Pac-12 announces tennis players of the week

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - UTAH junior Slim Hanza was named the Pac-12 Men’s Tennis Player of the Week and CALIFORNIA sophomore Lynn Chi was voted the Women’s Tennis Player of the Week for play from April 1-7, the Conference office announced today. 

Hamza (Tunisia, Africa) recorded his second upset over a nationally ranked opponent at Utah went undefeated last weekend in Conference play. The junior opened the weekend with a three-set, come-from-behind victory over No. 110 Robin Cambier of 27th-ranked Oregon. Hamza then closed out the weekend with another three-set win over Emmett Egger after dropping the first set, then rallying to take the next two sets. His efforts helped the Utes improve to a 2-2 Conference record, as well as netting their fifth win over a ranked team. 

Chi (Weston, Fla.) went undefeated in singles play, including a big come-from-behind singles win to give No. 12 Cal a comeback win over No. 3 UCLA and a shutout victory over No. 13 USC. In the upset over the Bruins, the 43rd-ranked Chi was down 5-2 in the third set to No. 40 Kyle McPhillips with Cal trailing 3-1 in the overall match, before Chi fought back to force a tiebreaker and eventually win the match, 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (5). In doubles, Chi teamed up with Anett Schutting to split the weekend, recording a win against USC but losing, 8-6, to Robin Anderson and Jennifer Brady of UCLA. 

Utah men’s tennis hosts No. 3 UCLA and No. 2 USC in Salt Lake City on Friday and Sunday, April 11 & 13. Cal women’s tennis travels to take on Washington State and Oregon on Saturday and Sunday, April 12 & 13. 

Also Nominated: 
Men’s: Mario Irquidi, ARIZ; Robin Cambier, ORE; Eric Johnson, USC.  
Women’s: Lacey Smith, ARIZ; Carol Zhao, STAN; Elizaveta Luzina, WSU. 

2014 Tennis Players of the Week

  Men’s Women’s
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
Feb. 18 Roberto Quiroz, Jr., USC Elizaveta Luzina, Jr., Washington State
Feb. 25 Ben Tasevac, Sr., Utah Zoë Katz, Fr., USC
Mar. 5 Kevin Farin, So., Oregon Zoë Scandalis, Jr., USC
Mar. 11 Mackenzie McDonald, Fr., UCLA Kim Stubbe, Sr., Arizona
Mar. 18 Roberto Quiroz, Jr., USC Zoë Scandalis, Jr., USC
Mar. 25 Ray Sarmiento, Sr., USC Lauren Marker, Fr., Arizona
Apr. 1 Gregory Bayane, Jr., California Klara Fabikova, So., California
Apr. 8 Slim Hamza, Jr., Utah Lynn Chi, So., California