USC McNaughton and California's Juricova Named Pac-10 Men's and Women's Tennis Players of the Week

April 6, 2010

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- USC senior Jason McNaughton and CALIFORNIA sophomore Jana Juricova have been named the Pac-10 Men’s and Women’s Tennis Players of the Week for March 29-April 4, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today.

McNaughton of San Diego, Calif., led the fourth-ranked Trojans to a pair of wins over No. 7 Stanford, 5-2, and No. 17 California, 6-1. Against the Cardinal, the senior came up huge beating Greg Hirshman (6-4, 6-3) handing him his first loss of the season at the No. 6 singles position. Against the Golden Bears, McNaughton moved to the No. 5 singles position and defeated Riki McLachlan (6-2, 3-6, 1-0 (10-7)). In limited action this season due to an injury, McNaughton has won four-straight singles matches helping USC to an 18-2 overall record and 4-0 record in Pac-10 play. 

This marks the first-career weekly honor for McNaughton and the Conference leading 15th all-time Pac-10 Player of the Week selection for the USC men.

Juricova of Piestany, Slovak Republic, led No. 12 California to a marquee 5-2 win over No. 18 USC. Against the defending Pac-10 Champions, the sophomore posted a three-set win over second-ranked Maria Sanchez (6-3, 5-7, 6-3). Teaming with junior Mari Andersson, the duo defeated No. 46 Sanchez/Danielle Lao, 8-6, at the No. 1 doubles position. For the season, Juricova has won six-straight singles matches and has a team-high 31 singles wins. Along with Andersson, the pair has won six-straight doubles matches. 

This marks the third-career weekly honor, second of the season, for Juricova and the Conference leading 12th all-time Pac-10 Player of the Week selection for the California women. 

2010 Pac-10 Men’s Tennis 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
Mar. 23 - Daniel Nguyen, USC
Mar. 30 - Nick Meister, UCLA
Apr. 5 - Jason McNaughton, 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
Mar. 16 - Kelcy McKenna, ASU
Mar. 23 - Marina Cossou, CAL
Mar. 30 - Hilary Barte, STAN
Apr. 5 - Jana Juricova, CAL

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