Pac-12 announces tennis players of the week
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - UTAH junior Slim Hanza was named the Pac-12 Men’s Tennis Player of the Week and CALIFORNIA sophomore Lynn Chi was voted the Women’s Tennis Player of the Week for play from April 1-7, the Conference office announced today.
Hamza (Tunisia, Africa) recorded his second upset over a nationally ranked opponent at Utah went undefeated last weekend in Conference play. The junior opened the weekend with a three-set, come-from-behind victory over No. 110 Robin Cambier of 27th-ranked Oregon. Hamza then closed out the weekend with another three-set win over Emmett Egger after dropping the first set, then rallying to take the next two sets. His efforts helped the Utes improve to a 2-2 Conference record, as well as netting their fifth win over a ranked team.
Chi (Weston, Fla.) went undefeated in singles play, including a big come-from-behind singles win to give No. 12 Cal a comeback win over No. 3 UCLA and a shutout victory over No. 13 USC. In the upset over the Bruins, the 43rd-ranked Chi was down 5-2 in the third set to No. 40 Kyle McPhillips with Cal trailing 3-1 in the overall match, before Chi fought back to force a tiebreaker and eventually win the match, 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (5). In doubles, Chi teamed up with Anett Schutting to split the weekend, recording a win against USC but losing, 8-6, to Robin Anderson and Jennifer Brady of UCLA.
Utah men’s tennis hosts No. 3 UCLA and No. 2 USC in Salt Lake City on Friday and Sunday, April 11 & 13. Cal women’s tennis travels to take on Washington State and Oregon on Saturday and Sunday, April 12 & 13.
Men’s: Mario Irquidi, ARIZ; Robin Cambier, ORE; Eric Johnson, USC.
Women’s: Lacey Smith, ARIZ; Carol Zhao, STAN; Elizaveta Luzina, WSU.
2014 Tennis Players of the Week
|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|
|Apr. 8||Slim Hamza, Jr., Utah||Lynn Chi, So., California|
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