Pac-12 announces tennis players of the week
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - OREGON senior Robin Cambier and CALIFORNIA junior Zsofi Susanyi were voted Pac-12 men’s and women’s tennis Players of the Week for play from Feb. 4-10, the Conference office announced today.
Cambier (Brussels, Belgium) went a combined 3-0 last weekend, leading the No. 51 Ducks to a pair of shut outs. In singles play, Cambier played two matches at the No. 1 spot against ranked foes. He defeated No. 105 Sem Verbeek of Pacific in straight sets, 7-5, 6-0. His match with No. 45 Sahir Iftikhar was left unfinished in the second set after Cambier claimed the first set, 6-3. He teamed up with sophomore Kevin Farin to defeat Pacific and New Mexico’s top-seeded pairs in doubles, improving their team-best doubles record to 13-2. Cambier is now 6-0 in spring singles play, 16-2 on the season, and is one victory away from tying the program record for all-time career singles wins (84).
Susanyi (Szeged, Hungary), ranked 16th nationally in singles, won all of her singles matches to help lead eighth-ranked California to the semifinals of the ITA National Women’s Team Indoor Championships in Charlottesville, Va. In the tournament opener against No. 13 Clemson, Susanyi beat Ani Miao, 6-2, 6-4, to clinch a 4-2, come-from-behind victory for the Golden Bears. The junior defeated sixth-ranked Georgia’s No. 33 Lilly Kimbell, 6-0, 6-4, in the 4-3 quarterfinal win the next day. On Sunday, Susanyi’s 6-2, 7-5 win over Alyssa Smith temporarily tied the match against 10th-ranked Duke before the Bears eventually fell, 4-2. Cal returned home with a 5-1 record.
The Ducks’ men’s tennis team takes their shot at the ITA National Indoor Championships, opening play on Friday, Feb. 14 in Houston, Texas. The Bears’ women’s tennis squad continues Pac-12 dual play in two weekends, traveling to face UCLA and USC on Friday, Feb. 21 and Saturday, Feb. 22.
Men’s: Naoki Takeda, ARIZ; Devin Lane, UTAH.
Women’s: Kim Stubbe, ARIZ; Kaitlin Ray, UCLA; Tereza Bekerova, UTAH; Elizaveta Luzina, WSU.
2014 Tennis Players of the Week
Jan. 21: Robin Cambier, Sr., Oregon; Kristie Ahn, Sr., Stanford
Jan. 28: Gregory Bayane, Jr., California; Robin Anderson, Jr., UCLA
Feb. 4: Yannick Hanfmann, Jr., USC; Kristie Ahn, Sr., Stanford
Feb. 11: Robin Cambier, Sr., Oregon; Zsofi Susanyi, Jr., California