Andrews, Putilina Awarded Weekly Honors
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. — CALIFORNIA senior Nick Andrews and UTAH senior Anastasia Putilina have been named Bank of the West Pac-12 Men's and Women's Tennis Players of the Week for April 2-8, Commissioner Larry Scott announced Monday.
Andrews helped the Golden Bears to a pair of 7-0 sweeps over No. 22 Washington and No. 62 Oregon last weekend, posting his fourth-straight win in singles matches with victories over UW's 14th-ranked Kyle McMorrow and Oregon's Robin Cambier. Against McMorrow, Andrews upended the Husky junior, 6-2, 6-2. Down 2-0 in the first set against Cambier, Andrews came alive to drop just two more games on his way to a 6-3, 6-1 win. The Folsom, Calif., native reached the 15-win plateau, becoming the second Cal player to reach that mark this season. In doubles matches, Andrews teamed with junior Christoffer Konigsfeldt (ranked third nationally in doubles) to extend their winning streak to seven matches. The duo posted their 19th victory together with an 8-3 victory against Emmett Egger and McMorrow of Washington, and an 8-6 decision over Cambier and Jeff Mullen of Oregon. At 4-0 in Pac-12 matches, the Bears are off to their best start in conference duals since the 1953 squad won the Pacific Coast Conference title with a 6-0 record. That team also went to the NCAA title match.
No. 77 Putilina upset Washington's 20th-ranked Denise Dy 6-2, 6-7(5), 6-2, at the No. 1 singles spot to clinch the Utes' first Pac-12 Conference win on Saturday. In doubles, Putilina and sophomore partner Callie Craig defeated Dy and Samantha Smith at the No. 1 spot, setting up freshmen teammates Danielle Flores and Natasha Smith to secure the doubles point in Utah's 6-1 victory over the Huskies. Against Oregon on Friday, Putilina topped Julia Metzger 7-6(6), 6-2, at the No. 1 singles spot in the Utes' 4-3 loss to the Ducks. In doubles, Putilina and Craig dropped a close 8-7(3) decision to Oregon's Sofia Hager and Patricia Skowronski at the No. 1 position.
Men's: Bradley Klahn, STAN; Emilio Gomez, USC.
Women's: Mallory Burdette, STAN; Danielle Lao, USC; Julija Lukac, WASH.
2012 Pac-12 Men's Tennis Player of the Week
Jan. 16 Nick Andrews, California
Jan. 23 Ryan Thacher, Stanford
Jan. 30 Ray Sarmiento, USC
Feb. 6 Nick Meister, UCLA
Feb. 13 Kyle McMorrow, Washington
Feb. 20 Yannick Hanfmann, USC
Feb. 27 Roberto Quiroz, USC
March 5 Bradley Klahn/Ryan Thacher, Stanford
March 12 Robin Cambier, Oregon
March 19 Steve Johnson, USC
March 26 Daniel Nguyen, USC
April 2 Ray Sarmiento, USC
April 9 Nick Andrews, California
2012 Pac-12 Women's Tennis Player of the Week
Jan. 16 Jana Juricova, California
Jan. 23 Zoe Scandalis, USC
Jan. 30 Elisabeth Fournier, Washington State
Feb. 6 Kaitlyn Christian, USC
Feb. 13 Zsofi Susanyi, California
Feb. 20 Robin Anderson, UCLA
Feb. 27 Gabrielle DeSimone, USC
March 5 Ellen Tsay, Stanford
March 12 Ellen Tsay, Stanford
March 19 Elisabeth Fournier, Washington State
March 26 Jana Juricova, California
April 2 Zsofi Susanyi, California
April 9 Anastasia Putilina, Utah