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Pac-12 announces the women's tennis player of the week

Feb 27, 2017

THIS WEEK: Karla Popovic, California
• Ranked 23rd in the nation in singles, Popovic improved her record to 27-1 on the season by upsetting the second-ranked Ena Shibahara in Cal's 6-1 win over UCLA on Feb. 24 in Berkeley.
She then defeated USC's 33rd-ranked Gabby Smith in Cal's 6-1 win over the Trojans the next day.
Popovic beat Shibahara, 6-3, 6-3, and beat Smith, 7-6(5), 6-1.
She also paired with Olivia Hauger to win in doubles in both matches.
Playing at court-two doubles, the 50th-ranked Cal duo beat UCLA's Alaina Miller and Terri Fleming, 6-1, and then upset USC's 45th-ranked pair of Rianna Valdes and Jessica Failla, 7-6(3), to clinch the doubles point against the Trojans.
• This is Popovic's second nod in her career, and California's 38th all-time.

ALSO NOMINATED: Marlou Kluiving, ORE; Emily Arbuthnott, STAN; Kenadi Hance, WASH. 


Date Student-Athlete
February 27 Karla Popovic, CAL
February 20 Gabby Smith, USC
February 13 Maya Jansen, CAL
February 6 Ena Shibahara, UCLA
January 30 Jada Hart, UCLA
January 23 Gabby Smith, USC