USC's Nguyen and California's Cossou Named Pac-10 Men's and Women's Tennis Players of the Week

March 23, 2010



WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- USC sophomore Daniel Nguyen and CALIFORNIA junior Marina Cossou have been named the Pac-10 Men’s and Women’s Tennis Players of the Week for March 15-21, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today.

Nguyen of Oxnard, Calif., led the fifth-ranked Trojans to a split last week, falling to No. 24 Duke, 4-3, and defeating seventh-ranked Georgia, 4-2. The win over Georgia snapped the Bulldogs’ 71-match home winning streak. Against the Blue Devils, the sophomore recorded an upset singles win in beating No. 79 Dylan Arnould in straight sets (7-5, 6-1). Two day later, Nguyen defeated Georgia’s Bo Seal (6-3, 6-3). The wins extended his winning streak to six, as he leads USC with a 24-5 overall singles record.  

This marks the second-career weekly honor for Nguyen and the Conference leading 14th all-time Pac-10 Player of the Week selection for the USC men.

Cossou of Azereix, France, led the tenth-ranked Golden Bears to a pair of wins over ranked opponents, including No. 51 Harvard, 7-0, and No. 45 Sacramento State, 6-1. Against the Crimson, the junior secured the victory for the Bears by defeating Hideko Tachibana (6-3, 6-0). Next, she defeated Sacramento State’s Rebecca Delgado (6-2, 6-3) to earn her 23rd overall singles win of the season. Teaming with Kasia Siwosz, the pair pushed their doubles record to 12-1 by beating Tachibana/Kristin Norton of Harvard (8-2), then defeated Delgado/Clarisse Baca of Sacramento State (8-3). 

This marks the second-career weekly honor for Cossou and the Conference leading 11th all-time Pac-10 Player of the Week selection for the California women. 

2010 Pac-10 Men’s Tennis Players of the Week
Jan. 25 - Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan, WASH
Feb. 2 - Bradley Klahn, STAN
Feb. 9 - Christoffer Konigsfeldt, CAL
Feb. 16 - Jaak Poldma, USC
Feb. 23 - Christoffer Konigsfeldt, CAL
Mar. 2 - Daniel Nguyen, USC
Mar. 9 - Steve Johnson, USC
Mar. 16 - Pedro Zerbini, CAL
Mar. 23 - Daniel Nguyen, USC

2010 Pac-10 Women’s Tennis Players of the Week
Jan. 25 - Venise Chan, WASH
Feb. 2 - Denise Dy, WASH
Feb. 9 - Lindsay Burdette, STAN
Feb. 16 - Jana Juricova, CAL
Feb. 23 - Venise Chan, WASH
Mar. 2 - Maria Sanchez, USC
Mar. 9 - Micaela Hein, ASU
Mar. 16 - Kelcy McKenna, ASU
Mar. 23 - Marina Cossou, CAL


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