Marina Cossou Named Pac-10 Player of the Week
March 24, 2010
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - California women's tennis junior Marina Cossou has been named the Pac-10 Player of the Week for the week of March 15-21, Commissioner Larry Scott announced on Tuesday (March 23). It is the second-career weekly honor for Cossou and the league-leading 11th all-time conference player of the week selection for the Golden Bears. USC sophomore Daniel Nguyen received the men's award.
Cossou of Azereix, France, led ninth-ranked Cal to a pair of wins over ranked opponents last week including a 7-0 decision over No. 51 Harvard and a 6-1 victory against No. 45 Sacramento State. Cossou earned her seventh consecutive singles win; six without dropping a set.
Against the Crimson, the junior secured the victory for the Bears by defeating Hideko Tachibana, 6-3, 6-0, at the second singles court. 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 and Kristin Norton of Harvard, 8-2, before they took out Delgado and Clarisse Baca of Sacramento State, 8-3.
The Bears claimed a 7-0 win over Pepperdine (6-10) in Malibu, Calif. on Tuesday (March 23) and will open Pac-10 dual matches this weekend as they visit No. 55 Arizona, in Tucson, Ariz. (March 26) and No. 23 Arizona State, in Tempe, Ariz. (March 27). Please check CalBears.com for more information.
California Women's Tennis All-Time Pac-10 Players of the Week:2006 Feb. 6 Marion Ravelojaona, So. Feb. 13 Zsuzsanna Fodor, Jr.2007 Feb. 19 Susie Babos, Jr. Mar. 12 Zsuzsanna Fodor, Sr.2008 Feb. 25 Stephanie Kusano, Sr. Mar. 10 Marina Cossou, Fr.2009 Feb. 16 Mari Andersson, So. Mar. 16 Jana Juricova, Fr. Mar. 30 Bojana Bobusic, Sr.2010 Feb. 16 Jana Juricova, So. Mar. 23 Marina Cossou, Jr.