Pac-12 announces Tennis Players of the Week
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.
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|
|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.
2017-18 PAC-12 WOMEN'S TENNIS PLAYER OF THE WEEK