Sarmiento and Gibbs earn Pac-12 weekly tennis honors

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - USC junior Ray Sarmiento and STANFORD junior Nicole Gibbs were named the Pac-12 Men’s and Women’s Tennis Players of the Week for the week of April 8-14, the Conference Office announced Tuesday.

Sarmiento helped anchor the Pac-12 sweep of OREGON and WASHINGTON for the Trojans last weekend as the junior went undefeated in both singles and doubles play. Sarmiento faced Jeff Mullen in the match against Oregon and topped him 6-2, 6-3. He paired with Yannick Hanfmann for doubles play to register an 8-3 win over Oregon’s #56 Cambier/Mullen pair to help USC to the 7-0 sweep. In the match against the Huskies Sarmiento topped Marton Bots 6-1, 6-2 in singles play. He again paired with Hanfmann in doubles play to win 8-2. The Trojans topped the Huskies 6-1. With the winning weekend the Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., native improved to an 11-match singles win streak and is now 26-5 overall and 15-3 in dual-match play.

Gibbs went 2-0 in both singles and doubles play on the weekend as Stanford topped No. 75 ARIZONA, 7-0 and No. 21 ARIZONA STATE, 6-1. The Santa Monica, Calif., native faced Arizona’s Lacey Smyth in singles play and won 6-3, 6-1 at the No. 1 spot. She doubled with Kristie Ahn to defeat Smyth and Shayne Austin 8-4. In the 6-1 team victory over ASU Gibbs defeated No. 16 Jacqueline Cako 6-4, 7-5 again at the No. 1 spot. She went on to win her doubles match with Ahn to defeat the No. 34 team of Cako and Nicole Smith 8-3.

Also Nominated:
Men’s: Christoffer Konigsfeldt, CAL; John Morrissey, STAN;
Women’s: Lacey Smyth, ARIZ; Zsofi Susanyi, CAL; Kaitlyn Christian, USC.

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
March 25 Roberto Quiroz, USC
April 2 Dennis Novikov, UCLA
April 9 Christoffer Konigsfeldt, CAL
April 16 Ray Sarmiento, 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
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
March 25 Anett Schutting, CAL
April 2 Gabriella DeSimone, USC
April 9 Sabrina Santamaria, USC
April 16 Nicole Gibbs, STAN

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