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Mesterova Named WCC Player of the Month

March 6, 2006

Los Angeles, Calif. - Loyola Marymount's Pavla Mesterova has been named West Coast Conference Singles Player of the Month, the conference announced today. Mesterova went undefeated in dual singles action during February.

Mesterova earns the conference's first monthly honor of the 2006 season.

The Lions' sophomore racked up a perfect 9-0 record at LMU's top singles spot in February. Each victory came in straight sets at the No. 1 spot, as she did not drop a set in the nine matches. Four of her nine wins came against opponents from ranked programs.

With LMU's win over 52nd-ranked Boston College on Saturday, which saw Mesterova defeat 74th-ranked Szilvia Szegedi, Mesterova and the Lions are both poised to enter this week's ITA Rankings, which will be announced Wednesday.

In the meantime, the Lions will battle 62nd-ranked Sacramento State on the road Tuesday at 2:30 p.m.