California's Zerbini and Stanford's Barte Named Pac-10 Men's And Women's Tennis Players Of The Week
April 6, 2009
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- CALIFORNIA sophomore Pedro Zerbini and STANFORD sophomore Hilary Barte have been named Pac-10 Men’s and Women’s Tennis Players of the Week for Mar. 30 - Apr. 5, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.
Zerbini helped No. 81 Cal upset No. 20 Arizona, 4-2, in Tucson to give the Wildcats their first and only home loss of the season. In singles, the Sao Paulo, Brazil, native defeated his fourth-straight ranked opponent as he earned a 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 decision over No. 68 Jay Goldman in the top spot. He is now 8-3 on the season when playing in the No. 1 position and 10-4 in all duals, leading the Bears with a 19-6 singles record. In doubles, the sophomore paired with Geoff Chizever to take out Pat Methem and Francois VanderMerwe, 8-4. The duo is now 23-6 on the year.
This is the second weekly honor for Zerbini and the sixth all-time for California.
Barte defeated three nationally-ranked opponents last week as Stanford picked up wins against Sacramento State (6-1), Arizona (7-0) and Arizona State (6-1). She took out No. 110 Katrina Zheltova, 6-1, 6-1 on Apr. 1, No. 94 Danielle Steinberg, 6-4, 6-3 on Apr. 3 and No. 3 Kelcy McKenna, 6-3, 6-3, on Apr. 4. The Chatsworth, Calif., native improved her record to 26-4 overall, 18-1 in duals and 18-4 against ranked players. In doubles, Barte teamed up with Lindsay Burdette to win all three of their matches, including an 8-2 win over 13th-ranked McKenna and Micaela Hein of ASU.
This marks the third weekly honor for Barte and the eighth overall for Stanford.
2009 Pac-10 Men’s Tennis Players of the Week: Jan. 26 - Blake Muller, Sr., STAN; Feb. 2 - Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan, So., WASH; Feb. 9 - Andres Arango, Jr., ARIZ; Feb. 16 - Bradley Klahn, Fr., STAN; Feb. 23 - Andres Carrasco, So., ARIZ; Mar. 2 - Bradley Klahn, Fr., STAN; Mar. 9 - Haythem Abid, Jr., UCLA; Mar. 16 - Jay Goldman, So., ARIZ; Mar. 23 - Pedro Zerbini, So., CAL; Mar. 30 - Abdullah Magdas, Sr., USC; Apr. 6 - Pedro Zerbini, So., CAL
2009 Pac-10 Women’s Tennis Players of the Week: Jan. 26 - Venise Chan, So., WASH; Feb. 2 - Kelcy McKenna, So., ASU; Feb. 9 - Carmen Seremeta, Sr., ORE; Feb. 16 - Mari Andersson, So., CAL; Feb. 23 - Nadia Abdala, Jr., ASU; Mar. 2 - Yasmin Schnack, Jr., UCLA; Mar. 9 - Danielle Steinberg, Sr., ARIZ; Mar. 16 - Jana Juricova, Fr., CAL; Mar. 23 - Bojana Bobusic, Sr., CAL; Mar. 30 - Amanda Fink, Sr., USC; Apr. 6 - Hilary Barte, So., STAN