No. 19 Women's Tennis Defeats Texas 4-3

Feb. 21, 2009

AUSTIN, Tx.--Although play got off to a slow start for the Devils, after a 30 minute rain delay, there was no shortage of action from the women's tennis team Saturday afternoon as they took down the Longhorns 4-3.

The Devils picked up three singles wins on the day, including Micaela Hein, who took down Stephanie Davison in two sets 6-2, 6-2. No. 3 Kelcy McKenna dropped the first set against Krista Damico 4-6, but rallied back to defeat Damico 6-3, 6-3. Nadia Abdala put up a strong showing, battling out Caroline Larsson 5-7, 6-1, 6-3 for the win.

In doubles play, No. 9 Micaela Hein and Kelcy McKenna retained their flawless record, defeating No. 11 Vanja Corovic and Marija Milic 8-5. Krista Damico and Maggie Mello put up a battle, but sisters Laila Abdala and Nadia Abdala overcame with an 8-6 victory. Although ultimately defeated, Ashlee Brown and Sianna Simmons wouldn't go down without a fight, narrowly falling to Longhorn duo Amanda Craddock and Caroline Larsson 8-6.

This win improves the team's away record to 2-1 and their overall record 5-1 this season. Women's tennis returns to play next Saturday, February 28 in Eugene, Ore. facing off against the Oregon Ducks.

#19 Arizona State 4, #28 Texas 3

Doubles - Order of Finish: 1, 2, 3

1 #9 Hein/McKenna (ASU) def. #11 Corovic/Milic (UT) - 8-5

2 L. Abdala/N. Abdala (ASU) def. Damico/Mello (UT) - 8-6

3 Craddock/Larsson (UT) def. Brown/Simmons (ASU) - 8-6

Singles - Order of Finish: 6, 3, 4, 5, 1, 2

1 Kelcy McKenna (ASU) def. Krista Damico (UT) - 4-6, 6-3, 6-3

2 Nadia Abdala (ASU) def. Caroline Larsson (UT) - 5-7, 6-1, 6-3

3 Micaela Hein (ASU) def. Stephanie Davison (UT) - 6-2, 6-2

4 Maggie Mello (UT) def. Laila Abdala (ASU) - 7-6 (3), 1-6, 6-2

5 Sarah Lancaster (UT) def. Sianna Simmons (ASU) - 6-4, 3-6, 6-1

6 Amanda Craddock UT) def. Ashlee Brown (ASU) - 6-0, 6-3

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