April 30, 2008
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - UCLA's Riza Zalameda has been named Pac-10 Women's Tennis Player of the Week for April 22-28, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.
Zalameda, took home her first Pac-10 Individual crown as she downed USC's Amanda Fink in the finals, rallying from a 1-3 second set deficit to win five out of the last six games and take the match 6-3, 6-4. The win was especially gratifying for the Bruin senior, who had lost to Fink less than 10 days ago in UCLA's 5-2 dual-match victory over the Women of Troy.
This is the fifth Pac-10 Player of the Week award for for Zalameda, the most for any player since the award began.
2008 PAC-10 WOMEN'S TENNIS PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Feb. 5- Tara Simpson, Sr., WASH; Feb. 11- Danielle Steinberg, Jr., ARIZ; Feb. 18- Venise Chan, Fr., WASH; Feb. 25- Stephanie Kusano, Sr., CAL; March 3- Elizabeth Lumpkin, Sr., WASH; March 10- Marina Cossou, Fr., CAL; March 17- Riza Zalameda, Sr., UCLA; March 24- Leyla Entekhabi, Fr., USC; March 31- Kelcy McKenna, Fr., ASU; April 7- Hilary Barte, Fr., STAN; April 14- Riza Zalameda, Sr., UCLA; April 21- Hilary Barte, Fr., STAN; April 28- Riza Zalameda, Sr., UCLA.