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Pac-12 Tennis Players of The Week - April 12, 2022

Apr 12, 2022

MEN’S TENNIS PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Clement Chidekh, Jr., WASHINGTON (Lyon, France)

  • Playing at the No. 1 singles position, sixth-ranked Chidekh beat three ranked Pac-12 opponents, all in straight sets, and added a pair of doubles victories.
  • Partnered with Nedim Suko, the duo clinched the doubles point during Washington's 4-0 sweep of Oregon with a 6-2 win on court No. 2.
  • Defeated 90th-ranked Joshua Charlton (6-2, 6-0) as part of Huskies' sweep of the Ducks.
  • Provided UW's point in a 4-1 loss at nationally ranked Stanford, defeating 110th-ranked Axel Geller (6-3, 7-5) in a matchup between 2021 All-Pac-12 First Team selections.
  • Helped UW jump out to a 3-1 lead in eventual 4-3 loss at nationally ranked California, clinching the doubles point with a 6-2 win on court two and sweeping 105th-ranked Yuta Kikuchi (6-2, 6-3). 

ALSO NOMINATED: Colton Smith, ARIZ; Murphy Cassone, ASU; Max Basing, STAN; Stefan Dostanic, USC; Geronimo Espin Busleiman, UTAH.

WOMEN’S TENNIS PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Michaela Bayerlova, 5th, WASHINGTON STATE (Krumbach, Germany)

  • Went 2-0 in singles and 1-1 in doubles, all against nationally-ranked players/teams. 
  • Defeated No. 92 Haley Giavara in straight-sets to give WSU one of its two singles wins against No. 9 California. 
  • Teamed with Maxine Murphy for a clinching 6-4 win at No. 1 doubles over the Golden Bears' No. 33-ranked duo of Jessica Alsola and Katja Wiersholm. 
  • Against Stanford, Bayerlova secured WSU’s only point, defeating the nation’s 14th-ranked player, Connie Ma, in straight sets (6-2, 6-4).
  • Her win against Ma completed a Bay Area sweep for Bayerlova as she improved to 16-2 on the season, 6-1 in Pac-12 play and 5-1 against nationally-ranked players. She has won eight of her last nine matches, five against nationally ranked players.   

ALSO NOMINATED: Midori Castillo-Meza, ARIZ; Antonia Balzert, COLO; Alexandra Yepifanova, STAN; Kimmi Hance, UCLA; Snow Han, USC; Linda Huang, UTAH.

2022 PAC-12 MEN'S & WOMEN'S TENNIS PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

 Week of Men's Women's
Jan. 25 Fabien Salle, Arizona State Jessica Alsola, California
Feb. 1 Franco Capalbo, Utah Nika Zupancic, Washington
Feb. 8 Jonas Ziverts, Arizona Lexi Ryngler, Arizona
Feb. 16 Murphy Cassone, Arizona State Anastasia Goncharova, Utah
Feb. 22 Peter Makk, USC Connie Ma, Stanford
March 1 Clement Chidekh, Washington Abbey Forbes, UCLA
March 8 Clement Chidekh, Washington Sarah-Maude Fortin, Washington
March 15 Yuta Kikuchi, California Eryn Cayetano, USC
March 24 Stefan Dostanic, USC Connie Ma, Stanford
March 29 Alexander Hoogmartens, UCLA Katja Wiersholm, California
March 24 Stefan Dostanic, USC Connie Ma, Stanford
April 5 Jonas Ziverts, Arizona Giulia Morlet, Arizona State
April 12 Clement Chidekh, Washington Michaela Bayerlova, Washington State