Daniel Nguyen Picks Up Another Pac-10 Player of the Week Award
March 23, 2010
Daniel Nguyen won out in doubles and singles last week for the Trojans, teaming up with two different Trojan partners during doubles play and also grabbing two straight-set singles wins during USC's Spring Break road trip. For his winning effort, Nguyen has snagged his second selection as the Pac-10 Men's Tennis Player of the Week.
Although USC fell at Duke, Nguyen recorded an upset singles win in beating higher-ranked Dylan Arnould. Two days later, Nguyen's decisive singles win helped the Trojans push ahead of host Georgia as USC went on to snap the Bulldogs' 71-match home winning streak with a 4-2 victory in Athens.
That winning run extended Nguyen's singles win streak to six straight, as he leads his team with a 24-5 overall singles record while holding a 10-1 dual-match singles record. The doubles win with Steve Johnson at Duke kept the pair undefeated in dual-match doubles at 6-0, and Nguyen's doubles victory with Jason McNaughton at Georgia clinched the crucial doubles point for the Trojans.
Nguyen's first career Pac-10 Player of the Week award came just weeks ago on March 2. Three Trojans have won the honor so far this season, with Jaak Poldma winning on Feb. 16 and Steve Johnson taking the prize on March 9 soon after Nguyen's award.
No. 5 USC now continues its road run by heading north for the Trojans' first official Pac-10 matches of the year. USC (14-2) opens things with a visit to No. 67 Oregon at 1:30 p.m. on Friday (March 26) in Eugene. Then it's off to Seattle to go up against No. 21 Washington at 1 p.m. on Saturday (March 27) as the Trojans make their first marks in conference competition for the year.