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Pac-12 announces Tennis Players of the Week

Mar 13, 2018

Pac-12 Men's Tennis Player of the Week: Eric Fomba, Gr., Stanford (Paris, France)

Graduate student Eric Fomba, playing in his first season with No. 3 Stanford, earned two wins over the weekend as the Cardinal captured four victories. Stanford opened the week with league victories over No. 20 Arizona State (4-3) and Arizona (4-0) and then on Sunday shut out Air Force (4-0) and Army (7-0).

In the Pac-12 match versus ASU, Fomba got the win at the No. 4 singles spot to lift Stanford to a 4-3 victory. After capturing the first set against his ASU opponent, he narrowly dropped the second set in a tiebreaker 6-7 (7). He roared back from a 5-2 third-set deficit and won the final five games to clinch the match for Stanford.

On the No. 3 Court, he teamed up with Sam Turchetta to help Stanford earn the doubles point against Air Force (6-1), while his singles matches against the Air Force and Arizona went unfinished.

Earns his first Pac-12 Tennis Player of the Week honor and Stanford’s 17th all-time weekly award.

ALSO NOMINATED: Alejandro Reguant, ARIZ; Ben Hannestad, ASU; J.T. Nishimura, CAL; Keegan Smith, UCLA; Jack Jaede, USC.


 Week of Player
Jan. 23 Thomas Laurent, Oregon
Jan. 30 Evan Zhu, UCLA
Feb. 6 Tom Fawcett, Stanford
Feb. 13 Tom Fawcett, Stanford
Feb. 20 Keegan Smith, UCLA
Feb. 27 Michaël Geerts, Arizona State
March 6 Maxime Cressy, UCLA
March 13 Eric Fomba, Stanford

Pac-12 Women's Tennis Player of the Week: Julia Rosenqvist, Fr., California (Onsala, Sweden)

Rosenqvist continued a hot streak in singles as the freshman upset her third and fourth nationally ranked opponents in a row. In Pac-12 action, No. 22 California defeated USC (7-0) with the 68th-ranked Rosenqvist defeating her 37th-ranked USC opponent (5-7, 6-3, 6-3) in No. 1 singles.

The next day, the Sweden native upset UCLA's eighth-ranked player (6-3, 6-4). Rosenqvist and teammate Olivia Hauger also posted No. 1 doubles upsets against the rival California schools. The Golden Bears' duo beat the 43rd-ranked USC pair (6-1) and followed up by defeating UCLA’s 22nd-ranked team (6-4) on the top court.

Earns her first Pac-12 Tennis Player of the Week honor and Cal’s 40th all-time weekly award.

ALSO NOMINATED: Savannah Slaysman, ASU; Alyssa Tobita, ORE; Michaela Gordon, STAN; Alaina Miller, UCLA; Alexia Petrovic, UTAH; Guzal Yusupova, WSU.


 Week of Player
Jan. 23 Michaela Bayerlova, Washington State
Jan. 30 Stacey Fung, Washington
Feb. 6 Talya Zandberg, Arizona
Feb. 13 Jada Hart, UCLA
Feb. 20 Taylor Calton, Utah
Feb. 27 Michaela Bayerlova, Washington State
March 6 Lauryn John-Baptiste, Arizona State
March 13 Julia Rosenqvist, California