USC'S Lucassen and Arizona State's McKenna Named Pac-10 Men's and Women's Tennis Players of the Week

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- USC senior Peter Lucassen and ARIZONA STATE senior Kelcy McKenna have been named Pac-10 Men's and Women's Tennis Players of the Week for Apr. 4-10, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today.

Playing in just his second dual match of the past 12 due to injury, Lucassen put up a strong win in his return to the singles courts. His 6-4, 6-3 win over Borja Malo of Arizona helped lift the No. 2 Trojans to their 12th straight victory. A native of Vught, the Neatherlands, improved his singles record to 12-10 overall and provided his first singles win since February 4 as he has struggled to heal and return to action. As a team, USC moves one match away from securing the Pac-10 title as the Trojans are now 19-2 overall and 5-0 in Pac-10 play. Lucassen was selected to the 2010 NCAA All-Tournament Team last year and is one of two seniors on the USC roster this season.

In the final weekend of competition of the regular season for Arizona State, McKenna evidenced why she earned the No. 1 spot in the Sun Devil line-up, defeating two ranked opponents including upsetting the No. 1 player in the nation. McKenna upset the top-ranked singles player in USC's Maria Sanchez. Sanchez had previously lost only twice this season before falling to No. 19 McKenna in Tempe, Ariz., 6-4, 1-6, 6-4. McKenna followed up her stellar performance Friday with a dispatching of No. 58 McCall Jones of No. 8 UCLA. With play shortened due to a rain delay, McKenna came out firing taking the first set 6-2. Despite dropping the second set 5-7, McKenna came back in the third set to put away the Bruin.

Lucassen earns the first weekly honor of his career and the Conference leading 22nd all-time for the Trojans. This is the third weekly honor for McKenna and the 11th overall for the Sun Devils.

The Trojans have the week off and will get back on the court on Tuesday, April 19 as they host UC Irvine. Arizona State has finished off their regular season and await action in Ojai, Calif. for the the Pac-10 Championships, beginning April 28.

Also Nominated:
Men's: None

Women's: Tayler Davis, CAL; Pamela Montez, UCLA; Denise Dy, WASH

2011 Pac-10 Men's Tennis Player of the Week
Jan. 18 - Pedro Zerbini, CAL
Jan. 24 - Bradley Klahn, STAN
Jan. 31 - Emilio Gomez, USC
Feb. 7 - Clay Thompson, UCLA
Feb. 14 - Jaak Poldma, USC 
Feb. 21 - Steve Johnson, USC
Feb. 28 - Pedro Zerbini, CAL
Mar. 6 - Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan, WASH
Mar. 14 - Steve Johnson, USC  
Mar. 22- Jaak Poldma, USC
Mar. 28 - Ray Saramiento, USC
Apr. 5 - Adrien Puget, UCLA
Apr. 11 - Peter Lucassen, USC
2011 Pac-10 Women's Tennis Player of the Week
Jan. 18 - Maria Sanchez, USC
Jan. 24 - Venise Chan, WASH
Jan. 31 - Denise Dy, WASH
Feb. 7 - Anna Goransson, CAL
Feb. 14 - Maria Sanchez, USC
Feb. 21 - Mari Andersson, CAL
Feb. 28 - Hilary Barte - STAN
Mar. 6 - Noelle Hickey - UCLA
Mar. 14 - Trudie du Toit - ORE
Mar. 21 - Hannah James - ASU
Mar. 28 - Mallory Burdette - STAN
Apr. 5 - Alison Ramos, USC
Apr. 10 - Kelcy McKenna, ASU

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