Pac-12 Tennis Weekly Awards - March 31, 2021
MEN’S TENNIS PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Govind Nanda, Jr., UCLA (Redlands, Calif.)
- In his first appearance of the season, Nanda took down the nation’s No. 3 player Alexandre Rotsaert (4-6, 6-2, 6-2) to clinch UCLA's 4-3 home victory over Stanford.
- The next day, Nanda defeated Bjorn Hoffman of UC Irvine (6-2, 6-3) after being elevated to the top singles court for the first time since 2019.
- Continued his run with another victory over Makey Rakotomalala (3-6, 6-3, 6-3) as UCLA won at No. 17 Arizona State, 4-3, en route to a 3-1 week.
Also Nominated: Gustaf Strom, ARIZ; Daniel Cukierman, USC; Ewen Lumsden, WASH.
WOMEN’S TENNIS PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Michaela Gordon, Sr., STANFORD (Saratoga, Calif.)
- Gordon helped No. 35 Stanford extend its unbeaten streak to 10 matches with a combined five top-court wins across three Cardinal victories last week.
- Partnered with Emma Higuchi, won pair of matches at No. 1 doubles in wins over UC Santa Barbara and Washington State.
- Claimed three wins at No. 1 singles, including a pair of victories against ranked Conference opponents.
- Defeated Washington State's No. 69 Michaela Bayerlova in straight sets (6-3, 6-2), then outlasted Washington's No. 30 Vanessa Wong in tiebreakers (6-4, 6-7 (6), 1-0 (10).
Also Nominated: Anna Bright, CAL; Julia Eshet, ORE; Vivian Wolff, UCLA; Emily Dush, UTAH.