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Pac-12 announces tennis players of the week

Mar 10, 2020

Pac-12 Men’s Tennis Player of the Week: Neel Rajesh, Stanford, Fr., Stanford (Oyster Bay, N.Y.)
• Helped No. 13 Stanford to an upset over No. 5 Ohio State (4-3) on Wednesday.
• Tallied his fourth clinching point of the year as he topped No. 78 James Trotter of Ohio State in three sets (6-2, 3-6, 6-3).
• Posted his second-career win over a ranked opponent, bringing his season-singles record to 14-9.
• Rajesh earns his first-career Pac-12 men’s Tennis Player of the Week award, the 20th all-time for Stanford.

ALSO NOMINATED: Ben Draper, CAL; Jack Davis, WASH.

Pac-12 Women’s Tennis Player of the Week: Annette Goulak, Jr., UCLA (Oak Park, Calif.)
• Helped No. 3 UCLA top California (4-3) and No. 13 Stanford (4-1) last week.
• Defeated Cardinal Sarah Choy (7-6(8), 6-4) to help the Bruins post a defeat at the Farm for the first time since 2014, snapping Stanford’s regular-season Conference winning streak at 38.
• Teamed up with Abi Altick to beat Anna Brightand and Jessica Zeynel of California (6-4) to clinch the doubles point against the Bears.
• Notched a 6-0 upset of No. 43 Choy and Emma Higuchi of Stanford.
• This marks the first-career women’s tennis weekly honor for Goulak, UCLA’s 30th all-time.

ALSO NOMINATED: Michaela Bayerlova, WSU; Valentina Ivanov, CAL; Vanessa Wong, WASH; Talya Zan, ARIZ.

2020 PAC-12 TENNIS PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Week of Men's  Women's
Jan. 21 Daniel Cukierman, USC Michaela Gordon, Stanford
Jan. 28 Jack Davis, Washington Angela Kulikov, USC
Feb. 4 Brandon Holt, USC Elysia Bolton, UCLA
Feb. 11 Filip Malbasic, Arizona Sasha Vagramov, UCLA
Feb. 18 Daniel Cukierman, USC Natsuho Arakawa, Washington
Feb. 25 Russell Benkaim, Utah Abbey Forbes, UCLA
Mar. 3 Keegan Smith, UCLA Abi Altick, UCLA
Mar. 10 Neel Rajesh, Stanford Annette Goulak, UCLA