USC'S Johnson and Oregon's du Toit Named Pac-10 Men's and Women's Tennis Players of the Week
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- USC junior Steve Johnson and Oregon junior Trudie du Toit have been named Pac-10 Men's and Women's Tennis Players of the Week for Mar. 7-Mar. 13, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today.
Johnson steamrolled another two big opponents this week. The first - a straight-set win over #29 Ed Corrie of Texas - was the clinching win for the #7 Trojans in an upset of #3 Texas. The next day, the Villa Park, Calif., native was up against #12 Austen Childs and got another straight-set win, giving up just three games in the entire match, as USC topped #27 Louisville. Top-ranked Johnson is on an 11-match singles win streak, holding a 24-3 overall singles record and a perfect 11-0 mark in dual match singles. With straight-set wins in his last six singles matches, Johnson has not lost more than 3 games in a set during that run. USC is now 12-2 overall as a team.
Trudie du Toit put the finishing touches on Oregon's first win over a top-25 opponent since 2005 with her three-set comeback victory over No. 20 Washington's Vanja Radunovic. After dropping her first set, the Vancouver, British Columbia, native won 12 consecutive games to pick up her fourth singles win in dual play and clinched a 4-3 upset win in the process. The win is Oregon's first in Pac-10 play and moves the Ducks to 7-6 overall.
This is Johnson's third all-time selection, second this season and the 19th overall for USC. The weekly honor is the first for du Toit and the third all-time for Oregon.
Men's: Bozhidar Katsarov, ORE; Alex Rovello, ORE; Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan, WASH
Women's: Jana JurIcova CAL; Cristala Andrews, USC; Denise Dy, WASH
2011 Pac-10 Men's Tennis Player of the Week
Jan. 18 - Pedro Zerbini, CAL
Jan. 24 - Bradley Klahn, STAN
Jan. 31 - Emilio Gomez, USC
Feb. 7 - Clay Thompson, UCLA
Feb. 14 - Jaak Poldma, USC
Feb. 21 - Steve Johnson, USC
Feb. 28 - Pedro Zerbini, CAL
Mar. 6 - Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan -WASH
Mar. 14 - Steve Johnson - USC
2011 Pac-10 Women's Tennis Player of the Week
Jan. 18 - Maria Sanchez, USC
Jan. 24 - Venise Chan, WASH
Jan. 31 - Denise Dy, WASH
Feb. 7 - Anna Goransson, CAL
Feb. 14 - Maria Sanchez, USC
Feb. 21 - Mari Andersson, CAL
Feb. 28 - Hilary Barte - STAN
Mar. 6 - Noelle Hickey - UCLA
Mar. 14 - Trudie du Toit - ORE