Ponwith Collects Pac-12 Player of the Week Honors
TEMPE - A perfect singles record and just one loss in five doubles matches is a great way to grab people's attention.
Homegrown senior Nathan Ponwith (5-0 singles, 4-1 doubles) has done just that thus far and his efforts have led to him receiving Pac-12 Player of the Week honors, the conference announced today. Ponwith is just the third Sun Devil to earn the conference accolade, following Michael Geerts twice in 2018 and Tim Ruehl once in 2019.
Ponwith added three wins to his perfect singles record and extended his and doubles partner Max McKennon's winning streak to four matches this week in ASU's victories over Grand Canyon, No. 22 Pepperdine, and Northern Arizona. All three home matches came within five days of each other. Ponwith swept each of his No. 1 singles opponents in two sets and never allowed them to get more than three points in a set. In doubles, he and McKennon won each match 6-3, including their Friday match against Pepperdine that included 90th-ranked singles player Corrado Summaria. ASU is 4-1 overall and 4-0 at home with Ponwith's help.
The Sun Devils return to the courts Saturday to host New Mexico State at 2 p.m. before traveling to Fort Worth, Texas to play TCU at 1 p.m. CDT (noon MST).
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