Pac-12 Tennis Players of the Week – April 12, 2022

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

  • Playing in first place in singles, sixth-placed Chidekh defeated three Pac-12 ranked opponents, all in straight sets, and added a pair of wins in doubles.
  • Partnering with Nedim Suko, the duo clinched the doubles point in Washington’s 4-0 sweep of Oregon with a 6-2 victory on Court No. 2.
  • Defeated 90th-ranked Joshua Charlton (6-2, 6-0) in Huskies sweep against Ducks.
  • Provided UW’s point in a 4-1 loss at nationally ranked Stanford, beating Axel Geller (6-3, 7-5) for 110th in a game between first-team All-Pac selections- 12 2021.
  • Helped UW take a 3-1 lead in an eventual 4-3 loss to nationally ranked California, earning the doubles point with a 6-2 win on court two and sweeping 105th-ranked Yuta Kikuchi ( 6-2, 6-3) .

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

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

  • Recorded 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 two singles wins over No. 9 California.
  • Teamed with Maxine Murphy for a decisive 6-4 first-over doubles win over the No. 33-ranked Golden Bears duo of Jessica Alsola and Katja Wiersholm.
  • Against Stanford, Bayerlova earned the WSU’s only point by beating the country’s No. 14 player, Connie Ma, in straight sets (6-2, 6-4).
  • Her win over Ma completed a Bay Area sweep for Bayerlova as they improved to 16-2 this season, 6-1 in Pac-12 play and 5-1 against nationally ranked players. She has won eight of her last nine games, 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.

PAC-12 MEN’S AND WOMEN’S TENNIS PLAYERS OF THE WEEK 2022

Week of Men’s Women’s
January 25 Fabien Salle, State of Arizona Jessica Alsola, California
February 1st Franco Capalbo, Utah Nika Zupancic, Washington
February 8 Jonas Ziverts, Arizona Lexi Ryngler, Arizona
February 16 Murphy Cassone, Arizona State Anastasia Goncharova, Utah
February 22 Peter Makk, USC Connie Ma, Stanford
1st of March Clement Chidekh, Washington Forbes Abbey, UCLA
8 March 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
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