USC's Anca Anastasiu Named Pac-10 Women's Tennis Player of the Week

April 10, 2006

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - USC junior Anca Anastasiu has been named the Pac-10 Women's Tennis Player of the Week for Apr. 3 - 9, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Anastasiu, from Pretoria, South Africa, grabbed the Trojans' only win at No. 1 Stanford on Saturday with her 6-7, 6-3, 7-6 marathon win over No. 41 Whitney Deason at the No. 5 position. On Friday, Anastasiu trailed 5-7, 0-2 to California's Claire Ilcinkas, when the match was delayed by rain. Play resumed on Sunday, and Anastasiu powered back to a 5-7, 6-2, 6-4 victory. Anastasiu remains undefeated in dual match singles play at 15-0.

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

ALSO NOMINATED: Danielle Steinberg, Fr., ARIZ; Rebecca Rankin, Jr., ASU; Suzi Fodor, Jr., CAL; Tara Simpson, So., WASH.

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, Jr., and Roxanne Clarke, Jr., ASU; Mar. 13- Lindsey Nelson, So., USC; Mar. 20- Ekaterina Burduli, So., WSU; Mar. 27- Roxanne Clarke, Jr., ASU; Apr. 3- Dominika Dieskova, Jr., ORE; Apr. 10- Anca Anastasiu, Jr., USC.

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