Marion Ravelojaona Named Pac-10 Player of the Week

Feb. 6, 2006

BERKELEY - California's Marion Ravelojaona has been named the Pac-10 Women's Tennis Player of the Week for Jan. 30 - Feb. 5, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Ravelojaona, a sophomore from Paris, France, swept all three of her opponents on the singles court this past weekend at the USTA-ITA National Women's Team Indoor Championship. She tallied her first victory when she outlasted Northwestern's Jamie Peisel, 6-4, 6-1, playing No. 4 singles. Ravelojaona then went on to defeat Tara Iyer of Duke, 6-2, 6-1 and clinched Cal's victory over ninth-ranked Miami when she defeated Patricia Starzyk, 4-6, 6-2, 6-4, in the No. 3 singles spot.

Ravelojaona, who is ranked 34th nationally, is 7-1 overall on the singles court this far in dual meet action.

This is Ravelojaona's first Pac-10 Player of the Week honor and first weekly honor all-time for California.

No. 18 Cal improves to 4-1 for the season and returns to action Friday, Feb. 10 when they host San Diego State University at 1:30 p.m. The Bears then face UNLV on Saturday, Feb. 11 at 9:30 a.m. All matches will be played at Hellman Tennis Center.

ALSO NOMINATED: Dinka Hadzic, Sr., WASH.

2006 PAC-10 WOMEN'S TENNIS PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Feb. 6- Marion Ravelojaona, So., CAL.

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