Quiroz and Schutting named Pac-12 tennis players of the week

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - USC sophomore Roberto Quiroz and CALIFORNIA junior Anett Schutting have been named  the Pac-12 Men’s and Women’s Tennis Players of the Week for the week of March 18-24, the Conference Office announced Tuesday.

Quiroz went undefeated in both singles and doubles on the weekend in team wins over #15 Illinois, 6-1 and #27 Notre Dame, 6-1. Quiroz teamed with his cousin Emilio Gomez in doubles play to win 8-3 against the Illinois duo of Guignon and Hoh and then topped the Notre Dame pair of Lawson and Pecor, 8-4. The sophomore clinched the win against Illinois in his singles match over Bruno Abdelnour winning 6-4, 6-2. Quiroz fought to the end in his singles match against Notre Dame’s Billy Pecor, winning in three sets, 6-7, 6-4, 6-3. Quiroz is now 29-7 overall in singles play and 13-3 in dual matches. No. 3 USC improved to 16-2 overall with the winning road trip.

Schutting won both her singles and her doubles matches in 7-0 wins over Pac-12 opponents COLORADO and UTAH. The junior paired with freshman Lynn Chi to form the 40th-ranked doubles team to tally victories in both matches. The duo won 8-5 over Utah’s pair of Bekerova and Miles and the Buffalo pair of Steur and Sanders, 8-4. Schutting set out against Tereza Bekerova of Utah in singles play to win 6-3, 7-5. The Tallinn, Estonia, native topped Julyette Steur from Colorado, 6-4, 6-4 to help secure California’s victory.

Also Nominated
Women’s: Akilah James, ARIZ; Sabrina Santamaria, USC.
Men’s: Mads Engsted, CAL.

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
March 5 Dennis Novikov, UCLA
March 12 Gregory Bayane, CAL
March 19 Ben McLachlan, CAL
March 25 Roberto Quiroz, USC

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, USC
Feb. 19 Lacey Smyth, Arizona
Feb. 26 Kyle McPhillips, UCLA
March 5 Ellie Yates, USC
March 12 Sabrina Santamaria, USC
March 19 Zoe Scandalis, USC
March 25 Anett Schutting, CAL

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