Zerbini Receives Fourth Pac-10 Player of the Week Honor
April 13, 2010
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - California men's tennis junior Pedro Zerbini has been named the Pac-10 Men's Tennis Player of the Week for the week of April 5-11, Commissioner Larry Scott announced Tuesday, April 13. It is Zerbini's fourth career weekly honor and Cal's fourth (out of 12) this season. He sits behind just Benjamin Kohlloeffel of UCLA who had seven career selections for conference player of the week. Washington State freshman Liudmila Vasilieva was selected as the conference women's player of the week.
The third-year Golden Bear from Sao Paulo, Brazil, is the only player in Cal men's tennis history to be chosen for the honor in multiple seasons and is the second player to receive as many as three awards in his career. Zerbini's selection is the tenth overall weekly honor for the Cal men.
Zerbini earned his 17th and 18th singles victories as he helped the Bears to wins over Oregon, 7-0, and No. 22 Washington, 5-2. Against the Ducks, he defeated No. 103-ranked Alexander Cornelissen in straight sets, 6-2, 7-5. Against the Huskies, Zerbini fought back after dropping the first set to defeat No. 65 Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan of Washington, 4-6, 7-6(3), 6-3. In doubles matches, Zerbini teamed with freshman Christoffer Konigsfeldt to win both of their doubles matches at the top court. They defeated Oregon's Cornelissen and Marcos Verdasco, 8-4, and Washington's team of Kyle McMorrow and Nedunchezhiyan, 8-4.
Cal (12-6, 3-2 Pac-10) completes its regular-season dual schedule with a rivalry match against No. 7 Stanford (15-5, 4-1) at 1 p.m. PT on Saturday, April 17. Live streaming video will be available for the match via links on the CalBears.com men's tennis page.
California Men's Tennis All-Time Pac-10 Players of the Week:2006 Feb. 13 Conor Niland, Sr. Feb. 27 Conor Niland, Sr. Apr. 10 Conor Niland, Sr.2007 Mar. 19 Pierre Mouillon, Sr.2009 Mar. 23 Pedro Zerbini, So. Apr. 6 Pedro Zerbini, So.2010 Feb. 9 Christoffer Konigsfeldt, Fr. Feb. 23 Christoffer Konigsfeldt, Fr. Mar. 16 Pedro Zerbini, Jr. Apr. 13 Pedro Zerbini, Jr.