Washington Park product shines at UGA

ATHENS, Ga. — University of Georgia men’s tennis freshman Nathan Pasha on Monday secured his fourth SEC Freshman of the Week honor of the season when the league office issued its release this afternoon.

Pasha has now won the award in back-to-back weeks in addition to taking the honors on March 28 and Feb. 22. The Atlanta native is riding a team-best nine-match winning streak in singles with an 18-1 dual match record and a 9-1 mark in conference play.

On Saturday vs. Tennessee in the regular-season finale, Pasha put up two more wins on the day to help the Bulldogs to the 7-0 shutout of their divisional rival, including a straight-set win over Taylor Patrick at six singles that got him off the court first for the sixth time in 2012. He then teamed with Sadio Doumbia for an 8-2 victory at No. 2 doubles, which at that point evened things at 1-1 before Georgia eventually went on to claim the doubles point.

Pasha and the Bulldogs head to Starkville, Miss., this week for the 2012 SEC Championships. Enjoying a first round bye, Georgia will take on the winner of the Auburn-South Carolina match in the quarterfinals on Friday at 9 a.m. ET.

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