Jana Juricova Named Pac-10 Player of the Week
Feb. 18, 2010
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - No. 2-ranked California women's tennis sophomore Jana Juricova was named Pac-10 Women's Tennis Player of the Week for the week of Feb. 8-14, Commissioner Larry Scott announced on Tuesday, Feb. 16. USC junior Jaak Poldma received the men's honor.
A native of Piestany, Slovak Republic, Juricova led the second-ranked Golden Bears to a pair of victories over No. 9 Georgia Tech, 5-2, and No. 12 UCLA, 4-3, at the 2010 ITA National Team Indoor Championships before Cal fell to third-ranked and two-time defending champion Northwestern, 4-3. Juricova suffered just her first defeat in nine matches but lost to the top-ranked player in the nation in Georgia Tech's Irina Falconi, 7-6(7), 7-5. However, she rebounded to defeat fifth-ranked Yasmin Schnack of UCLA, 6-4, 6-2, and No. 12-ranked Maria Mosolova of Northwesterm, 6-3, 6-1.
In doubles matches, Juricova teamed with junior Mari Andersson as the two maintained their perfect record in dual matches by defeating the Georgia Tech duo of Falconi and Sasha Krupina, 8-5, upsetting UCLA's No. 10-ranked tandem of Andrea Remynse and Schnack, 8-1, and beating Northwestern's team of Elena Chernyakova and Lauren Lui, 8-4.
This is the second career weekly honor for Juricova and the conference leading 10th overall Pac-10 Player of the Week selection for the California women's tennis team. Juricova joins Zsuzsanna Fodor as the only other two-time selection from Cal. Fodor received player of the week honors once as a junior and once as a senior.
The Bears (6-1, 0-0 Pac-10) will play host to No. 28 Arizona State (3-1, 0-0) in a 1:30 p.m. PT match on Monday, Feb. 22, at the Hellman Tennis Complex. The outcome will not count towards conference standings as it is the first of two scheduled dual matches this spring. Please visit CalBears.com for more information.
California Women's Tennis All-Time Pac-10 Players of the Week:2006 Feb. 6 Marion Ravelojaona, So. Feb. 13 Zsuzsanna Fodor, Jr.2007 Feb. 19 Susie Babos, Jr. Mar. 12 Zsuzsanna Fodor, Sr.2008 Feb. 25 Stephanie Kusano, Sr. Mar. 10 Marina Cossou, Fr.2009 Feb. 16 Mari Andersson, So. Mar. 16 Jana Juricova, Fr. Mar. 30 Bojana Bobusic, Sr.2010 Feb. 16 Jana Juricova, So.