Magnani, Anastasiu Named to All-Pac-10 Second Team

May 5, 2004

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- In a vote by the Pac-10 Conference coaches, the USC men's and women's tennis teams earned seven conference honors for the 2004 season, announced Pac-10 commissioner Tom Hansen on Wednesday, May 5.

Highlighting the Trojans' honors, men's coach Peter Smith has been named the 2004 Pac-10 Coach of the Year after leading USC to a 6-1 conference record (19-3 overall) and a share of the Pac-10 title. More impressively, Smith's team captured the conference title (its first since 1994) after having posted a 2-5 Pac-10 mark last season. This is Smith's seventh career conference Coach of the Year honor and USC's seventh honor overall.

The men's and women's teams each had three players named to All-Pac-10 teams. Junior Luana Magnani and freshman Anca Anastasiu were named to the women's All-Pac-10 second team, and teammate Carine Vermeulen was selected as All-Pac-10 honorable mention.

On the men's side, Adriano Biasella was honored to the All-Pac-10 first team, while teammates Johan Berg and Jamil Al-Agba earned All-Pac-10 honorable mention accolades.

Following is a complete list of honors.

2004 Tennis Pac-10 Conference Honors

Women's First Team
Alice Barnes, STAN, Dianne Hollands, ARIZ, Raquel Kops-Jones, CAL, Amber Liu, STAN, Daria Panova, ORE, Dea Sumantri, WASH

Women's Second Team
Anca Anastasiu, USC, Daniela Bercek, UCLA, Erin Burdette, STAN, Jackie Carleton, UCLA, Claire Carter, WASH, Luana Magnani, USC

Honorable Mention
Lauren Barnikow, STAN, Erin Hoe, WASH, Jieun Jacobs, CAL, Theresa Logar, STAN, Sasha Podkolzina, CAL, Carine Vermeulen, USC

Women's Player of the Year
Raquel Kops-Jones, CAL

Women's Doubles Team of the Year
Erin Burdette/Lauren Barnikow, STAN

Women's Freshman of the Year
Daniela Bercek, UCLA

Women's Coach of the Year
Lele Forood, STAN

Men's First Team
Adriano Biasella, USC, Tobias Clemens, UCLA, Alex Slovic, WASH, Sven Swinnen, ORE, Alex Vlaski, WASH, Sam Warburg, STAN

Men's Second Team
KC Corkery, STAN, Manuel Kost, ORE, Chris Lam, UCLA, Roger Matalonga, ARIZ, Balazs Veress, CAL, Wayne Wong, CAL

Honorable Mention
Jamil Al-Agba, USC, Johan Berg, USC, Luben Pampoulov, UCLA, Chris Stewart, ASU, James Wan, STAN

Men's Player of the Year
Sam Warburg, STAN

Men's Co-Doubles Team of the Year
Balazs Veress/Patrick Briaud, CAL
Alberto Francis/Kris Kwinta, UCLA

Men's Co-Freshman of the Year
Alex Slovic, WASH
James Wan, STAN

Men's Coach of the Year
Peter Smith, USC

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