Washington's McMorrow and Stanford's Gibbs Named Pac-10 Tennis Players of the Week

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- WASHINGTON sophomore Kyle McMorrow and STANFORD freshman Nicole Gibbs have been named Pac-10 Men's and Women's Tennis Players of the Week for Apr. 11-17, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today.

McMorrow helped the Huskies to a 6-1 win over Portland in their final regular season home match. The Thousand Oaks, Calif., native earned a 6-3, 6-0 win at No. 2 singles over Geoff Hernandez and teamed with Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan for an 8-5 win at No. 1 doubles over Ferrero and Gill. The singles win was the 28th of the year for McMorrow, tying him for fifth on UW's single season wins list. It was also his 26th doubles win of the year, which is now tied for second on the single season list. Currently ranked 46th in singles, McMorrow has won three straight including ranked wins over Stanford's Ryan Thacher and Cal's Carlos Cueto. The 20th-ranked Huskies finish the regular season at Oregon this week, looking to improve to 3-3 in Pac-10 play.

Stanford's Gibbs was 2-0 in two duals on the week at the No. 3 spot, helping Stanford improve to 23-0 overall. The Santa Monica, Calif., native defeated Anna Chkhikvishvilli of Saint Mary's, 6-1, 6-0 on Apr. 14, as the Cardinal extended its home winning streak to 179 overall. She then stepped up and beat California's Anett Schutting on Apr. 16, as Stanford captured its second straight Pac-10 championship and third in four years overall. Gibbs now holds team-high marks in overall record (34-4) and duals (22-0).

McMorrow earns the first weekly honor of his career and eighth overall for Washington. This is the first weekly honor for Gibbs and the 12th overall for the Cardinal.

Also Nominated:
Men's: None

Women's: Jana Juricova, CAL; Maya Johansson, UCLA

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
Apr. 18 - Kyle McMorrow, WASH
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. 11 - Kelcy McKenna, ASU
Apr. 18 - Nicole Gibbs, STAN

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