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Nadia Abdala
Player Profile:
Nadia Abdala 1266521
Height: 6'2"
Year: Senior
Hometown: San Diego, Calif.
High School: Eastlake
Experience: 3 Letters


2009-10: Primarily played in the No. 3 spot but also played No. 1 and No. 2 singles... went 12-12 overall in her final season at ASU... with doubles partner Micaela Hein, went 12-5 overall and 9-4 in dual matches... named Pac-10 All-Academic Honorable Mention.

2008-09: Went as far as the second round of the NCAA Individual Championships in singles... named Second-Team All-Pac-10... finished the season 20-8 in singles... Boasted a 15-5 record as the Sun Devils No. 2 player... partnered with sister Laila in doubles... the Abdala sisters went 21-10 overall and finished runner-up at the Pac-10 Championships... earned Pac-10 All-Academic Honorable Mention accolades.

2007-2008: Had yet another great season with a total of 24 wins in singles play... went 3-0 with partner Jessica Leitch in doubles play... racked up 4 wins with partner Kelcy McKenna... ranked #32 in doubles play with partner Laila Abdala recording 10 wins... was given All Pac-10 Honors.

2006-2007: Had a stellar freshman season, finishing the year ranked number 37 in the ITA Rankings... played most of the season at the number two position, recording 14 wins in dual matches and 23 wins overall... was a participant of the 2007 NCAA Individual Championships... was named to the Pac-10 All-Conference second team and was also named the ITA West Region Player to Watch.

High School/Juniors: Was inducted into the Eastlake High School sports Hall of Fame in 2006...four-year letterwinner....2005 San Diego High School Athlete of the Year....2004 CIF Finalist...Athlete of the month February 2004...competed in the San Diego Metro-League for four years, was ranked #1 in her district and #4 in regional...was a finalist at the CIF in Laguna Beach in 2004 and a semifinalist at the CIF in Copa del Lago in 2006...was named to the Principal's honor roll at Eastlake High in 2004.

Personal: Born August 17, 1988 in Mexico City....majoring in political science...parents are Hissam and Laila Saad Abdala...has three siblings: Hissam, Tarek and Laila Abdala, former member of the Sun Devil Tennis Team.

1. The most exiting thing I did this summer was: watching David Guetta in Ibiza.
2. My favorite food is: Mexican.
3. I could not live without: food.
4. One word to describe me is: tall.
5. If I was an animal, I would be a: penguin.
6. My favorite Sun Devil moment is: beating Stanford.
7. If I was in a music video, I would want it to be with: Elton John.
8. A dream vacation for me would be: Lebanon.
9. My favorite pro athlete is: Kaka.
10. If I could go on a dinner date with anyone, it would be: Brett Dennan.
11. The most embarrassing moment for me was when: I forgot how to speak English.
12. One thing you don't know about me is: I can sing and talk at the same time.
13. The best singer on our team is: Michelle in Spanish.
14. Person I would nominate for "You think you can dance?" is: Ashlee.
15. My favorite restaurant is: fogo di chao.

Nadia Abdala 2009-2010 Results
DateEventRound/PositionOpponentOpponent SchoolResultScore
3/6/10Dual vs. WashingtonVenise ChanWashingtonLoss6-3, 6-3
3/5/10Dual vs. Washington StateLiudmila VasilievaWashington StateLoss6-1, 6-1
2/26/10Dual vs. Fresno StateRenata KucerkovaFresno StateLoss3-6, 7-5, 10-6
2/22/10Dual vs. CaliforniaJana JuricovaCaliforniaLoss7-5, 7-5
2/20/10Dual vs. Saint Mary'sCatherine IsipSaint Mary'sU4-6, 6-3
1/31/10ITA Kick-Off WeekendAlexa GuarachiAlabamaLoss6-3, 6-2
1/30/10ITA Kick-Off WeekendSasha KrupinaGeorgia TechWin7-6 (7-2), 7-5
1/23/10Dual vs. UC DavisDahrd ZamudioUC DavisWin4-6, 7-5, 6-4
1/22/10 Dual vs. USCBNatalia LozanoUSCBWin3-6, 6-3, 7-6
1/16/10 Freeman MemorialPamela MontezUCLALoss6-3, 6-3
1/15/10 Freeman MemorialQuarterfinalsMallory BurdetteStanfordLoss6-0, 6-3
1/15/10 Freeman MemorialRound of 16Claire BartlettFloridaWin7-5, 6-4
11/7/09 ASU ThunderbirdSemifinalsDenise MuresanMichiganLoss6-3, 2-6, 6-2
11/7/09ASU ThunderbirdQuarterfinalsAnnie GoranssonCaliforniaWin6-3, 6-
11/6/09ASU ThunderbirdRound of 16Michelle SulahianMichiganWin6-1, 4-6, 6-4
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