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Pac-12 Tennis Players of The Week - Feb. 11, 2021

Feb 11, 2021

MEN’S TENNIS PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Nathan Ponwith, Sr., ARIZONA STATE (Scottsdale, Ariz.)

  • Hometown standout Nathan Ponwith added three wins to his perfect singles record (5-0) and extended his doubles winning streak to four matches (4-1, partnered with freshman Max McKennon) to help Arizona State take down Grand Canyon, No. 22 Pepperdine and Northern Arizona in a span of five days last week. 
  • Ponwith swept each No. 1 singles opponents in two sets and never allowed them to get more than three points in a set. 
  • In doubles, partnered with McKennon to win each match 6-3, including against a Pepperdine duo that included 90th-ranked singles player Corrado Summaria.
  • ASU is now 4-1 overall and 4-0 at home.

WOMEN’S TENNIS PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Jada Hart, Graduate Student, UCLA (Colton, Calif.)

  • Hart defeated a pair of ranked singles opponents for UCLA, which left the ITA National Team Indoor Championships in Stillwater, Okla., with wins over a pair of top-10 teams.
  • On Sunday, Hart bested No. 45 Lexi Ryngler of Pepperdine with ease, 6-1, 6-3, to break a 1-1 tie, for her second triumph over a ranked opponent in as many days.
  • Hart bounced back from her first doubles loss to beat No. 94 Lulu Sun in comeback fashion, 1-6, 6-2, 6-4 and helped the Bruins go on to beat the No. 5 Waves, 4-2.


 Week of Men's Women's
Feb. 3 Daniel Cukierman, USC Elysia Bolton, UCLA
Feb. 11 Nathan Ponwith, ASU Jada Hart, UCLA