Pac-12 announces Tennis Players of the Week
Pac-12 Men's Tennis Player of the Week: Tom Fawcett, Sr., STANFORD (Winnetka, Ill.)
• No. 33-nationally ranked Tom Fawcett helped an undefeated No. 5 Stanford team earn its third victory over a top-10 opponent in six days, posting a 4-2 win over No. 10 Illinois, following wins over No. 5 USC and No. 6 UCLA. The Cardinal is 6-0 in team duals this season for its best opening since 2011, 7-0.
• At the No. 1 singles position, Fawcett took down the No. 46-ranked Aleks Vukic, 6-3, 1-6, 7-6 (5), to earn the Cardinals’ fourth point and clinch the team victory. The Winnetka, Ill., native is now 12-2 this season and collected his third win over a top-50 ranked opponent in four contests while playing close to his hometown.
• At the No. 2 Court, Fawcett teamed up with Axel Greller for a 6-1 doubles victory and the No. 32-ranked duo improved to 5-0 on the season.
• The senior is now only the third player since 2007 to earn two-consecutive Pac-12 Player of the Week honors. Stanford has 16 all-time weekly awards.
Also Nominated: Alejandro Reguant, ARIZ; Makey Rakotomalala, ASU; Evan Zhu, UCLA; Simon Stevens, ORE; Daniel Cukierman, USC; Enzo Sommer, WASH
2017-18 PAC-12 MEN'S TENNIS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
|Jan. 23||Thomas Laurent, Oregon|
|Jan. 30||Evan Zhu, UCLA|
|Feb. 6||Tom Fawcett, Stanford|
|Feb. 13||Tom Fawcett, Stanford|
Pac-12 Women's Tennis Player of the Week: Jada Hart, R-So., UCLA (Colton, Calif.)
• Jada Hart collected four wins last week to help No. 13 UCLA defeat No. 19 South Carolina, 4-1, in an ITA Team Indoor Championships consolation match Sunday. Hart’s record improved to 15-6 and holds a 18-7 doubles mark.
• Hart opened the week with a win over Natalie Suk of Ole Miss (6-2, 6-2) on court 2. The No. 57-ranked redshirt sophomore then knocked off South Carolina’s No. 38 Hadley Berg (6-4, 6-0) to put the Bruins within one win of victory in the consolation round.
• At the No. 2 singles position, Hart teamed up with Terri Fleming to capture a pair of doubles victories on the No. 1 court. The pair upset Ole Miss’ No. 11-ranked duo (6-3) and then clinched the doubles point for the Bruins, besting South Carolina’s pair, 7-6 (4).
• Earns second career Pac-12 Player of the Week honor and the first nod this season for UCLA’s 19th all-time weekly award.
Also Nominated: Camila Wesbrooks, ARIZ; Shweta Sangwan, ORE; Miki Kobayashi, WASH; Michaela Bayerlova, WSU
2017-18 PAC-12 WOMEN'S TENNIS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
|Jan. 23||Michaela Bayerlova, Washington State|
|Jan. 30||Stacey Fung, Washington|
|Feb. 6||Talya Zandberg, Arizona|
|Feb. 13||Jada Hart, UCLA|
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