Kuharszky Named Pac-10 Men's Tennis Player of the Week

March 3, 2008

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Washington senior Andy Kuharszky has been named Pac-10 Men's Tennis Player of the Week for Feb. 25-March 2, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Washington's senior captain, Kuharszky was instrumental in a 4-3 team dual victory over Oregon as he and partner Derek Drabble helped the Huskies sweep the doubles point with an 8-4 victory over Alexander Cornelissen and Ric Mortera and then in singles Kuharszky rolled Cornelissen 6-1, 6-2. On Saturday, in a neutral court match against No. 59 Denver in Eugene, Ore., Kuharszky rolled again in straight sets over David Simson, 6-3, 7-6 (5) as the Huskies picked up the victory against a ranked opponent.

Kuharszky also continued to climb the Washington career wins lists. He now owns 78 career singles wins, which ties him for eighth-place all-time at Washington with Ornello Arlati (1993-96) and Scott Pearson (1980-83). The native of Budapest, Hungary is now also third on the career doubles charts with 73 wins, and seventh on the combined singles and doubles wins list.

The Huskies (8-4) now return to Seattle to host 22nd-ranked Pepperdine on Friday, March 7, at 3 p.m. in their last non-conference match before Pac-10 play.

This is the first Pac-10 Player of the Week award for Kuharszky and the fifth for the Washington men's team. The Huskies have now won the award for back-to-back weeks, as frehsman Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan received the honor last week.

2008 PAC-10 MEN'S TENNIS PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Feb. 5- Mathieu Dehaine, Sr., UCLA; Feb. 11- Kaes Van't Hof, Sr., USC; Feb. 18- Matt Brooklyn, So., ASU; Feb. 25- Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan, Fr., WASH, March 3- Andy Kuharszky, Sr., WASH.

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