Pac-12 announces tennis players of the week

SAN FRANCISCO - UCLA freshman Martin Redlicki and USC freshman Gabby Smith were named the Pac-12 Men’s and Women’s Tennis Players of the Week for play from Mar. 30-Apr. 5, the Conference office announced today.

Redlicki (Boca Raton, Fla.) lifted the Bruin men to a pair of Pac-12 shutouts last week with victories at No. 1 doubles and No. 2 singles. In the 4-0 victory over Arizona on Friday, Redlicki posted a 6-2, 6-3 singles victory then teamed up with Mackenzie McDonald to take a 6-2 victory in doubles. On Sunday against Utah, the freshman had another straight-set win in singles, throwing up a 6-2, 6-1 win after partnering with McDonald for a 6-4 doubles win as the Bruins went on to win the match, 7-0. Redlicki, the 121st-ranked player in the nation, teams up with McDonald to form the nation’s seventh-ranked doubles team. 

Smith (Henderson, Nev.) had another winning road trip with the Women of Troy in helping keep USC undefeated in Pac-12 play last week. Smith was near-perfect in singles play, with a 6-1, 6-1 victory against No. 41 Arizona and a 6-0, 6-0 win against No. 23 Arizona State. She also teamed up with Madison Westby to go undefeated in doubles, with two 8-6 wins on the week as USC defeated the Wildcats, 5-2, and the Sun Devils, 6-2. With Smith’s wins, the Trojans kept their win streak alive, extending it to eight-straight victories as USC improved to 18-2 overall and 7-0 in Pac-12 play. 

It marks the second-career weekly selection for Redlicki and the 26th all-time men’s selection for UCLA. It is the first-career weekly honor for Smith and the 34th all-time women’s selection for USC. 

The UCLA men travel to the Bay Area to play at Stanford on Friday, Apr. 10 and at California on Saturday, Apr. 11. The USC women host Utah on Friday and Colorado on Saturday. For more information, including a full schedule, visit www.pac-12.com. 

Also Nominated
Men
: Filip Bergevi, CAL; Robert Stineman, STAN; Simon Stevens, ORE; Max de Vroome, USC. 
Women: Lauren Marker, ARIZ; Desirae Krawczyk, ASU; Zsofi Susanyi, CAL; Ellen Tsay, STAN; Catherine Harrison, UCLA.

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, Stanford Giuliana Olmos, USC
Mar. 2 Jake Douglas, Washington Klara Fabikova, California
Mar. 9 Parker McGuiness, Utah Denise Starr, California
Mar. 16 Jonny Wang, USC Karla Popovic, California
Mar. 23 Eric Johnson, USC Meredith Xepoleas, USC
Mar. 30 Dennis Mkrtchian, UCLA Zsofi Susanyi, California
Apr. 6 Martin Redlicki, UCLA Gabby Smith, USC
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