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Pac-12 Tennis Weekly Awards - March 9, 2021

Mar 9, 2021

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

  • Went 2-1 in singles and picked up a doubles victory during No. 21 ARIZONA STATE's gauntlet this week that featured matches against No. 50 Tulsa, No. 28 Oklahoma and No. 2 Baylor, all on the road. 
  • Ponwith's singles wins against the Golden Hurricane and Sooners helped ASU (11-2) reach a 10-match winning streak, and helped the senior captain reach a team-best 10 wins.
  • Ponwith's victories this week included a three-set victory over No. 67 Kody Pearson of Tulsa.

ALSO NOMINATED: Gustaf Strom, ARIZ; Sam Feit, UCLA; Geronimo Espin Busleiman, UTAH; Clement Chidekh, WASH. 

WOMEN’S TENNIS PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Michaela Bayerlova, Sr., WASHINGTON STATE (Krumbach, Germany)

  • Posted two wins in WASHINGTON STATE’s upset of No. 16 USC on Sunday, marking just the second time in program history that WSU has defeated USC. 
  • Defeated No. 103 Naomi Cheong at No. 1 singles in three sets to give WSU a 3-1 lead in the match.
  • Teamed with Hikaru Sato to defeat Cheong and Eryn Cayetano 6-4 at No. 1 doubles, helping WSU capture the opening doubles point.

ALSO NOMINATED: Marianna Argyrokastriti, ASU; Haley Giavara, CAL; Emily Arbuthnott, STAN; Abbey Forbes, UCLA; Eryn Cayetano, USC; Sedona Gallagher, WASH. 


 Week of Men's Women's
Feb. 3 Daniel Cukierman, USC Elysia Bolton, UCLA
Feb. 11 Nathan Ponwith, ASU Jada Hart, UCLA
Feb. 17 Alejandro Reguant, ARIZONA Melisa Ates, WSU
Feb. 23 Stefan Dostanic, USC Valentina Ivanov, CALIFORNIA
Mar. 2 Keegan Smith, UCLA  Salma Ewing, USC
Mar. 9 Nathan Ponwith, ASU Michaela Bayerlova, WSU