Oregon's Dominika Dieskova Named Pac-10 Women's Tennis Player of the Week

April 3, 2006

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - OREGON junior Dominika Dieskova has been named the Pac-10 Women's Tennis Player of the Week for Mar. 27 - Apr. 2, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Dieskova, from Bratislava, Slovakia, enjoyed an undefeated trip over two Top-15 opponents in the Bay Area last weekend. On Friday, the junior defeated Stanford's two-time NCAA individual champion and 15th-ranked Amber Liu, 6-2, 6-2. Dieskova followed up on Saturday with her first victory this season over California's Suzi Fodor, who is currently ranked No. 10 by the ITA. Dieskova, who won the first set 6-4, fell in the second 7-6 (7-4) before going on a 10-point super tie-breaker. Fodor tied the game at 6, until Dieskova won four straight points for the victory.

This is Dieskova's first Pac-10 Player of the Week honor and the first weekly honor all-time for Oregon.

ALSO NOMINATED: Laura Gordon, Sr., UCLA; Amanda Fink, Fr., USC.

2006 PAC-10 WOMEN'S TENNIS PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Feb. 6- Marion Ravelojaona, So., CAL; Feb. 13- Suzi Fodor, Jr., CAL; Feb. 21- Luana Magnani, Sr., USC; Feb. 27- Kady Pooler and Roxanne Clarke, Jrs., ASU; Mar. 13- Lindsey Nelson, So., USC; Mar. 20- Ekaterina Burduli, So., WSU; Mar. 27- Roxanne Clarke, Jr., ASU; Apr. 3- Dominika Dieskova, Jr., ORE.

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