UCLA's Puget and USC's Ramos Named Pac-10 Men's and Women's Tennis Players of the Week
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- UCLA freshman Adrien Puget and USC junior Alison Ramos have been named Pac-10 Men's and Women's Tennis Players of the Week for Mar. 28- Apr. 3, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today.
UCLA's Puget Picked up a big win at No. 1 doubles on Friday, helping the No. 16 UCLA men's tennis team to a 5-2 victory over No. 20 Washington at the Los Angeles Tennis Center. After each team split wins at courts 2 and 3, the doubles point came down to court No. 1, where Puget and teammate Alex Brigham fought off two match points to upset 31st-ranked Kyle McMorrow and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan, 9-8(7). The Le Haillan, France, native then notched a 6-0, 6-3 win in singles over Daniel Schmidt at court No. 5 to help put away the Huskies. Puget and Brigham were also victorious against Oregon on Saturday, downing Robin Cambier and Alex Rovello, 8-4 at court No. 1.
The Trojans' Ramos rebounded from losses in previous matches by posting some powerful victories in last week's Pac-10 matches to help USC to two conference wins. Ramos combined forces with doubles teammate Cristala Andrews for two wins that keep that pairing's record a perfect 8-0 in dual-match doubles play. In singles, Ramos shut out her Oregon opponent Pascale Neubert before pinning up another straight-set win with a powerful 6-2, 6-1 victory over WSU's Andjela Kankaras. It was the Trojans' first road trip out of state this season, and the winning effort improves USC to 13-5 overall and 3-2 in Pac-10 play.
Puget earns the first weekly honor of his career and the 15th overall for UCLA. This is the first weekly honor for Ramos and the 12th overall for USC.
UCLA will stay at home to host Arizona on Friday. The Trojans will travel to the desert to face Arizona State on Friday and Arizona on Saturday.
Men's: Andre Vidaller, ARIZ; Daniel Nguyen, USC
Women's: Michelle Brycki, ASU; Venise Chan, 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
Mar. 22- Jaak Poldma, USC
Mar. 28 - Ray Saramiento, USC
Apr. 5 - Adrien Puget, UCLA
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
Mar. 21 - Hannah James - ASU
Mar. 28 - Mallory Burdette - STAN
Apr. 5 - Alison Ramos, USC