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PACIFICíS BERTEL ESTABLISHES BIG WEST WOMENíS TENNIS MILESTONE; UC IRVINEíS EDLES GARNERS TOP COACHING HONOR
Pacificís Susanne Bertel capped off an incredible collegiate career today with her selection as the Big West Player of the Year, becoming the first player in conference history to garner the award three times in the sport. UC Irvineís Mike Edles was named Big West Coach of the Year.

Bertel also received Player of the Year honors in 1999 and 2000 as a freshman and sophomore. The native of Guentersleben, Germany concluded her senior year with an astounding 16-3 record at No. 1 singles. She defeated four of the other members of this yearís All-Big West First Team in head-to-head competition: Jonni Seymour (UC Irvine), Uzma Khan (UC Santa Barbara), Anastasia Dvornikova (Long Beach State) and Tereza Simonyan (Cal State Northridge). Bertel owned a 7-0 record against Big West opponents this season. She is ranked No. 88 in the Omni Hotels Collegiate Tennis poll.

Edles has turned the UC Irvine program into a conference and national contender in his sixth year with the program. He guided the Anteaters to a 17-7 record and a runner-up finish at this yearís Big West Championships as the No. 1 seed. UCI owned a 13-match winning streak before it was snapped in the Big West championship match. UCI stands at No. 65 in the Omni Hotels Collegiate Tennis rankings.

Bertel, Ammann and Seymour are all four-time members of the All-Big West First Team.

The following is a complete listing of the 2002 Big West All-Conference Team:

FIRST TEAM - SINGLES
Susanne Bertel, Sr., Pacific
Jonni Seymour, Sr., UC Irvine
Uzma Khan, Jr., UC Santa Barbara
Anastasia Dvornikova, So., Long Beach State
Tereza Simonyan, Jr., Cal State Northridge
Cindy Ammann, Sr., UC Santa Barbara
Alena Dvornikova, So., Long Beach State

SECOND TEAM - SINGLES
Vida Senci, Jr., Idaho
Rani Setiawati, Jr., Cal State Northridge
Tiffany Chang, So., UC Irvine
Angie Bagheri, Sr., Cal Poly
Danielle Hustedt, Jr., Cal Poly
Lindsey Marvel, So., Long Beach State

HONORABLE MENTION - SINGLES
Barbora Kudilkova, Jr., Idaho
Anna Bentzer, Fr., UC Irvine
Michelle Beyronneau, Fr., UC Riverside
Pooja Deshmukh, Sr., Idaho
Sarah Lowe, Sr., Utah State
Laura Thomas, Fr., Long Beach State
Katharina Heil, Fr., Pacific

FIRST TEAM - DOUBLES
Jonni Seymour/Tiffany Chang, UC Irvine
Anastasia Dvornikova/Alena Dvornikova, Long Beach State
Susanne Bertel/Katharina Heil, Pacific
Barbora Kudilkova/Vida Senci, Idaho

SECOND TEAM - DOUBLES
Tereza Simonyan/Stephanie Chu, CS Northridge Uzma Khan/Cindy Ammann, UC Santa Barbara Anna Bentzer/Hui Leow, UC Irvine Lindsey Marvel/Laura Thomas, Long Beach State

HONORABLE MENTION - DOUBLES
Pooja Deshmukh/Zeljka Vidic, Idaho
Sarah Lowe/Caroline Pollock, Utah State
Carla Rocha/Ana Iacob, CS Fullerton
Rani Setiawati/Veronika Wagner, CS Northridge

2002 BIG WEST PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Susanne Bertel, Pacific

2002 BIG WEST COACH OF THE YEAR
Mike Edles, UC Irvine