Nadia Abdala Named Pac-10 Player of the Week

Feb. 23, 2009

ARIZONA STATE junior Nadia Abdala has been named Pac-10 Women's Tennis Player of the Week for Feb. 16 - 22, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

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. This is the Sun Devils second honor of the 2009 season as Kelcy McKenna was named Pac-10 Player of the Week for the week of Feb. 2.

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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