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Groslimond Named Pac-10 Player of the Week
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 02/21/2006
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WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Arizona senior Jeff Groslimond has been named the Pac-10 Men's Tennis Player of the Week for Feb. 13 ?- 20.

 

Groslimond, a senior from Atlanta, Ga., helped the No. 58 Wildcats to a 5-2 victory over No. 67 Fresno State on Saturday. He paired with Claudio Christen in the No. 1 doubles position to defeat Sergiu Moduc and Sam Gibbs, and then won at the No. 2 singles position, defeating Moduc 6-4, 7-6 (8-6).

 

On Sunday, Groslimond and Christen defeated Texas A&M-Corpus Christi's Mikhail Pavlov and Andrey Kumantsov, 8-3. In singles action, Groslimond faced Kumantsov, whom he lost to last year at Florida State. This season, Groslimond was able to hold serve and break No. 51-ranked Kumantsov to win 6-4 in the first set. In the second set, Groslimond swept the games to win 6-0 and win the match in straight sets. His singles victory helped inspire Arizona to its own 6-1 upset win over the Islanders.

 

This is Groslimond's first Pac-10 Player of the Week honor and second weekly honor all-time for Arizona.

 

Arizona travels to Los Angeles, Calif., this weekend to take on defending national champion UCLA on Friday, Feb. 24, and USC on Saturday, Feb. 25.

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