Valentina Ivanov Named Pac-12 Player Of The Week
SAN FRANCISCO – California women's tennis sophomore Valentina Ivanov earned her first Pac-12 Player of the Week honor, the conference office announced Tuesday, after helping the 17th-ranked Golden Bears defeat No. 3 UCLA, 4-3, on Saturday in Berkeley.
The 40th-ranked pair of Ivanov and Haley Giavara upset the Bruins' top-ranked duo of Jada Hart and Elysia Bolton, 6-4, en route to Cal clinching the doubles point.
With Cal later trailing 3-2 in singles, the 26th-ranked Ivanov beat Vivian Wolff, 4-6, 6-1, 6-3, on court three to tie the match, before freshman Jada Bui secured the victory on court four.
For the season, Ivanov has a 4-3 singles record and a 4-1 doubles mark.