Pac-12 announces tennis players of the week
SAN FRANCISCO - WASHINGTON freshman Jake Douglas and CALIFORNIA junior Klara Fabikova were named the Pac-12 Men’s and Women’s Tennis Players of the Week for play from Feb. 23-Mar. 1, the Conference office announced today.
Douglas (Rolling Hills, Calif.) won his 13th- and 14th-straight matches as he posted wins at No. 3 and No. 2 singles this weekend. Against 36th-ranked Indiana, the freshman earned a 6-1, 6-4 decision on court three over Raheel Maji. He followed that up by taking a 6-2, 6-3 win in his first time playing at court two over Thomas Alexander-Hunt of St. Mary’s. Douglas is the only undefeated Husky in singles action this season and has won all but two of his 14 matches in two sets.
Fabikova (Brno, Czech Republic) won in singles and doubles as the eighth-ranked Golden Bears upset No. 7 Stanford, 4-3, on Sunday on the road. Cal handed their rival only its sixth loss at home since 1999. Fabikova paired with Zsofi Susanyi to clinch the doubles point for Cal, as the 12th-ranked duo beat the Cardinal’s 10th-ranked pairing of Caroline Doyle and Ellen Tsay, 8-3. In singles, the junior – ranked 42nd – upset the 13th-ranked Taylor Davidson, 6-1, 6-4.
Douglas picks up his first-career weekly honor and the ninth selection all-time for Washington. Fabikova’s honor is the second of her career after earning her first in 2014, and marks Cal’s 27th women’s weekly selection all-time.
The Washington men travel to the Midwest to play at Minnesota on Friday, Mar. 6 and at Drake on Saturday, Mar. 7. The Cal women host Colorado and Utah on Friday and Saturday, respectively. For more information, including a full schedule, visit www.pac-12.com.
Men: Simon Stevens, ORE; Freddie McGeehan, UTAH.
Women: Desirae Krawczyk, ASU; Terri Fleming, UCLA; Donika Bashota, WSU.
2015 PAC-12 TENNIS PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
|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, Stanford||Giuliana Olmos, USC|
|Mar. 2||Jake Douglas, Washington||Klara Fabikova, California|
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