Pac-12 announces tennis players of the week

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Pac-12 Men’s Tennis Player of the Week: Keegan Smith, Jr., UCLA (San Diego, Calif.)
• Earned wins over two ranked singles opponents as No. 22 UCLA registered a sweep in the Pacific Northwest to open Pac-12 play.
• No. 8 Keegan defeated No. 119 Ewen Lumsden of Washington (6-3, 3-6, 6-3) to cap the Bruins 5-0 defeat of the Huskies on Friday.
• Took down 19th-ranked Joshua Charlton of Oregon in two sets on Sunday, posting a 6-2, 6-2 result to help top the Ducks (4-3).
• Smith earns his third-career Pac-12 Men’s Tennis player of the week award, the 44th all-time for the Bruins.  

ALSO NOMINATED: Axel Geller, STAN; Jake Sands, USC; Slava Shainyan, UTAH.

Pac-12 Women’s Tennis Player of the Week: Abi Altick, Jr., UCLA (Monroe, La.)
Posted a 4-0 record across her singles and doubles matches as then-No. 8 UCLA swept local rivals then-No. 31 USC and then-No. 17 Pepperdine in non-conference action.
• Altick and partner Annette Goulak defeated Estella Jaeger and Danielle Willson of USC (6-4) to help take down the Trojans (5-3).
• The pair also knocked off Lisa Zaar and Daria Kuczer of Pepperdine Saturday (6-1, 7-6).
• Capped her perfect weekend Saturday with a 6-1, 7-6 win versus Lisa Zaar that clinched what resulted in a 4-3 team triumph over the Waves.
• The junior earns her second-career women’s tennis weekly honor, and the 29th all-time for the Bruins. 

ALSO NOMINATED: Kirsten Prelle, ARIZ; Haley Giavara, CAL; Eryn Cayetano, USC; Madison Tattini, UTAH; Michaela Bayerlova, WSU.


Week of Men's  Women's
Jan. 21 Daniel Cukierman, USC Michaela Gordon, Stanford
Jan. 28 Jack Davis, Washington Angela Kulikov, USC
Feb. 4 Brandon Holt, USC Elysia Bolton, UCLA
Feb. 11 Filip Malbasic, Arizona Sasha Vagramov, UCLA
Feb. 18 Daniel Cukierman, USC Natsuho Arakawa, Washington
Feb. 25 Russell Benkaim, Utah Abbey Forbes, UCLA
Mar. 3 Keegan Smith, UCLA Abi Altick, UCLA