Stanford's Thacher and Arizona State's Brycki named Pac-10 Men's and Women's Tennis Players of the Week

April 20, 2010

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- STANFORD sophomore Ryan Thacher and ARIZONA STATE sophomore Michelle Brycki have been named the Pac-10 Men’s and Women’s Tennis Players of the Week for April 12-18, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today.

Thacher of Studio City, Calif., led the Cardinal to sweeps over Santa Clara and San Francisco, and a 6-1 victory over rival No. 13 California to clinch a share of the Pac-10 title. Playing in the No. 2 singles position for the matches against Santa Clara and California, the sophomore defeated the Broncos’ Kyle Dandan, 2-6, 7-6(3), 1-0, and the Golden Bears’ No. 95 Christoffer Konigsfeldt, 6-2, 6-3. In his match against the Dons at the No. 1 singles position, Thacher beat Thai Tu in straight sets 6-4, 6-3. 

This marks the first-career weekly honor for Thacher and the seventh all-time Pac-10 Player of the Week selection for the Stanford men.

Brycki of Sydney, Australia led the Sun Devils to a 5-2 win over in-state rival Arizona to finish the season with a perfect 14-0 dual match record. She became the first significant starter in head coach Sheila McInerney’s 26 years to end the regular season with a flawless dual match singles record. The sophomore achieved this feat when she defeated Arizona’s Debora Castany in straight sets 6-2, 6-2. Teaming with Hannah James, the pair beat the Wildcats’ duo of Sarah Landsman/Jane Huh, 8-2 at the No. 3 doubles position. 

This is the first-career weekly honor for Brycki and the ninth all-time Pac-10 Player of the Week selection for the Arizona State 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
Apr. 13 - Pedro Zerbini, CAL
Apr. 20 - Ryan Thacher, STAN

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
Apr. 13 - Liudmila Vasilieva, WSU
Apr. 20 - Michelle Brycki, ASU

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