Slovic, Chu Share Pac-10 Player of the Week Honors

March 26, 2007

Walnut Creek, Calif. - Washington doubles duo Daniel Chu and Alex Slovic have been named the Pac-10 Men's Tennis Players of the Week for Mar. 19-25, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced Monday.

Chu and Slovic, both seniors, reached new heights in Husky tennis this past week. The pair, who share the Husky career lead for doubles wins, became the first Huskies to reach 80 career doubles wins. Slovic and Chu are now 44-15 in their career as a pair.

Win No. 79 came in Washington's 6-1 win over Nevada at a neutral site in Honolulu, Hawai'i, last Monday. Slovic and Chu defeated the Wolfpack team of Garcin and Tonelli at No. 1 doubles, 8-3. Both players also added singles wins for good measure.

On Wednesday, the pair recorded their record-setting 80th wins against Hawai'i's Weber and Heinemann, both nationally-ranked singles players. Chu and Slovic, ranked 31st in the ITA Doubles Rankings, proved to have the better teamwork, taking the match 8-7 and UW went on to the 5-2 win.

The 27th-ranked Huskies (12-3) will open Conference play this week on the road at the Los Angeles schools. Washington faces No. 7 USC on March 30 and No. 8 UCLA on March 31.

This is the first career Player of the Week award for Slovic and Chu, and the second all-time for Washington. Jean Noel Insausti won on April 17, 2006.

2007 PAC-10 MEN'S TENNIS PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Feb. 5 - Benjamin Kohlloeffel, Sr., UCLA; Feb. 12 - Kaes Van't Hof, Jr., USC; Feb. 19 - Benjamin Kohlloeffel, Sr., UCLA; Feb. 26 - Dejan Cvetkovic, Sr., USC; Mar. 5 - Benjamin Kohlloeffel, Sr., UCLA; Mar. 12 - Kaes Van't Hof, Jr., USC; Mar. 19 - Pierre Mouillon, Jr., CAL; Mar. 26 - Daniel Chu, Sr., and Alex Slovic, Sr., (doubles) WASH.

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