Stanford's Klahn, USC's Fansler Named Pac-10 Men's And Women's Tennis Players Of The Week
April 20, 2009
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- STANFORD freshman Bradley Klahn and USC junior Sarah Fansler have been named Pac-10 Men’s and Women’s Tennis Players of the Week for Apr. 13 - 19, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.
Klahn, who was recently moved to the No. 1 singles slot, registered his fifth straight No. 1 singles victory last week. The Poway, Calif., native downed 115th-ranked Tommy Tu of USF on Apr. 15, 6-2, 6-3 and came back to defeat rival California’s Pedro Zerbini (No. 58) 3-6, 6-0, 6-2 on Apr. 18. In doubles, Klahn teamed up with Ryan Thacher to upset two ranked doubles teams. First, the pair took out USF’s team of Tu/Cohen (No. 87), 8-6. They followed up with an 8-1 win over Cal’s 15th-ranked team of Zerbini/Chizever.
This is Klahn’s third weekly honor of the season and the fifth all-time for Stanford. He becomes the third Pac-10 player to win three player of the week awards in the same season and the first freshman to accomplish that feat.
Fansler helped USC capture its first-ever Pac-10 Tennis Championship with the match-clinching singles win for the Trojans in their victory over No. 10 UCLA, 5-2. In doubles, the Laguna Beach, Calif., native was paired with Lyndsay Kinstler and the duo upset the Bruin team of Seguso/Wetmore (No. 56), 8-2, to set the Trojans up to claim the doubles point in the match. In singles, Fansler took the three-set victory over UCLA’s Maya Johansson, 6-0, 4-6, 6-4.The Trojan win snapped a five-match losing streak to the Bruins as USC finished the Conference season a perfect 8-0.
This is the first weekly honor for Fansler and the eighth overall for USC.
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; Apr. 13 - Robert Farah, Jr., USC; Apr. 20 - Bradley Klahn, Fr., STAN
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; Apr. 13 - Maria Sanchez, So., USC; Apr. 20 - Sarah Fansler, Jr., USC