Thompson Named Pac-10 Player of the Week

Feb. 7, 2011

Walnut Creek, Calif. - UCLA freshman tennis player Clay Thompson was named the Pac-10 Player of the Week for January 31-February 6, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today.

Thompson, a freshman from Venice Beach, Calif., helped the Bruins to their biggest win of the season thus far, as he clinched No. 6 UCLA's 4-3 win over No. 9 Baylor on Sunday at the Baylor Tennis Center. With the dual match tied at 3-3, Thompson fought through cramps and exhaustion to post a 6-4, 3-6, 7-6(8) victory over Bear senior Sergio Ramirez at No. 4 singles. Thompson staved off a match point while trailing 5-6 in that final tiebreaker.

It marked the end of a big week for Thompson, who was also instrumental in the team's 4-3 victory over UC Irvine on Thursday. His straight-set win over Stephen Stege at No. 4 singles accounted for one of the team's four points needed to pull off the narrow win. Thompson is now 11-4 on the season and 4-0 in dual matches.

It marks the first Pac-10 Player of the Week honor for Thompson and the 14th all-time for UCLA. Also nominated for this week's award were: Jason Zafiros, ARIZ; Bradley Klahn, STAN; Jaak Poldma, USC; Kyle McMorrow, WASH

UCLA's next match is against Boise State on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. That match will take place at the Los Angeles Tennis Center on campus.


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