By the Pac-12 Conference
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - CALIFORNIA junior Ben McLachlan and USC sophomore Zoe Scandalis have been named Pac-12 Men’s and Women’s Tennis Players of the Week for the week of March 11-17, the Conference Office announced Tuesday.
McLachlan, ranked No. 57, upset then-No. 11 Sebastian Fanselow from Pepperdine in No. 16 California’s 4-3 loss to No. 12 Pepperdine. McLachlan not only upset his opponent but he won in straight sets 6-2, 6-3. The junior also paired with freshman Mads Engsted to beat Fanselow and doubles partner Alex Sarkissian, 8-3, to secure the doubles point.
Scandalis was 6-0 on the weekend, winning three singles and three doubles matches. The sophomore took Texas’ Noel Scott to three sets after dropping set number two and won 6-1, 4-6, and 6-4. In Pac-12 play, Scandalis beat Colorado’s Winde Janssens 6-0, 6-0 and Utah’s Sarah Pham 6-0, 6-1. She doubled with Gabriella DeSimone for doubles play to win 8-3, 8-1 and 8-2 in matches over Texas, Colorado and Utah. She helped USC win all three matches 7-0 and improve to 13-2 overall and 2-0 in Pac-12 play.
Women’s: Annie Goransson, CAL; Robin Anderson, UCLA; Grace Ysidora, WASH.
Men’s: Adrien Puget, UCLA; Kyle McMorrow, WASH.
2013 Pac-12 Men’s Tennis Player of the Week
Jan. 22 Slim Hamza, Utah
Jan. 29 Emilio Gomez, USC
Feb. 5 Max de Vroome, USC
Feb. 12 Dennis Novikov, UCLA
Feb. 19 Yannick Hanfmann, USC
Feb. 26 Marcos Giron, UCLA
March 5 Dennis Novikov, UCLA
March 12 Gregory Bayane, CAL
March 19 Ben McLachlan, CAL
2013 Pac-12 Women’s Tennis Player of the Week
Jan. 22 Sabrina Santamaria, USC
Jan. 29 Giuliana Olmos, USC
Feb. 5 Lacey Smyth, Arizona
Feb. 12 Danielle Lao, USC
Feb. 19 Lacey Smyth, Arizona
Feb. 26 Kyle McPhillips, UCLA
March 5 Ellie Yates, USC
March 12 Sabrina Santamaria, USC
March 19 Zoe Scandalis, USC