Arizona's Andres Carrasco, Arizona State's Nadia Abdala Named Pac-10 Men's And Women's Tennis Players Of The Week

Feb. 23, 2009

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WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- ARIZONA sophomore Andres Carrasco and ARIZONA STATE junior Nadia Abdala have been named Pac-10 Men's and Women's Tennis Players of the Week for Feb. 16 - 22, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Carrasco led Arizona to victories over No. 26 Texas Tech and No. 54 San Diego over the weekend. Against Texas Tech, the Barcelona, Spain, native defeated Christian Rojmar in straight sets, 7-5, 6-3. Facing San Diego, Carrasco played in the No. 3 singles position and again won in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3, over the Toreros' Chris Coetzee He also helped secure the doubles point with teammate Andres Arango, 8-4, over San Diego's Nicola Bubnic and Nils Schive.

This is the first weekly honor for Carrasco and the 5th all-time for Arizona.

Abdala's comeback in the No. 2 singles position gave No. 19 Arizona State the win over No. 28 Texas on Feb. 21. The San Diego, Calif., native dropped her first set to Texas' Caroline Larsson, 5-7, but stormed back and easily picked up the next two sets, 6-1, 6-3. In doubles, Abdala teamed up with her older sister, Laila Abdala, to defeat the Longhorn's Krista Damico and Maggie Mello, 8-6. The win gave the Sun Devils the doubles point.

This Abdala's first weekly honor and the sixth overall for Arizona State.

2009 Pac-10 Men's Tennis Players of the Week: Jan. 26 - Blake Muller, Sr., STAN; Feb. 2 - Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan, So., WASH; Feb. 9 - Andres Arango, Jr., ARIZ; Feb. 16 - Bradley Klahn, Fr., STAN; Feb. 23 - Andres Carrasco, So., ARIZ

2009 Pac-10 Women's Tennis Players of the Week: Jan. 26 - Venise Chan, So., WASH; Feb. 2 - Kelcy McKenna, So., ASU; Feb. 9 - Carmen Seremeta, Sr., ORE; Feb. 16 - Mari Andersson, So., CAL; Feb. 23 - Nadia Abdala, Jr., ASU

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