gritty 9-7 win to enter the title match.
In the final, the Sun Devils ran out of steam though as McKenna and Hein stepped up to face the Women of Troy, but fell 8-3 to stop just shy of their second doubles tournament title of the season.
The Sun Devils will rest for this week before competing in both the National Individual Indoors and the ASU Thunderbird Invitational November 7-9.