Thursday, February 23, 2012

UGA's Pasha Freshman of the Week

Georgia men’s tennis rookie Nathan Pasha went a combined 5-0 last week, including two match-clinching victories for UGA at the ITA National Indoors, on his way to the first SEC Freshman of the Week honors of his career, the league office announced Wednesday morning.

The Atlanta native’s stellar play helped the Bulldogs to a 3-1 week, including a trip to the Indoor semifinals at the Boar’s Head Sports Club in Charlottesville, Va. He recorded three singles victories at line six to improve to 7-0 in dual match play, while adding a pair of doubles wins with Ignacio Taboada at No. 3.

Pasha’s wins vs. 13th-ranked California in the first round and fifth-ranked Florida in the quarterfinal clinched both of those matches, while he also won vs. top-ranked Southern Cal in Sunday’s semifinal, taking down No. 86 Roberto Quiroz to even the overall score at 1-1. It was his second career win over a ranked opponent.

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