Ali Blackett Named Southern Miss Student Athlete of the Week

Feb. 13, 2006

Ali Blackett
5-6, So.
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.

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