Konigsfeldt, Santamaria named Pac-12 players of the week

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - CALIFORNIA senior Christoffer Konigsfeldt and USC sophomore Sabrina Santamaria are the Pac-12 Men’s and Women’s Tennis Players of the Week for the week of April 1-7, the Conference Office announced Tuesday.

Konigsfeldt clinched both of the Golden Bears’ wins this past week against then-No. 43 OREGON and then-No. 31 WASHINGTON. Konigsfeldt faced the Ducks' Daan Maasland, beating him 6-3, 4-6, 6-3. California then went on the beat Oregon 4-3. In the 5-2 victory over the Huskies, Konigsfeldt defeated Max Manthou 6-2, 6-7(2), 6-0 to secure the team victory.

Santamaria extended her winning streak to 19 in a row and remained undefeated in doubles play after a road sweep of the Arizona schools this weekend for USC. USC topped then-No. 22 ASU 7-0 to become the only remaining undefeated team in Pac-12 play. Santamaria, ranked second in the nation, beat No. 23 Jacqueline Cako 6-3, 6-3. She then went on to pair with Danielle Lao in doubles for the first time this season and top the ASU pair of Cako and Smith 6-5 as the match was suspended when USC claimed the doubles point. In the match against then-No. 74 Arizona, Santamaria topped then-No. 64 Lacey Smyth in straight sets 6-3, 7-6 (3) to clinch the victory for USC. She again doubled with Lao to an impressive victory of 8-1over Austin and Smyth. The Trojans went on to win 6-1 over the Wildcats. Santamaria is now 28-3 in singles and a perfect 15-0 in dual matches. She is now 26-0 in doubles playing with both Kaitlyn Christian and Lao.

Also Nominated:
Men’s: Alex Rovello, ORE; Daniel Ho, STAN; Ray Sarmiento, USC.
Women’s: Kim Stubbe, ARIZ; Anett Schutting, CAL; Julyette Steur, COLO; Kristie Ahn, STAN.

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
April 2 Dennis Novikov, UCLA
April 9 Christoffer Konigsfeldt, CAL

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
April 2 Gabriella DeSimone, USC
April 9 Sabrina Santamaria, USC

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