Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Stanford dominates Pac-12 All-Century Team

Stanford's Patty Fendick-McCain, a Sacramento native, was named
the Pac-12 Women's Player of the Century by a panel of coaches,
players, administrators and journalists. File photo courtesy of
Stanford University
   Stanford earned four of the six top honors and Cal one in the Pac-12 All-Century (1915-2015) Men's and Women's Tennis Teams released Tuesday.
   Stanford's Patty Fendick-McCain, a native of Sacramento, was named the Women's Player of the Century.
   Also picked as the century's best were Stanford's Dick Gould (men's coach), Frank Brennan (women's coach) and Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan (men's doubles team), Cal's Amanda Augustus and Amy Jensen (women's doubles team) and USC's Steve Johnson (men's player).
   The men's and women's teams, each consisting of 12 players, were voted on by a panel of 20 coaches, players, administrators and journalists. On the men's side, USC topped all schools with six selections, followed by Stanford (four) and UCLA (two). For the women, Stanford led with seven picks, followed by Cal (two), UCLA (two) and USC (one).
   Fendick-McCain won NCAA singles titles in 1986 and 1987, played on three NCAA championship teams (1984, 1986 and 1987) and was selected in 2006 as the NCAA Division I Women's Tennis Most Outstanding Student-Athlete of the sport's first 25 years. She also was named the MVP of the NCAA's All-Decade Team for the 1980s.
   As a pro, Fendick-McCain reached career highs of No. 4 in the world in doubles and No. 19 in singles. She won 25 WTA titles in doubles, including the 1991 Australian Open with Mary Joe Fernandez, and three in singles.
   Gould won a record 17 NCAA team titles (seven more than second-place George Toley of USC) and coached 10 NCAA singles champions and seven NCAA doubles champs as the Stanford men's coach for 38 years (1966-2004). For 35 years, every four-year member earned at least one NCAA championship ring.
   Gould coached 50 All-Americans and compiled an overall record of 776-148 (.840). Nine of his players reached the top 15 in the world in singles, and 14 climbed to the top 10 in doubles. Of the 14, seven ascended to No. 1.
   Brennan led the Cardinal women to a record 10 NCAA team championships, including six in a row (1986-91), and 13 straight Pac-12 titles (1988-2000).
   Brennan coached nine NCAA singles champions and 40 All-Americans. He had an overall mark of 510-50 (.911) in 21 seasons (1979-2000).
   The Bryan twins won the 1998 NCAA doubles title in their second and last season at Stanford. They have won 16 Grand Slam men's doubles titles and 110 overall and were the world's No. 1 team for 438 weeks. All are records.
   Augustus, now the coach of Cal's top-ranked women's team, and Jensen won the 1998 and 1999 NCAA doubles titles.
   Johnson led USC to four NCAA team titles (2009-12), won two NCAA singles crowns (2011-12) and ended his college career with 72 consecutive singles victories. He is ranked No. 32 in the world and third in the United States.
   Originally the Pac-8, the conference expanded to 10 teams in 1978 and 12 in 2011.
Men's Player of the Century
Steve Johnson, USC, 2009-12
Men's Players of the Century
John McEnroe, Stanford, 1978
Jimmy Connors, UCLA, 1971
Arthur Ashe, UCLA, 1963-65
Steve Johnson, USC, 2009-12
Stan Smith, USC, 1966-68
Dennis Ralston, USC, 1962-64
Bob Bryan, Stanford, 1997-98
Rafael Osuna, USC, 1961-63
Alex Olmedo, USC, 1956-58
Alex O'Brien, Stanford, 1989-92
Bob Lutz, USC, 1967-69
Alex Mayer, Stanford, 1971-73
Men's Doubles Team of the Century
Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan, Stanford, 1997-98
Men's Coach of the Century
Dick Gould, Stanford, 1966-2004
Women's Player of the Century
Patty Fendick-McCain, Stanford, 1984-87
Women's Players of the Century
Patty Fendick-McCain, Stanford, 1984-87
Nicole Gibbs, Stanford, 2011-13
Amber Liu, Stanford, 2003-06
Laura Granville, Stanford, 2000-01
Sandra Birch, Stanford, 1998-2001
Barbara Hallquist DeGroot, USC, 1976-79
Kathy Jordan, Stanford, 1978-79
Jana Juricova, Cal, 2009-12
Linda Gates, Stanford, 1982-85
Robin Anderson, UCLA, 2012-15
Amy Jensen, Cal, 1996-2000
Keri Phebus, UCLA, 1993-96
Women's Doubles Team of the Century
Amanda Augustus and Amy Jensen, Cal, 1998-99
Women's Coach of the Century
Frank Brennan, Stanford, 1979-2000

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