May 10, 2000
Berkeley, Calif. - California senior Amy Jensen was named first team All-Pac-10 for women's tennis as announced by the Pac-10 yesterday afternoon. Junior Anita Kurimay was named to the second team, while seniors Claire Curran and Karoline Borgersen received honorable mention honors. With four awards, the Cal women were topped only by top-ranked Stanford who had six players named to the all-conference teams. On the men's side, junior Erik Dmytruk and freshman John Paul Fruttero were named to the second team, the highest recognition for a men's player since 1997.
Jensen, a three time All-American, earned her first ever first team honor after going 27-14 on the year and leading the Bears to a second place finish in the Pac-10. A native of Brisbane, Australia, she was named to the All-Pac-10 second team last season and received honorable mention recognition in 1998.
Kurimay, a native of Budapest, Hungary, earned her second consecutive second team honor after compiling a 26-11 record on the year. At 17-5, she holds the Bears best record in dual match play.
Curran and Borgersen earned their honorable mention status after going 17-15 and 23-13 overall respectively. Curran, who hails from Dublin, Ireland, also was named honorable mention in both 1999 and 1997. For Borgersen, originally from Oslo, Norway, this is her first all-conference recognition of any kind.
For the men, Dmytruk, a native of Alberta, Canada, and Fruttero, a native of San Marino, Calif., combined to form a potent 1-2 punch, leading the Bears to their first winning season since 1998. Dmytruk leads the team at 16-14 overall, while Fruttero amassed the Bears best dual match record at 12-9.