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Pac-12 Tennis Players of The Week - Feb. 2, 2022

Feb 2, 2022

MEN’S TENNIS PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Franco Capalbo, So., UTAH (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

  • Playing at the No. 1 singles position, Utah's captain clinched the sixth straight victory for the Utes and went 4-0 on the week, earning the clinching point in both of Utah’s wins against UC Santa Barbara (4-1) and Loyola Marymount (4-3).
  • The sophomore’s biggest win came in a knotted 3-3 match against LMU as he defeated Rana-Roop Bhullar (7-6 (4), 6-4) to lift the Utes to 6-0.
  • Partnered with Bruno Caula, Capalbo took both doubles matches against UCSB (6-3) and LMU (6-4). 

ALSO NOMINATED: Arthur Fery, Stanford; Peter Makk, USC; Clement Chidekh, Washington.

WOMEN’S TENNIS PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Nika Zupancic, Sr., WASHINGTON (Otocec, Slovenia)

  • Won a pair of singles and doubles matches against Denver and then-No. 4 UCLA to help Washington advance through the ITA Kickoff Weekend qualifying matches to make the ITA National Team Indoor Championships for the first time since 2011.
  • Clinched the Huskies' first-ever road victory over the Bruins with a three-set upset of 49th-ranked Sasha Vagramov; the 4-3 win marked UW's first over UCLA since 2003 and just the third in program history. 
  • The upset marked her first singles win over a top-50 player. 
  • All four of Zupancic's wins were needed as Washington edged Denver, 4-3, in the first round before knocking off the Bruins. 
  • Now 5-0 in dual play, all at the No. 3 singles position.

ALSO NOMINATED: Katja Wiersholm, California; Mila Stanojevic, Colorado; Valencia Xu, Stanford; Salma Ewing, USC; Anastasia Goncharova, Utah; Savanna Ly-Nguyen, Washington State.


 Week of Men's Women's
Jan. 25 Fabien Salle, ASU Jessica Alsola, CAL
Feb. 1  Franco Capalbo, Utah Nika Zupancic, Washington