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Melisa Ates Named Pac-12 Player of the Week

Feb 17, 2021

SAN FRANCISCO – Washington State senior Melisa Ates was named the Pac-12 Conference Women's Tennis Player of the Week, the conference office announced Wednesday.
Ates is the first Cougar to earn Pac-12 weekly accolades since Michael Bayerlova received the same recognition in February of 2019.
Ates helped Washington State to a pair of road victories over Montana State and Gonzaga this past Sunday in Spokane. The Antalya, Turkey native paired with teammate Yang Lee to notch a win at No. 2 doubles against MSU and later earned a win at No. 1 doubles against the Bulldogs.
In singles play, Ates continued to propel her name up the Cougar record book, posting two wins at No. 6 singles and pushing her career win total to 93, passing Ksenia Googe for the fifth-most wins in program history.
Washington State heads to Seattle for a pair of matchups beginning Friday against Washington in The Boeing Apple Cup Series followed by a Saturday afternoon meeting against No. 15 Baylor.