USC's Lindsey Nelson Named Pac-10 Women's Tennis Player of the Week

March 13, 2006

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - USC sophomore Lindsey Nelson has been named the Pac-10 Women's Tennis Player of the Week for Mar. 6 - 12, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Nelson, from Villa Park, Calif., was the only Woman of Troy to face two ranked opponents last week. In the No. 1 singles position, she helped lead USC through a clean sweep of two-set victories in matches against Washington and No. 73 Washington State to open Conference play. On Friday, Nelson beat Washington's No. 79 Dinka Hadzic, 6-2, 6-2. The following day, the sophomore defeated Washington State's No. 88 Ekaterina Burduli 6-2, 7-6.

Nelson teamed up with Luana Magnani at the No. 1 doubles position on Friday to defeat Washington's Hadzic and Victoria Brymer, 8-7. USC's doubles' matches on Saturday were cancelled due to weather.

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

ALSO NOMINATED: Suzi Babos, So., CAL; Anne Yelsey, Jr., STAN.

2006 PAC-10 WOMEN'S TENNIS PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Feb. 6- Marion Ravelojaona, So., CAL; Feb. 13- Suzi Fodor, Jr., CAL; Feb. 21- Luana Magnani, Sr., USC; Feb. 27- Kady Pooler and Roxanne Clarke, Jrs., ASU; Mar. 13- Lindsey Nelson, So., USC.

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