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2024 Pac-12 Tennis Championships

April 24-27 | Weil Tennis Academy & Libbey Park
Ojai, CA

Pac-12 Tennis Players of the Week – April 2, 2024

Apr 2, 2024

MEN’S TENNIS PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Nishesh Basavareddy, So., Stanford (Carmel, Ind.)

  • Earned a singles win and a pair of doubles victories as Stanford picked up team wins over then-No. 17 Arizona State (March 29) and then-No. 7 Arizona (March 30).
  • Court one singles match against Arizona State was unfinished, but added a 6-2 doubles win to contribute to the 4-0 sweep of the Sun Devils.
  • Outlasted No. 14 Colton Smith of Arizona in three sets, 7-6(10), 2-6, 6-3. 
  • Also contributed a 6-1 doubles win on court one in the 4-3 team win over the Wildcats.
  • Earns his conference-leading third Player of the Week honor this season. 
  • He becomes the first Pac-12 men's student-athlete to earn a trio of weekly honors in a season since Washington's Clement Chidekh in 2022 and first Stanford man to do so since Bradley Klahn in 2009.

ALSO NOMINATED: Casper Christensen, ARIZ; Alexander Hoogmartens, UCLA; Dzianis Zharyn, WASH

WOMEN’S TENNIS PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Kimmi Hance, Jr., UCLA (Torrance, Calif.)

  • Helped lead the Bruins to team wins over San Francisco (March 26) and then-No. 5 Stanford (March 31) on UCLA’s trip to the Bay Area. 
  • Earned a singles win over No. 38 Hannah Miller of California (March 30) on court two, taking the victory, 7-6(4), 6-3 in straight sets.
  • Outlasted Stanford’s No. 13 Connie Ma, 6-4, 6-7(3), 7-6(5), to clinch the Bruins’ dual match victory over the No. 5 Cardinal after four and a half hours of dual match time.
  • Also teamed with Anne-Christine Lutkemeyer to secure a doubles win on court two against No. 67 Angelica Blake/Alexis Blokhina of Stanford.  
  • It’s UCLA’s league-leading fifth Player of the Week award this season, with teammate Tian Fangran earning four weekly honors to her credit. 
  • The Bruins' five weekly honors this season are the most since by a Pac-12 program the UCLA women also secured five weekly awards during the 2021 season.

ALSO NOMINATED: Alexandra Yepifanova, STAN; Emma Charney, USC Astrid Olsen, WASH


Week  Men's Women's
Jan. 16 Joe Friend, Arizona Giulia Morlet, Arizona State
Jan. 23 Quinn Vandecasteele, Oregon Tian Fangran, UCLA
Jan. 30 Colton Smith, Arizona Emma Charney, USC
Feb. 6 Govind Nanda, UCLA Sophie Luescher, ORE
Feb. 13 Nishesh Basavareddy, Stanford Alexandra Yepifanova, Stanford
Feb. 20 Herman Hoeyeraal, Arizona Grace Piper, USC
Feb. 27 Max Basing, Stanford Angelica Blake, Stanford
Mar. 5 Murphy Cassone, Arizone State Tian Fangran, UCLA
Mar. 12 Nishesh Basavareddy, Stanford Tian Fangran, UCLA
Mar. 19 Alex Chang, California Tian Fangran, UCLA
Mar. 26 Colton Smith, Arizona Valentina Ivanov, CAL
Apr. 2 Nishesh Basavareddy, Stanford Kimmi Hance, UCLA