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Pac-12 Tennis Weekly Awards - March 31, 2021

Mar 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.

 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
Mar. 16 Bradley Frye, USC  Abbey Forbes, UCLA 
Mar. 23 Emmanuel Coste, OREGON Haley Giavara, CALIFORNIA
Mar. 31 Govind Nanda, UCLA Michaela Gordon, STANFORD