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Pac-12 announces tennis players of the week

Feb 26, 2019

Pac-12 Men's Tennis Player of the Week: Thomas Laurent, Sr., Oregon (Montpellier, France)
• No. 7-ranked Laurent was 2-0 in singles play, including his ninth victory over a ranked opponent this season, to help No. 15 Oregon to two road dual-match wins over No. 46 Drake (6-1) and Wisconsin (4-3).
• Led the Ducks to their fourth top-50 team victory of the season with a straight-set win at the top spot over No 72 Vinny Gillespie of Drake, 6-3, 6-1.
• With Sunday's 6-0, 6-2 win over Osgar O'Hoisin of Wisconsin, Laurent collected his 93rd career singles win which ties the UO program record. He has won eight-straight singles matches and is 18-3 on the year.
• The two-time Pac-12 All-Academic selection earns his second Pac-12 Player of the Week honor this season and fourth of his career. This is the 10th all-time weekly nod for the Ducks.

ALSO NOMINATED: Alejandro Reguant, ARIZONA; Nathan Ponwith, ARIZONA STATE; William Genesen, STANFORD; Riley Smith, USC; David Micevski, UTAH; Enzo Sommer, WASHINGTON.

Pac-12 Women's Tennis Player of the Week: Melissa Lord, Sr., Stanford (Bloomfield, Conn.)
No. 49-ranked Lord won her singles and doubles matches to help reigning NCAA Champion and No. 4 Stanford cruise past No. 7 Vanderbilt, 6-1, in a rematch of the 2018 title match where Lord provided the clinching point.
• Helped lock up the doubles point for the Cardinal with No. 40 doubles partner Niluka Madurawe, defeating Summer Dvorak and Emma Kurtz, 6-2, on the third court.
• Was the first off the court with a straight-set, 6-1, 6-3, triumph over No. 9 Christina Rosa at No. 2 singles, marking her fourth victory over a nationally-ranked opponent this year.
• The senior studying public policy and a two-time Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention selection earns her first-career Pac-12 Player of the Week honor and the 22nd all-time for the Cardinal.

ALSO NOMINATED: Emma Wilson, ARIZONA; Ilze Hattingh, ARIZONA STATE; Katerina Stloukalova, CALIFORNIA; Abi Altick, UCLA; Stacey Fung, WASHINGTON.E.


 Week of Men's Women's
Jan. 22 Tim Ruehl, Arizona State Stacey Fung, Washington
Jan. 28 Brandon Holt, USC Angela Kulikov, USC
Feb. 5 Thomas Laurent, Oregon Elysia Bolton, UCLA
Feb. 12 Dan Little, Utah Emily Arbuthnott, Stanford
Feb. 19 Axel Geller, Stanford Julia Rosenqvist, California
Feb. 26 Thomas Laurent, Oregon Melissa Lord, Stanford