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Hoogmartens Named Pac-12 Player of the Week

Mar 30, 2022
Alexander Hoogmartens (Photo: Scott Chandler)

SAN FRANCISCO – Alexander Hoogmartens of the UCLA men's tennis team was named Pac-12 Player of the Week for March 21-27, the conference announced Tuesday.

Freshman Hoogmartens was unbeaten in the Bruins' first two matches of Pac-12 play, helping them earn a home split with California and Stanford.

In his first-career appearances on the top singles court, Hoogmartens defeated No. 102 Yuta Kikuchi of the Golden Bears, 2-6, 6-2, 6-2, and No. 2 Arthur Fery of the Cardinal, 6-3, 6-1. Hoogmartens also teamed with Bryce Pereira to beat Tomas Kopczynski and Timothy Sah of Stanford by a 6-3 score on the second court, giving UCLA the doubles point.

With his latest victory Tuesday, Hoogmartens has won seven consecutive singles decisions dating back to Feb. 13. He is also 5-1 versus nationally-ranked singles opponents this season.

The Pac-12 Player of the Week award represents the first of Hoogmartens' career and 47th in UCLA men's tennis program history.

ALSO NOMINATED: Jonas Ziverts, ARIZ; Axel Geller, STAN; Stefan Dostanic, USC, Geronimo Espin Busleiman, UTAH; Han-Chih Lin, WASH.

Week of Player
Jan. 25 Fabien Salle, Arizona State
Feb. 1 Franco Capalbo, Utah
Feb. 8 Jonas Ziverts, Arizona
Feb. 16 Murphy Cassone, Arizona State
Feb. 22 Peter Makk, USC
March 1 Clement Chidekh, Washington
March 8 Clement Chidekh, Washington
March 15 Yuta Kikuchi, California
March 24 Stefan Dostanic, USC
March 29 Alexander Hoogmartens, UCLA