March 16, 2010
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - California men's tennis junior Pedro Zerbini has been named the Pac-10 Men's Tennis Player of the Week for the week of March 8-14, Commissioner Larry Scott announced Tuesday, March 16. Arizona State junior Kelcy McKenna was selected as the conference women's player of the week.
The third-year Golden Bear from Sao Paulo, Brazil, becomes the first player in Cal men's tennis history to be chosen for the honor in multiple seasons and is the second player to receive as many as three awards in his career. Zerbini's selection is the ninth overall weekly honor for the Cal men.
Zerbini helped the Bears earn a split on the road by defeating No. 51 Rice, 4-3, and falling to No. 28 Texas A&M, 5-2. Zerbini earned his 14th and 15th singles victories of the season as he claimed wins over No. 16 Austin Krajicek of Texas A&M (6-4, 6-1) and No. 25 Bruno Rosa of Rice (6-4, 6-1). Zerbini's two wins were his seventh and eighth over ranked opponents this season.
The Bears have a bye week and will open Pac-10 conference dual matches by hosting No. 33-ranked Arizona (9-4) in a 1:30 p.m. PT match on Friday, March 26. Live streaming video will be available for each match via links on the CalBears.com men's tennis page.
California Men's Tennis All-Time Pac-10 Players of the Week: