Fortin Claims Pac-12 Player Of The Week
SEATTLE – For the first time in her career, sophomore Sarah-Maude Fortin has been named the Pac-12 Women's Tennis Player of the Week. Fortin had back-to-back three set victories last weekend to help the Huskies win consecutive 4-3 matches at No. 17 Arizona State and No. 44 Arizona.
Washington had not won on the road against the Sun Devils since 2004 prior to last Friday's dual. The match came down to Fortin's court at No. 2 singles, and she outlasted Domenika Turkovic, 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 to break the 3-3 tie and get UW the win in its Pac-12 opener.
One day later, in Tucson, the Huskies had another grueling match that passed the four-hour mark. Fortin went the distance again and pulled out a 6-4, 1-6, 6-3 win over Arizona's Kayla Wilkins. That win put the Huskies up, 3-2, and Nika Zupancic would then get the final win at No. 3 singles to complete the 4-3 victory.
Zupancic and Yolanda Lin were also both 2-0 in singles matches on the weekend for the Dawgs.
Zupancic was Pac-12 Player of the Week on Feb. 1. This is the first time since 2011 that the Huskies have earned two Pac-12 Player of the Week awards in one season.
Washington is now 11-4 on the season and 2-0 in Pac-12 play, and returns home this week to host Utah on Friday and Colorado on Sunday, either outdoors at Bill Quillian Stadium or indoors at the Nordstrom Tennis Center.
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