UCLA's Meister and Stanford's Barte Named Pac-10 Men's and Women's Tennis Players of the Week
March 30, 2010
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- UCLA junior Nick Meister and STANFORD junior Hilary Barte have been named the Pac-10 Men's and Women's Tennis Players of the Week for March 22-28, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today.
Meister of Trabuco Canyon, Calif., led the ninth-ranked Bruins to a pair of sweeps over No. 21 Washington and Oregon. Against the Huskies, the junior upset No. 54 Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan (6-4, 6-7(7), (10-8)) at the No. 1 singles position. The next day against the Ducks, he upset No. 91 Alexander Cornelissen (6-4, 7-6(4)). Teaming with JR Amit Inbar, the duo defeated Washington's Nedunchezhiyan/Kyle McMorrow, 8-6, then defeated Oregon's pair of Cornelissen/Marcos Verdasco, 8-3. Both doubles matches were played at the No. 1 doubles position.
This marks the first-career weekly honor for Meister and the 13th all-time Pac-10 Player of the Week selection for the UCLA men.
Barte of Chatsworth, Calif., led No. 12 Stanford to three wins over ranked opponents, including No. 51 Pepperdine, 6-1, No. 23 Arizona State, 6-1, and No. 55 Arizona, 6-1. Playing at the No. 1 singles position for all three matches, the junior defeated No. 81 Arianna Colffer (6-1, 6-0), Micaela Hein (6-4, 6-2) and No. 93 Natasha Marks (3-6, 6-3, 1-0 (10-8)). Barte improved to 22-3, 14-0 in duals and extended her winning streak to 17 matches. For the season, she is 14-2 against nationally ranked opponents.
This marks the fourth-career weekly honor for Barte and the 10th all-time Pac-10 Player of the Week selection for the Stanford 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
Mar. 30 - Nick Meister, UCLA
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
Mar. 30 - Hilary Barte, STAN