California's Zerbini and Bobusic Named Pac-10 Men's And Women's Tennis Players Of The Week

March 23, 2009

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WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- CALIFORNIA sophomore Pedro Zerbini and senior Bojana Bobusic have been named Pac-10 Men’s and Women’s Tennis Players of the Week for Mar. 16 - 22, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Zerbini led Cal to its fifth straight win last weekend as the Golden Bears edged SMU, 4-3, and downed USF, 6-1, at the fourth annual Pebble Beach Collegiate Tennis Classic. The Sao Paulo, Brazil, native won his team-high 15th and 16th singles matches of the year as he defeated SMU’s David Costa, 6-1, 6-2, before taking out Thong Tu of USF in straight sets, 6-3, 6-1. In doubles action, Zerbini paired with senior Geoff Chizever and ran their record to 22-4 on the year as they defeated the No. 38-ranked duo of el-Effendi and Walsh of SMU, 8-2, and USF’s Cohen and Tu, 8-3.

This is the first weekly honor for Zerbini and the fifth all-time for the Cal men’s team.

Bobusic was victorious in all four of her matches for Cal as she helped the Bears to a 5-2 win over No. 42 Denver and a narrow 4-3 loss to No. 18 Fresno State. The Perth, Australia, native holds a 27-7 overall singles record this year and is 12-1 in dual matches. She defeated Denver’s Ute Schnoy at the No. 3 slot, 6-2, 6-2. Playing in the No. 4 position, Bobusic took out Fresno State’s Tinesta Rowe, 7-6 (4), 4-6, 7-5, for her eight consecutive singles win. In doubles play, the senior teamed up with freshman Jana Juricova to defeat Julia Bauregger and Mallory Voelker of Denver, 8-2. In the pair’s second match, they captured an 8-5 win over top-ranked Renata Kucerkova and Anastasia Petukhova of Fresno State.

This marks the first weekly honor for Bobusic and the ninth overall for the Cal women’s team.

2009 Pac-10 Men’s Tennis Players of the Week: Jan. 26 - Blake Muller, Sr., STAN; Feb. 2 - Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan, So., WASH; Feb. 9 - Andres Arango, Jr., ARIZ; Feb. 16 - Bradley Klahn, Fr., STAN; Feb. 23 - Andres Carrasco, So., ARIZ; Mar. 2 - Bradley Klahn, Fr., STAN; Mar. 9 - Haythem Abid, Jr., UCLA; Mar. 16 - Jay Goldman, So., ARIZ; Mar. 23 - Pedro Zerbini, So., CAL

2009 Pac-10 Women’s Tennis Players of the Week: Jan. 26 - Venise Chan, So., WASH; Feb. 2 - Kelcy McKenna, So., ASU; Feb. 9 - Carmen Seremeta, Sr., ORE; Feb. 16 - Mari Andersson, So., CAL; Feb. 23 - Nadia Abdala, Jr., ASU; Mar. 2 - Yasmin Schnack, Jr., UCLA; Mar. 9 - Danielle Steinberg, Sr., ARIZ; Mar. 16 - Jana Juricova, Fr., CAL; Mar. 23 - Bojana Bobusic, Sr., CAL


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