Stanford's Klahn and Washington's Chan Named Pac-10 Men's and Women's Tennis Players of the Week
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- STANFORD junior Bradley Klahn and WASHINGTON senior Venise Chan have been named Pac-10 Men's and Women's Tennis Players of the Week for January 17-23, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today.
Klahn took home singles and doubles titles on Jan. 17 at the Sherwood Cup, completing an impressive tournament weekend heading into dual match season. The Poway, Calif., native defeated USC's Steve Johnson, 6-2, 6-4 in the championship match, winning the Sherwood Cup singles title for the second-straight season. It was the fifth career singles championship for Klahn, who also won the ITA Northwest Regional Championship and NCAA Singles Championship last year after snagging the Pac-10 Championships singles crown in 2009. In doubles play, Klahn teamed with Ryan Thatcher to outlast Baylor's Roberto Maytin and John Peers, 8-6 for the doubles title. This win marked the fifth doubles championship for the pair of Klahn/Thatcher.
Washington's Chan began her dual season with a pair of straight victories, helping lead the Huskies to a pair of critical road wins at then-No. 73 BYU and then-No. 40 Utah. Playing from the No. 1 slot against the Cougars, Chan rolled to a 6-2, 6-1 win. On Sunday, the Hong Kong, China, native knocked off 60th-ranked Evgenia Kryuchkova of Utah in straight sets. Chan has 79 career wins, good for fifth all-time at Washington and is just two wins away from fourth. In doubles, Chan and her teammate, Denise Dy improved to 7-1 on the season, beating 53rd-ranked Craig and Price of BYU, 8-1, and Utah's 49th-ranked combo of Putilina and Miles, 8-5.
This is Klahn's fourth Pac-10 Player of the Week honor and the eighth overall honor for Stanford. For Chan, this is her fifth Pac-10 Player of the Week honor and the 7th overall for Washington.
Men's: Andres Carrasco, ARIZ; Alex Rovello, ORE; Jaak Poldma, USC; Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan, WASH
Women's: Michelle Brycki, ASU; Pavlina Smatova, ORE; Alison Ramos, USC
2011 Pac-10 Men's Tennis Player of the Week
Jan. 18 - Pedro Zerbini, CAL
Jan. 24 - Bradley Klahn, STAN
2011 Pac-10 Women's Tennis Player of the Week
Jan. 18 - Maria Sanchez, USC
Jan. 24 - Venise Chan, WASH
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