USC's Van't Hof, Arizona's Steinberg Named Pac-10 Men's & Women's Tennis Players of the Week
Feb. 11, 2008
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - USC senior Kaes Van't Hof and ARIZONA junior Danielle Steinberg have been named Pac-10 Men's and Women's Tennis Player of the Week for Feb. 4-10, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.
Van't Hof, playing out of the No. 2 position in singles, went undefeated over the weekend to lead the Trojans to victories over two ranked opponents and maintain their undefeated record in dual match play (7-0). On Friday, the senior held off a second set charge by Clemson's Kevin Fleck for the 6-3, 7-6  victory as the Trojans took the 6-1 victory over the No. 33 Tigers. Van't Hof returned Saturday in even better form as he defeated No. 19 ranked Clancy Shields of Boise State in straight sets, 6-3, 6-2 and the Trojans prevailed, 5-2, over the No. 27 Broncos.
The Trojans are currently ranked No. 6 in the ITA collegiate rankings and head to the ITA National Team Indoor Tournament beginning Thurs., Feb. 14.
Steinberg, the No. 46 ranked woman in the country, picked up two wins on an undefeated weekend as Arizona split its weekend series with Houston and Florida International. Playing out of the No. 1 position on Saturday, she cruised to a 6-0, 6-2 victory over Lucy Forward of Houston. Steinberg was challenged Sunday, but still managed to drop No. 32 Florida International's Liset Brito in the No. 1 position match, 7-6, 2-6, 6-3.
The Wildcats (5-1), ranked No. 38, host Long Beach State on Fri., Feb. 15 and Sacramento State on Sat., Feb. 16.
The award is the third of Van't Hof's career and the second of Steinberg's. It is the fifth all-time accolade for the USC men's team and the second for the Arizona women's team, as both have been earned by Steinberg.
ALSO NOMINATED (MEN): Jay Goldman, ARIZ; TJ Bellama, ASU; Richard Wire, STAN; Holden Seguso, UCLA; Patrik Fischer, WASH.
ALSO NOMINATED (WOMEN): Kelcy McKenna, ASU; Celine Rolly, ORE.
2008 PAC-10 MEN'S TENNIS PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Feb. 5- Mathieu Dehaine, Sr., UCLA; Feb. 11- Kaes Van't Hof, Sr., USC.
2008 PAC-10 WOMEN'S TENNIS PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Feb. 5- Tara Simpson, Sr., WASH, Danielle Steinberg, Jr., ARIZ.