Stanford's Anne Yelsey Named Pac-10 Women's Tennis Player of the Week

April 17, 2006

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - STANFORD junior Anne Yelsey has been named the Pac-10 Women's Tennis Player of the Week for Apr. 10 - 16, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Yelsey, from Newport Beach, Calif., helped the Cardinal clinch at least a share of the Pac-10 title this weekend in wins at the Arizona schools. On Friday, No. 13 Yelsey defeated No. 61 Juliette Mavroleon of Arizona in straight sets (6-1, 6-2). On Saturday, the junior rebounded from a first-set loss to Arizona State's Kady Pooler to take the 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 win, extending her winning streak in dual matches this season to 20. Overall, Yelsey is 26-3 on the singles court this year.

With this weekend's wins, Stanford has won 78 conseuctive matches, breaking the NCAA record which was set by the 1988-91 Cardinal squad that won 76 straight.

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

ALSO NOMINATED: Danielle Steinberg, Fr., ARIZ; Kady Pooler, Jr., ASU; Suzi Fodor, Jr., and Suzi Babos, So., CAL; Lindsey Nelson, So., USC; Tara Simpson, So., WASH.

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, Jr., and Roxanne Clarke, Jr., 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; Apr. 10- Anca Anastasiu, Jr., USC; Apr. 17- Anne Yelsey, Jr., STAN.

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