Adel Abbas LH/RH: Right-Handed
Class: Senior
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 166 lbs.
Hometown: Cairo, Egypt/Palmer Tennis Acad.
photo         Thompson on Abbas: "Adel will be an important part of this year's success. Last season, he worked very hard to put himself in the right position to be a starter and to win key matches for us against Brown and Notre Dame. This year Adel will need to continue to work hard and stay injury free to finish his tennis career on a positive note. He is extremely talented and I believe he has great potential to be very successful this year."

Fall 2004: Advanced to the finals of the Flight A-B singles bracket at the South Carolina Invitational.

2003-04: Was 12-9 in singles and 5-3 in doubles.

2002-03: Posted a 9-7 record singles record.

2001-02: Was 6-3 in limited action with a 3-0 record in dual matches.

Junior Tennis: No. 3 ranked junior in Egypt in Boys 18s (1999) ... ITF junior world ranking of No. 187 in 1999 ... Attended Palmer Tennis Academy.

Odds and Ends: Born 4/14/83 in Cairo, Egypt... Majoring in economics.

Year12345 63 SetsTie-BreakerDualTourn.OverallPct.Dbls.Pct.
Fall 20040-00-00-00-00-00-00-11-10-04-34-357%1-233%

    Should compete in the top six on the team ... Has great ground strokes ... Needs to work on his consistency ... Serve has improved a lot ... Will be a leader on the team.

1998-99: Had a 4-2 singles record and a 5-2 doubles record for the Hokies ... Made the 1999 Virginia Tech All-Academic Team.

1997-98: Won all three of his matches in the Virginia Tech Fall Invitational ... Competed in 13 singles matches.

High School: In 1995 he was unbeaten in Virginia high school competition ... Ranked No. 6 in the 1997 MATA 18's.

Personal: Born 4/10/79 in Houston, Texas ... Attended Yorktown High School ... Majoring in finance and communication studies. [an error occurred while processing this directive]