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.