McMorrow, Susanyi Named Players of the Week
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. — WASHINGTON junior Kyle McMorrow and CALIFORNIA freshman Zsofi Susanyi have been named Bank of the West Pac-12 Men's and Women's Tennis Players of the Week for Feb. 6-12, Commissioner Larry Scott announced Monday.
Against No. 28 Michigan on Saturday, Washington's McMorrow upset 6th-ranked Evan King at the No. 1 singles spot in straight sets as the Huskies went on to post a 6-1 victory. It was McMorrow's fourth win this season over players currently ranked in the top-25. On Sunday, McMorrow handled Mathieu Forget of UCSB, 6-2, 6-4 to improve to 6-1 in dual singles play. The Huskies improved to 6-2 on the year.
No. 21-ranked Susanyi helped the Golden Bears advance to the semifinals of the ITA National Women's Team Indoor Championships. The Szeged, Hungary native earned her 19th singles victory this season to tie her for team-high honors with fifth-ranked senior Jana Juricova. Playing all of her singles matches at court two, she opened the weekend with a 6-3 first-set win over No. 39-ranked Gabriela Mejia of Miami (FL) and had a 4-3 lead in the second set before her match was suspended. The next day, she wiped out No. 52 Lauren Herring of Georgia, 6-3, 6-3, to help Cal advance to its third semifinal appearance in four years. Though the Bears fell, 4-1, to No. 3-ranked Duke, Susanyi had an impressive singles outing as she took out No. 38 Hanna Mar, 6-2, 6-1. In doubles matches, Susanyi teamed with Juricova at the top court. The duo earned an 8-1 win over Miami's tandem of Bartenstein and Dubins, and then came up with a big 8-2 win against Georgia's second- ranked team of Gilchrist and Gullickson. Though their third doubles match was suspended because Duke had clinched the doubles point, Susanyi and Juricova were holding onto a 7-2 lead in their match against Clayton and Goldfield. Susanyi has now won 12 of her last 13 singles matches, including eight victories against ranked opponents.
Men's: Ben McLachlan, CAL; Alex Rovello, ORE; Yannick Hanfmann, USC.
Women's: Sarah Landsman, ARIZ; Mallory Burdette, STAN; Robin Anderson, UCLA; Danielle Lao, USC; Anastasia Putilina, UTAH; Denise Dy, WASH.
2012 Pac-12 Men's Tennis Player of the Week
Jan. 16 Nick Andrews, California
Jan. 23 Ryan Thacher, Stanford
Jan. 30 Ray Sarmiento, USC
Feb. 6 Nick Meister, UCLA
Feb. 13 Kyle McMorrow, Washington
2012 Pac-12 Women's Tennis Player of the Week
Jan. 16 Jana Juricova, California
Jan. 23 Zoe Scandalis, USC
Jan. 30 Elisabeth Fournier, Washington State
Feb. 6 Kaitlyn Christian, USC
Feb. 13 Zsofi Susanyi, California