(ROCHESTER, N.Y.) – Carnegie Mellon University sophomore Abhishek Alla (Hyderabad, India/IMG Pendleton School) was named University Athletic Association (UAA) Men's Tennis Athlete of the Week for his performance at the ITA Southeast Regional September 28-30.
Alla won the regional defeating Ben Hwang of Johns Hopkins University,6-2, 6-1, in the finals. The sophomore won his first three matches of the regional in straight sets before running into junior teammate Will Duncan in the quarterfinals and won 4-6, 6-2, 7-5. He then had to face Tartan freshman Kenny Zheng in the semifinals and defeated Zheng 6-4 and 6-2 before beating Hwang in the finals.
This past weekend Alla also won 8-2 over Paul Jarzynka of Franciscan at No. 1 singles after teaming with fellow sophomore Yuvraj Kumar at No. 2 doubles as they defeated Dave Freytag and Zack Quiza, 8-0.
Alla will be back in action at the ITA National Small College Championships in Fort Meyers, Florida starting October 10.