Pavlina Smatova, who earned honorable mention All-Pac-10 honors from the league on Wednesday.WALNUT CREEK, Calif. – Postseason honors continue to come in for Oregon women’s tennis senior
This marks the first time Smatova has been recognized by the league on its postseason team. The Plzen, Czech Republic native is the first UO player to be placed on an all-conference team since Dominika Dieskova earned second-team All-Pac-10 honors in 2006.
Smatova posted 23 wins on both the singles and doubles courts in her final season with the Ducks. Her 23-15 record in singles play tied Katie Glynn for the sixth-most singles victories recorded in one season in school history. She also went 23-13 on the doubles court, pairing with Patricia Skowronski for 22 of those wins. The 22 wins with Skowronski ties for the third most in one season and the seventh most all-time at UO.
The Plzen, Czech Republic native spent the entire dual season at the Ducks’ No. 1 spot and represented herself well against some of the nation’s top tennis players. Five of her singles victories and three of her doubles wins came against ranked opponents, both team highs. She also picked up a team-best three singles wins in Pac-10 duals.
Her stellar play earned her national recognition as she climbed as high as 45th in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association doubles rankings and 79th on the singles circuit. Smatova concluded her season ranked 90th in singles play by the ITA.
A complete list of the Pac-10 postseason teams is below.
Kristie Ahn, STAN
Hilary Barte, STAN
Denise Dy, WASH
Jana Juricova, CAL
Kelcy McKenna, ASU
Maria Sanchez, USC
Mari Andersson, CAL
Mallory Burdette, STAN
Jacqueline Cako, ASU
Venise Chan, WASH
Nicole Gibbs, STAN
Danielle Lao, USC
Noelle Hickey, UCLA
Andrea Remynse, UCLA
Pavlina Smatova, ORE
Player of the Year: Maria Sanchez, USC
Coach of the Year: Lele Forood, Stanford
Freshman/Newcomer of the Year: Kristie Ahn, Stanford
Doubles Team of the Year: Mari Andersson/Jana Juricova, California
Smatova Earns Pac-10 Recognition
Release Date: 05/19/2011
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