USC's Kaes Van't Hof Named Pac-10 Men's Tennis Player of the Week

Feb. 12, 2007

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WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - USC junior Kaes Van't Hof has been named the Pac-10 Men's Tennis Player of the Week for Feb. 5-11, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Van't Hof, a native of Newport Beach, Calif., did not drop a set in singles or doubles last week, helping the Trojans to a pair of 5-2 victories over ranked opponents.

On Friday, Van't Hof earned the clinching point in USC's 5-2 win over No. 44 Fresno State, defeating Mirko Zapletal, 7-6 (6), 6-3, in the second singles spot. Van't Hof also teamed with Robert Farah to take the No. 2 doubles match, 8-4.

Next time out against 18th-ranked Boise State on Saturday, Van't Hof hit his way to a routine 6-3, 6-2 win over Piotr Dilaf at No. 3 singles. Van't Hof and Farah provided the clinching win in the doubles point, as they rallied back from 7-4 down to take the next five games and the match, 9-7. Van't Hof and Farah are 6-0 in dual play thus far.

At 7-0, USC is off to its best season start since 1998. They have the upcoming week off, returning to the court next on Feb. 23 to face Texas A&M.

This is Van't Hof's first career Pac-10 Player of the Week honor and the second all-time for USC.

ALSO NOMINATED: Tyler Browne, Sr., CAL; Geoff Embry, Fr. ORE; Daniel Chu, Sr., WASH.

2007 PAC-10 MEN'S TENNIS PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Feb. 5- Benjamin Kohlloeffel, Sr., UCLA; Feb. 12- Kaes Van't Hof, Jr., USC.

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