Zsuzsanna Fodor Selected Pac-10 Women's Tennis Player of the Week

March 13, 2007

Senior Zsuzsanna Fodor, the reigning Pac-10 singles champion, has been named the Pac-10 Women's Tennis Player of the Week for March 5-11, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced yesterday.

The All-American garnered two straight-set victories on the No. 1 court last weekend, as the No. 6 California women's tennis team defeated Oregon on Friday in the Pac-10 opener and knocked off Loyola Marymount on Sunday.

Babos defeated Oregon's Dominika Dieskova, 6-0, 6-1, and Pavla Mesterova from Loyola Marymount, 6-3, 6-2. The Hungarian, ranked No. 25 in the ITA singles rankings, currently posts a singles record of 11-4 in the dual season.

In doubles, Fodor also picked up two big wins with junior Susie Babos. The third-ranked Golden Bear doubles team beat Ana Olivos and Dieskova of Oregon, 8-5, and Loyola Marymount's Mesterova and Robyn Baker, 8-6. The pair is 13-2 in dual play this season.

In yesterday's match against Texas, Fodor dropped the first set to Vanja Corovic, 6-3. In the second set, Fodor was on the brink of losing the match when Corovic held a 5-3 lead. Although the team victory was already won by Cal, Fodor refused to quit and battled back to win the set, 7-5. In the third-set tiebreaker, Fodor and Corovic fought to an 8-8 tie. The 2006 Pac-10 Player of the Year won the next two points to take the match.

This is the third career Player of the Week award for Fodor, including the automatic award for winning the Pac-10 Championships last year. It is the fifth all-time award for California.

The Bears (12-3) host TCU this Saturday at 12 p.m. at the Hellman Tennis Center.

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