California's Zerbini and Arizona State's McKenna Named Pac-10 Men's and Women's Tennis Player of the Week

March 16, 2010

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- CALIFORNIA junior Pedro Zerbini and ARIZONA STATE junior Kelcy McKenna have been named the Pac-10 Men’s and Women’s Tennis Players of the Week for March 8-14, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today. 

Zerbini of Sao Paulo, Brazil helped the Golden Bears earn a split on the road by defeating No. 51 Rice, 4-3, and falling to No. 28 Texas A&M, 5-2. Zerbini earned his 14th and 15th singles victories of the season as he claimed wins over No. 16 Austin Krajicek of Texas A&M (6-4, 6-1) and No. 25 Bruno Rosa of Rice (6-4, 6-1). Zerbini’s two wins were the seventh and eighth over ranked opponents this season.  

This marks the third-career weekly honor for Zerbini and the ninth all-time Pac-10 Player of the Week selection for the California men.

McKenna of North Bend, Ore., led the Sun Devils to three wins last week, including a 4-3 upset over No. 13 USC. In 7-0 wins over both Memphis and Oregon, the All-American won in straight sets defeating Marjorie Ondeck of Memphis (6-1, 6-0) and Pavlina Smatove of Oregon (6-3, 6-3). Against the Trojans and the match tied at 3-3, McKenna defeated No. 22 Danielle Lao 7-5, 4-6, 6-4 at the No. 3 singles position. With the win, ASU improved to 9-2 on the season. 

This marks the second-career weekly honor for McKenna and the eighth 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
Mar. 16 - Pedro Zerbini, CAL

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
Mar. 16 - Kelcy McKenna, ASU

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