Jaak Poldma Picks Up Pac-10 Honors|
Feb. 14, 2011
Senior Jaak Poldma has snagged this week's top pick as the Pac-10 Player of the Week after a strong singles showing in the Trojans' home win over Pepperdine.
Poldma had the match-clinching singles win with his upset of the Waves' #14 Sebastian Fanselow at the No. 2 singles positions to get USC a 5-2 win over No. 20 Pepperdine. USC was ahead 3-2 in the match with the Waves when Poldma gutted out a second-set tiebreak to secure a 6-4, 7-6 (5) victory and net the seventh straight win of the year for the Trojans. Poldma entered the matchup ranked #94 in the nation in singles.
Almost a year ago to date, Poldma secured his first career Pac-10 Player of the Week accolades. This week's honor marks the senior's second selection, as he currently holds a 16-3 overall singles record and is riding a six-match winning streak with a perfect singles run in USC dual matches so far.
Poldma and the 7-0 Trojans are now off to engage in battle at the prestigious ITA National Team Indoor Championships, which will take place Feb. 18-21 in Seattle, Wash.