Washington's Jean-Noel Insausti Named Pac-10 Men's Tennis Player of the Week
April 17, 2006
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - WASHINGTON senior Jean-Noel Insausti has been named the Pac-10 Men's Tennis Player of the Week for Apr. 10 - 16, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.
Insausti, from Souraide, France, helped Washington to a sweep of the Los Angeles schools last weekend, notching two three-set tiebreak singles wins, including the clinching match in the Huskies' upset over No. 7 UCLA. Insausti, ranked 90th in the nation, upset then-No. 78 Mathieu Dehaine, 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (5) in the No. 3 singles position. Insausti's win gave Washington the 4-3 upset victory over UCLA, handing the defending national champion its first Conference loss of the season.
Against USC, Insausti turned in an exciting three-set victory over USC's Kaes Van't Hot, 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (11). With the wins, Insausti improved his singles record to 15-4.
This is Insausti's first Pac-10 Player of the Week honor and first weekly honor all-time for Washington.
ALSO NOMINATED: Conor Niland, Sr., CAL; K.C. Corkery, Sr., STAN; Garrett Snyder, Jr., USC.
2006 PAC-10 MEN'S TENNIS PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Feb. 6- Roger Matalonga, Sr., ARIZ; Feb. 13- Conor Niland, Sr., CAL; Feb. 21- Jeff Groslimond, Sr., ARIZ; Feb. 27- Conor Niland, Sr., CAL; Mar. 13- Dejan Cvetkovic, So., USC; Mar. 20- Benjamin Kohlloeffel, Jr., UCLA; Mar. 27- Roger Matalonga, Sr., ARIZ; Apr. 3- Benjamin Kohlloeffel, Jr., UCLA; Apr. 10- Conor Niland, Sr., CAL; Apr. 17- Jean-Noel Insausti, Sr., WASH.
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