Ali Blackett Named Southern Miss Student Athlete of the Week
Ali Blackett was selected as the Southern Miss Student Athlete of the Week for her performance vs. Cincinnati and Louisville.
Feb. 13, 2006
Bristol, England (Cotham School)
Lady Eagle tennis player Ali Blackett posted a 1-1 singles record and a 2-0 doubles record to help Southern Miss post a 1-1 record over the weekend against Cincinnati and No. 75 Louisville. Blackett helped Southern Miss defeat Cincinnati, 5-2, by defeating the Bearcats' Jill Klauck at No. 4 singles, 4-6, 7-6, 10-2 at No. 4 singles. In doubles, Blackett teamed with senior Nikhila Narra at No. 2 doubles to earn a 9-8 victory over Cincinnati's Jenny Rowen and Lindsay Willeford. Though Southern Miss would lose the next day against Louisville, 7-0, the doubles duo of Blackett and Narra managed an 8-3 victory at No. 2 doubles against the Cardinals' Bianca Gorbea and Stephanie Velazquez.
For the spring season, Blackett holds a 1-3 singles record and leads the team with a 2-2 doubles record with teammate Nikhila Narra.