Pac-12 announces tennis players of the week
SAN FRANCISCO - UCLA freshman Martin Redlicki and USC freshman Gabby Smith were named the Pac-12 Men’s and Women’s Tennis Players of the Week for play from Mar. 30-Apr. 5, the Conference office announced today.
Redlicki (Boca Raton, Fla.) lifted the Bruin men to a pair of Pac-12 shutouts last week with victories at No. 1 doubles and No. 2 singles. In the 4-0 victory over Arizona on Friday, Redlicki posted a 6-2, 6-3 singles victory then teamed up with Mackenzie McDonald to take a 6-2 victory in doubles. On Sunday against Utah, the freshman had another straight-set win in singles, throwing up a 6-2, 6-1 win after partnering with McDonald for a 6-4 doubles win as the Bruins went on to win the match, 7-0. Redlicki, the 121st-ranked player in the nation, teams up with McDonald to form the nation’s seventh-ranked doubles team.
Smith (Henderson, Nev.) had another winning road trip with the Women of Troy in helping keep USC undefeated in Pac-12 play last week. Smith was near-perfect in singles play, with a 6-1, 6-1 victory against No. 41 Arizona and a 6-0, 6-0 win against No. 23 Arizona State. She also teamed up with Madison Westby to go undefeated in doubles, with two 8-6 wins on the week as USC defeated the Wildcats, 5-2, and the Sun Devils, 6-2. With Smith’s wins, the Trojans kept their win streak alive, extending it to eight-straight victories as USC improved to 18-2 overall and 7-0 in Pac-12 play.
It marks the second-career weekly selection for Redlicki and the 26th all-time men’s selection for UCLA. It is the first-career weekly honor for Smith and the 34th all-time women’s selection for USC.
The UCLA men travel to the Bay Area to play at Stanford on Friday, Apr. 10 and at California on Saturday, Apr. 11. The USC women host Utah on Friday and Colorado on Saturday. For more information, including a full schedule, visit www.pac-12.com.
Men: Filip Bergevi, CAL; Robert Stineman, STAN; Simon Stevens, ORE; Max de Vroome, USC.
Women: Lauren Marker, ARIZ; Desirae Krawczyk, ASU; Zsofi Susanyi, CAL; Ellen Tsay, STAN; Catherine Harrison, UCLA.
2015 PAC-12 TENNIS PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
|Jan. 19||Kevin Farin, Oregon||Maegan Manasse, California|
|Jan. 26||Nick Crystal, USC||Terri Fleming, UCLA|
|Feb. 2||Roberto Quiroz, USC||Zoë Scandalis, USC|
|Feb. 9||Martin Redlicki, UCLA||Maegan Manasse, California|
|Feb. 16||Eric Johnson, USC||Madison Westby, USC|
|Feb. 23||Maciek Romanowicz, Stanford||Giuliana Olmos, USC|
|Mar. 2||Jake Douglas, Washington||Klara Fabikova, California|
|Mar. 9||Parker McGuiness, Utah||Denise Starr, California|
|Mar. 16||Jonny Wang, USC||Karla Popovic, California|
|Mar. 23||Eric Johnson, USC||Meredith Xepoleas, USC|
|Mar. 30||Dennis Mkrtchian, UCLA||Zsofi Susanyi, California|
|Apr. 6||Martin Redlicki, UCLA||Gabby Smith, USC|