Juricova Earns Third Pac-10 Player of the Week Honor
April 7, 2010
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - California women's tennis sophomore Jana Juricova has been named the Pac-10 Player of the Week for the week of March 29-April 4, Commissioner Larry Scott announced on Tuesday (April 6). Her selection is the first Cal has ever received in the month of April and marks the second time this spring that Juricova has been chosen for the honor; the third in her career. Juricova becomes the first Golden Bear to be named Pac-10 player of the week three times in Cal women's tennis history. The Bears have now had at least three selections in each of the past two years and lead all Pac-10 teams with 12 honorees all-time. USC senior Jason McNaughton was selected for the men's award.
Juricova of Piestany, Slovak Republic, led the Bears to a marquee 5-2 win over a No. 18-ranked USC squad. Cal took out the defending Pac-10 champions when Juricova completed a three-set win over second-ranked Maria Sanchez at the top singles court, 6-3, 5-7, 6-3. It was Juricova's sixth consecutive win and her team-high 31st singles victory of the year. Earlier in the day, she teamed with junior Mari Andersson to earn an 8-6 win over the No. 46-ranked tandem of Danielle Lao and Sanchez. The pair has now won 25 matches including six straight and lead the Bears with a 25-8 overall mark.
The Bears (14-4, 2-1 Pac-10) head to the Pacific Northwest for three conference duals this weekend (April 8-11) and open up play at Oregon's Student Tennis Center. The Ducks (9-11, 1-4) host Cal in a 4 p.m. PT match in Eugene, Ore., on Thursday, April 8. From there, the Bears head to Seattle to face No. 25 Washington in a noon PT match on Saturday, April 10, before taking on Washington State in Pullman, Wash., for a noon PT match on Sunday, April 11. Please check 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. Mar. 23 Marina Cossou, Jr. Apr. 6 Jana Juricova, So.