Pac-12 announces tennis players of the week

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - CALIFORNIA swept the weekly honors for tennis as junior Gregory Bayane was named the Pac-12 Men’s Tennis Player of the Week and sophomore Klara Fabikova was voted the Women’s Tennis Player of the Week for play from Mar. 25-31, the Conference office announced today. 

Bayane (Meaux, France) opened Pac-12 play for the Golden Bears with a singles and a doubles victory in the 4-0 shutout win over Arizona. The junior improved his singles record to 16-2 with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Trevor James in Tucson, Ariz., on March 28. Bayane and teammate Chase Melton, who were ranked 14th nationally in last week’s ITA poll, snagged an 8-3 win in doubles play, making their overall record 16-2 on the season and 6-0 in dual matches. The duo of Bayane and sophomore Wyatt Houghton fell in a tight doubles match in Cal’s 4-2 victory at No. 52 Utah on March 30, while Bayane’s singles match in the dual went unfinished. 

Fabikova (Brno, Czech Republic) won both her singles matches and both her doubles matches to help lead the 13th-ranked Golden Bears to wins over No. 19 Arizona State and No. 29 Arizona on Cal’s home court. She paired with senior Kelly Chui for the doubles victories, each of which clinched the doubles point for Cal. In singles, she was the first to complete her match on each day and lost just two games total as the Bears improved their overall record to 12-4 and 5-0 in Pac-12 play. 

Both Cal tennis teams face off against the SoCal schools this week. The men’s team travels to play against UCLA and USC in Los Angeles, while the women’s team hosts the Bruins and the Trojans on their home court in Berkeley. 

Also Nominated: 
Robin Cambier, ORE; John Morrisey, STAN.
Women’s: Lacey Smith, ARIZ; Winde Janssens, COLO; Kristie Ahn, STAN. 

2014 Tennis Players of the Week

  Men’s Women’s
Jan. 21 Robin Cambier, Sr., Oregon Kristie Ahn, Sr., Stanford
Jan. 28 Gregory Bayane, Jr., California Robin Anderson, Jr., UCLA
Feb. 4 Yannick Hanfmann, Jr., USC Kristie Ahn, Sr., Stanford
Feb. 11 Robin Cambier, Sr., Oregon Zsofi Susanyi, Jr., California
Feb. 18 Roberto Quiroz, Jr., USC Elizaveta Luzina, Jr., Washington State
Feb. 25 Ben Tasevac, Sr., Utah Zoë Katz, Fr., USC
Mar. 5 Kevin Farin, So., Oregon Zoë Scandalis, Jr., USC
Mar. 11 Mackenzie McDonald, Fr., UCLA Kim Stubbe, Sr., Arizona
Mar. 18 Roberto Quiroz, Jr., USC Zoë Scandalis, Jr., USC
Mar. 25 Ray Sarmiento, Sr., USC Lauren Marker, Fr., Arizona
Apr. 1 Gregory Bayane, Jr., California Klara Fabikova, So., California
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