Pac-12 announces tennis players of the week
Pac-12 Men's Tennis Player of the Week: Brandon Holt, Jr., USC (Rolling Hills, Calif.)
• Won both of his single matches and went 3-0 in doubles play during USC’s three dual-match wins over No. 25 South Carolina (4-0), Cal Poly (4-0) and UC Santa Barbara (6-1).
• Dominated at the No. 1 spot with doubles partner Riley Smith, notching three critical wins in all three dual-matches to give USC the doubles point.
• Defeated No. 6 Nicolas Moreno de Alboran (7-6 (1), 4-6, 6-4) of UCSB at the first singles court in USC's ITA Kick-Off Championship. The dual-match victory over the Gauchos advanced the Trojans to the ITA National Team Indoors for the 11th-straight year
• Holt earns his second-career Pac-12 Men’s Tennis Player of the Week honor and a Pac-12 leading 51st all-time weekly honor for the Trojans.
ALSO NOMINATED: Filip Malbasic, ARIZONA; Makey Rakotomalala, ARIZONA STATE; Bjorn Hoffmann, CALIFORNIA; Axel Geller, STANFORD; Maxime Cressy, UCLA.
Pac-12 Women's Tennis Player of the Week: Angela Kulikov, Jr., USC (Sun Valley, Calif.)
• Helped USC upset No. 13 South Carolina 4-1 with a singles victory and a convincing doubles win at the Australian Open in Melbourne. This match was the inaugural collegiate contest to take place on location during one of the four professional Grand Slam events.
• After falling behind 0-6 in the first set against No. 69 Mia Horvit, Kulikov stormed to victory and won the next two sets 6-3, 7-5 for a clutch comeback victory that sealed the 4-1 win for the Trojans.
• The No. 42 ranked tandem of Kulikov and her partner Rianna Valdes ripped off a 6-1 win at the first doubles court over South Carolina's Chinellato/Davies to get the day's dual match off to a winning start for USC. The duo improved their doubles record to 12-3 so far this season.
• Kulikov earns her first-career Pac-12 Women’s Tennis Player of the Week honor and the 39th all-time weekly honor for the Trojans.
ALSO NOMINATED: Olivia Hauger, CALIFORNIA; Sara Nayar, COLORADO; Elysia Bolton, UCLA; Kenadi Hance, WASHINGTON.
2018-19 PAC-12 MEN'S AND WOMEN'S TENNIS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
|Jan. 22||Tim Ruehl, Arizona State||Stacey Fung, Washington|
|Jan. 28||Brandon Holt, USC||Angela Kulikov, USC|