Philip Therp Named Big West Player of the Week

March 16, 2008

Sophomore Philip Therp received Big West Player of the Week honors this past week helping the Gauchos defeat UC Riverside and UC Irvine. At the No. 2 spot, Therp downed Gorjan Kovacevic of UC Riverside 6-1, 6-4 and UC Irvine's Victor Lamm, 7-6, 3-6, 6-3. The win against Kovacevic gave Therp an even 5-5 dual match record. The Gauchos have thrived when Therp performs well going a perfect 5-0 when playing at the No. 2 slot in singles.

The sophomore from Denmark also teamed up with Jack Hui to take down UC Irvine's Alex Sundling and Khunpol Issara, 8-6. The duo, who has played almost exclusively at the No. 1 slot in doubles, improved to 4-6 in match play. The Gauchos are now 2-1 in conference play and back in the Big West hunt.