USC's Johnson and Arizona State's Hein Named Pac-10 Men's and Women's Tennis Players of the Week

March 9, 2010

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- USC sophomore Steve Johnson and ARIZONA STATE junior Micaela Hein have been named the Pac-10 Men’s and Women’s Tennis Players of the Week for March 1-7, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today.

Johnson of Orange, Calif., led the fifth-ranked Trojans to a 6-1 victory over No. 6 UCLA. With the win, USC secured its first back-to-back wins against crosstown rival UCLA since 1991. Johnson defeated UCLA’s Holden Seguso in straight sets (6-2, 6-4). Teaming with SR Robert Farah, Johnson defeated the Bruins’ duo of Holden Seguso/Haythem Abid, 8-5, to wins the doubles point. Johnson improved to 18-3 in singles play, while he and Farah improved to 14-3 overall in doubles. 

This marks the first-career weekly honor for Johnson and the Conference leading 13th all-time Pac-10 Player of the Week selection for the USC men.

Hein of Mission Viejo, Calif., led the Sun Devils to a weekend sweep of Washington State, 5-2, and upset of No. 18 Washington, 5-2. Moving into the No. 2 slot for the first time this season, Hein swept both singles matches. She defeated WSU’s Elisabeth Fournier, 6-2, 7-5, then defeated the Huskies’ Lina Xu, 6-1, 6-1. Teaming with SR Nadia Abdala, the duo were perfect in doubles play picking up wins over WSU’s Lea Jansen/Fournier, 8-2, and Venise Chan/Samantha Smith of Washington, 8-3. 

This marks the first-career weekly honor for Hein and the seventh all-time Pac-10 Player of the Week selection for the Arizona State women.

2010 Pac-10 Men’s Players of the Week
Jan. 25 - Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan, WASH
Feb. 2 - Bradley Klahn, STAN
Feb. 9 - Christoffer Konigsfeldt, CAL
Feb. 16 - Jaak Poldma, USC
Feb. 23 - Christoffer Konigsfeldt, CAL
Mar. 2 - Daniel Nguyen, USC
Mar. 9 - Steve Johnson, USC

2010 Pac-10 Women’s Tennis Players of the Week
Jan. 25 - Venise Chan, WASH
Feb. 2 - Denise Dy, WASH
Feb. 9 - Lindsay Burdette, STAN
Feb. 16 - Jana Juricova, CAL
Feb. 23 - Venise Chan, WASH
Mar. 2 - Maria Sanchez, USC
Mar. 9 - Micaela Hein, ASU

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