Suzi Fodor Named Pac-10 Player of the Week

Feb. 13, 2006

BERKELEY - California's Suzi Fodor has been named the women's tennis Pac-10 Player of the Week for Feb. 6 - 12, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

In Cal's 6-0 singles sweep over San Diego State, Fodor, a junior from Budapest, Hungary, outlasted Eliska Krausova, 6-1, 6-4, in the No. 2 position. Fodor, who is currently ranked 19th nationally, went on to defeat eighth-ranked Elena Gantcheva, 7-6, 6-3, as the sixth-ranked Bears handed No. 38 UNLV its first loss of the season. The win marked Fodor's fourth victory in the No. 1 singles position this year.

Fodor also posted two victories in the No. 2 doubles position last week. Against San Diego State, Fodor and Claire Ilcinkas defeated Alesya Vidov and Milana Yusupow, 8-2. The duo went on to outlast UNLV's Sharon Marin and Claire Smith, 9-7, on Saturday.

Sixth-ranked California, which remains unbeaten at home this season, travels to the Los Angeles schools this week, facing UCLA on Friday, Feb. 17 at 1:30 p.m. and USC on Saturday, Feb. 18 at noon.

With the pair of victories last weekend the Bears improved to 6-1 for the season.

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

ALSO NOMINATED: Sabrina Capannolo, Jr., ASU; Alice Barnes, Sr., and Anne Yelsey, Jr., STAN; Amy Toth, Jr., WSU.

2006 PAC-10 WOMEN'S TENNIS PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Feb. 6- Marion Ravelojaona, So., CAL; Feb. 13- Suzi Fodor, Jr., CAL.

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