Pac-12 announces tennis players of the week

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Pac-12 Men's Tennis Player of the Week: Mor Bulis, Fr., USC (Petach Tikva, Israel)
• The spring addition to No. 14 USC registered his first match-clinching singles win as a Trojan to upset No. 3 Texas, 4-2. The road win was USC’s second upset of a top-four team this season.
• Facing Texas’ Chih Chi Huang on the sixth singles court, the newcomer snagged the first set but was down 5-6 in the second with the match on the line. Bulis came in clutch and rallied back to defeat his opponent 6-2, 7-5 and secure the victory for the Trojans.
• The freshman majoring in business administration and management earns his first-career Pac-12 weekly honor and the second-straight for USC. It it’s the 53rd all-time men’s weekly honor for the Trojans.

ALSO NOMINATED: Filip Malbasic, ARIZONA; Justin Roberts, ARIZONA STATE; Dominic Barretto, CALIFORNIA.

Pac-12 Women's Tennis Player of the Week: Monica Malinen, Jr., Colorado (Oulu, Finland)
• Went 4-0 in all of her matches on the week with doubles victories against the No. 47 and No. 2-ranked teams in the nation. Helped the Buffs to a win over Arizona, 4-3, but fell to Arizona State, 3-4.
• After Colorado lost its first doubles match on court two against the Wildcats, Malinen and partner Annabelle Andrinopoulos needed a comeback after being down 5-4 against No. 47 Emma Wilson and Sophia Thomas. The Buffs duo won the next three games to secure the first doubles win, 7-5, against a ranked team this season for CU.
• Malinen and her partner followed it up by handing ASU’s duo and the No. 2-ranked doubles team in the country, Lauryn John-Baptiste and Ilze Hattingh, its first doubles loss this season, 6-4. She then notched another comeback victory on the third singles court, dropping the first set 6-0 and then storming back to claim the second and third sets for a final result of 0-6, 6-2, 6-3.
• The junior plans on majoring in integrative physiology and wants to be a physiotherapist after graduation. She earns her first-career Pac-12 weekly honor and the second-ever for the Buffs.  

ALSO NOMINATED: Camila Wesbrooks, ARIZONA; Anna Bright, CALIFORNIA; Elysia Bolton, UCLA; Michaela Bayerlova, WASHINGTON STATE.

2018-19 PAC-12 MEN'S AND WOMEN'S TENNIS PLAYER OF THE WEEK

 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
March 5 Russell Benkaim, Utah Angela Kulikov, USC 
March 12 Maxime Cressy, UCLA Lauryn John-Baptiste, Arizona State
March 19 Brandon Holt, USC Julia Rosenqvist, California
March 26 Mor Bulis, USC Monica Malinen, Colorado
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