UCLA sweeps tennis player of the week honors

Related UCLA's Marcos Giron named men's player of the week

Related UCLA's Kyle McPhillips named women's player of the week

By the Pac-12 Conference

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - UCLA sophomore Marcos Giron and UCLA freshman Kyle McPhillips have been named Pac-12 Men's and Women's Tennis Players of the Week for the week of February 18-24, the Conference Office announced Tuesday.

Giron posted a pair of singles victories in the team wins over No. 2 USC, 4-2 and Saint Mary's, 6-1, helping the Bruins improve to 11-1 on the season. The match against USC was tied at 3-3 when Giron came from behind against No. 10 Emilio Gomez to post a 4-6, 7-5, 7-6 victory at the No. 2 singles position to give the Bruins the 4-3 win. Again playing at the No. 2 position against Saint Mary's Joakim Norstrom, Giron won in straight sets, 7-5, 6-0 to clinch the victory for the Bruins. Giron competed in doubles with teammate Dennis Novikov to post a victory against Saint Mary's. Giron leads the team in singles wins, owning a 21-5 overall record. He is 8-2 in dual match play.

The Willoughby, Ohio native posted a pair of wins over the weekend. The Bruins defeated No. 7 California, 4-3, and No. 30 Saint Mary's, 4-0. In the match against the Golden Bears the score was tied 3-3 when McPhillips downed No. 113 Klara Fabikov, 6-3, 3-6, 7-5 to give UCLA the win. Against No. 30 Saint Mary's, the team clinched a 4-0 victory with play suspended in McPhillips' match against Danielle Flores in the third set. McPhillips doubled with fellow freshman Catherine Harrison in doubles play against Saint Mary's winning 8-0. McPhillips is ranked No. 42 nationally and is 16-4 overall in singles and 5-0 in doubles.

Also Nominated
Women's: Lacey Smyth, ARIZ; Sarah Pham, UTAH.
Men's: Alex Rovello, ORE.

2013 Pac-12 Men's Tennis Player of the Week
Jan. 22 Slim Hamza, Utah
Jan. 29 Emilio Gomez, USC
Feb. 5 Max de Vroome, USC
Feb. 12 Dennis Novikov, UCLA
Feb. 19 Yannick Hanfmann, USC
Feb. 26 Marcos Giron, UCLA

2013 Pac-12 Women's Tennis Player of the Week
Jan. 22 Sabrina Santamaria, USC
Jan. 29 Giuliana Olmos, USC
Feb. 5 Lacey Smyth, Arizona
Feb. 12 Danielle Lao, UCLA
Feb. 19 Lacey Smyth, Arizona
Feb. 26 Kyle McPhillips, UCLA

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