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Ponwith Earns Second Pac-12 POTW Honor

Mar 9, 2021

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - For the second time this season, Sun Devil men's tennis senior captain Nathan Ponwith is the Pac-12 men's tennis player of the week, the conference announced today. This is the Scottsdale native's second POTW honor this season. He was previously honored on Feb. 11. 

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Ponwith went 2-1 in singles and picked up a doubles victory during No. 21 ASU's road gauntlet last week that featured matches against No. 50 Tulsa, No. 28 Oklahoma, and No. 2 Baylor. Ponwith's singles wins against the Hurricane and Sooners helped ASU (11-2) reach a 10-match winning streak prior to their loss to the Bears, and the senior captain reached a team-best 10 wins too. His victories included a three-set win over No. 67 Kody Pearson of Tulsa.

Ponwith is 10-3 in singles this year and holds an 8-4 record in doubles. He opened the season on a six-match winning streak and has taken down two ranked opponents in No. 57 Siem Woldeab of Texas and No. 67 Pearson. 

ASU returns to the courts Friday to host VCU at 2 p.m. The Sun Devils then host UNLV Sunday at 2 p.m. Both matches will be live streamed.