Causing a Racquet: Home for the Holidays!

Dec. 15, 2009

Hello Sun Devil Fans!

Classes have ended for the semester and we are each working to complete our finals. After finals end, we are headed in different directions until January. Here's an update as to what we will all be doing:

Nadia Abdala is going home to Mexico City for a few days and then traveling to San Diego to spend Christmas and New Years with her family. She will be practicing with a couple of friends in both locations in order to be ready for the season.

Ashlee Brown is going to Perth, Australia for a family Christmas. She is glad that it will be summer there, so the beach will be a hot spot! She will be hitting with some Aussie college players, who will also be home for the break.

Michelle Brycki will be celebrating Christmas and New Years in New York. She will be exploring The Big Apple and practicing with a finely selected crew of ex professional Australian tennis players.

Micaela Hein is heading home to Southern California to celebrate Christmas with family and friends. She will be playing a tournament near her hometown from December 26-30th in order to get ready for the spring season.

Amanda Martin will be spending her time training with some of the locals here in Arizona and preparing to take the GMAT's right before Christmas. She also will be spending a lot of time up at her cabin in Showlow and she hopes she will experience her first Christmas with snow!

Kelcy McKenna will be celebrating Christmas in The Great Northwest, spending most of her time in quaint coastal towns on the Southern Oregon Coast. She intends to improve upon her tan during the break by only practicing outside in freezing cold temperatures. Other activities include: dog walker, personal assistant to niece Raegan Farm, and North Bend School District volunteer.

Sianna Simmons is currently home in Atlanta, Georgia. She plans on spending a lot of time with her family and friends. She can't wait for the Christmas feast so wonderfully prepared by her mom. She has no plans as far as traveling anywhere but is definitely glad to be home!

Nikki Smith is going home to Calgary for Christmas with her family. On the 26th of December, she will be going to California to train, before heading back to Canada for a few days to continue preparing for the season.

I will be heading back to the east coast to spend time with my family for a week, before returning to Phoenix at the end of December to continue my internship with Fox Sports Arizona. I am slightly nervous about the cold temperatures and possible snow (boy how Arizona has changed me!) but am looking forward to spending time with my family!

Hope everyone has a great holiday season! We look forward to seeing you at our matches come January!

As always, Go Devils!


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