USC's de Vroome and Arizona's Smyth named Pac-12 tennis players of the week
By the Pac-12 Conference
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - USC freshman Max de Vroome and ARIZONA junior Lacey Smyth have been named Pac-12 Men's and Women's Tennis Players of the Week for January 28- February 3, the Conference Office announced Tuesday.
De Vroome added five more wins in his singles play and five wins in doubles play in team wins over Cal Poly, UC Irvine, Texas, San Francisco and LMU. De Vroome won all his singles matches in straight sets. In the 7-0 team win over No. 57 Cal Poly de Vroome faced Derek Klein where he won 6-3, 6-4. In the 6-1 team victory over UC Irvine de Vroome beat Shuhei Shibahar 6-2, 6-2. The freshman faced David Holiner in the team 7-0 victory over No. 17 Texas where de Vroome won his match 7-6, 7-6. USC beat San Francisco and LMU both 6-1. De Vroome beam San Francisco's Nils Skajaa 6-3, 6-3. Against LMU's Felix Van Kann de Vroome won 6-2, 6-3. In doubles play the freshman paired with Roberto Quiroz and pounded out five straight victories. De Vroome is 18-7 overall in singles play and 12-2 with Quiroz in doubles.
Junior Lacey Smyth, playing at the No. 1 spot in both matches this weekend defeated her opponents in straight sets. Arizona beat No. 58 Sacramento State 7-0 with Smyth beating her opponent Rebeca Delgado 6-2, 6-0. The Wildcats fell to No. 20 Texas Tech 4-3, but Smyth beat opponent No. 49 Samantha Adams, 6-3, 6-3. Smyth has been Arizona's No. 1 all season in singles play and is now 5-1 on the season. She has helped lead the team in victories over two top-125 teams. Smyth also recorded victories in both of her doubles matches at the No. 2 spot this weekend.
Men's: Ben McLachlan, CAL; Jeff Mullen, ORE; Dennis Mkrtchian, UCLA; Emmett Egger, WASH.
Women's: Winde Janssens, COLO; Danielle Lao, USC; Elianne Douglas-Miron, 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
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