Pac-12 announces tennis players of the week

SAN FRANCISCO - STANFORD junior Maciek Romanowicz and USC junior Giuliana Olmos were named the Pac-12 Men’s and Women’s Tennis Players of the Week for play from Feb. 16-22, the Conference office announced today.

Romanowicz (Warsaw, Poland) outlasted J.T. Nishimura in a three-set win at the No. 4 spot to clinch Stanford’s 4-3 come-from-behind upset of No. 14 California in Berkeley. It marked the fourth-straight win for Stanford, and the second-straight season that the Cardinal has upset the Golden Bears on the road. Romanowicz also posted a doubles victory with Tom Fawcett at the No. 2 spot, winning 6-2 despite Stanford losing the doubles point. The Cardinal men are now 5-2 in dual play while Romanowicz holds a 5-8 overall singles record. 

Olmos (Fremont, Calif.) upset the nation’s top-ranked singles player, Maegan Manasse, in a three-set comeback effort that clinched a 4-3 win for No. 11 USC over No. 5 California in Berkeley. The junior posted a 2-6, 6-2, 6-3 win over Cal’s Manasse to help the Trojans climb out of a three-point hole and clinch the match. The next day, No. 22 Olmos pinned up a 6-0, 6-4 win over Saint Mary’s 48th-ranked Danielle Flores to help lift USC to a 5-2 victory over the Gaels. The wins improved USC to 10-1 overall while Olmos moves to a 24-7 overall singles record. 

Romanowicz’ honor is the first of his career and the 11th for the Stanford men. Olmos’ honor is the second of her career and the 32nd for the Trojan women. 

The Cardinal men host Hawaii this Tuesday, Feb. 24 before traveling for duals at USC on Friday, Feb. 27 and at UCLA on Saturday, Feb. 28. The Trojan women have a break this week before traveling to play at UCLA on Wednesday, Mar. 4. For more information, including a full schedule, visit www.pac-12.com. 

Also Nominated
Men: Naoki Takeda, ARIZ; Simon Stevens, ORE; Slim Hamza, UTAH. 
Women: Lauren Marker, ARIZ; Stephanie Vlad, ASU; Marlou Kluiving, ORE; Taylor Davidson, STAN. 

2015 PAC-12 TENNIS PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Date Men's Women's
Jan. 19 Kevin Farin, Oregon Maegan Manasse, California
Jan. 26 Nick Crystal, USC Terri Fleming, UCLA
Feb. 2 Roberto Quiroz, USC Zoë Scandalis, USC
Feb. 9 Martin Redlicki, UCLA Maegan Manasse, California
Feb. 16 Eric Johnson, USC Madison Westby, USC
Feb. 23 Maciek Romanowicz, STAN Giuliana Olmos, USC
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